Neale Family Farms
What we offer
ON PASTURE: Our cattle are raised on lush green pastures in Giles County, Tennessee. Grain-finished beef from our farm is not the same as what comes from concentrated feedlot operations. We care for our animals by letting them graze for the vast majority of their lives before finishing on homegrown grains in friendly and humane conditions. We also cooperate with other local farmers for much of our hay and feed needs.
Pasture-raised, grain-finished cows from small-scale, well-managed farms live healthy and enjoyable lives…creating tasty, nutrient-laden beef.
the dry-aging difference
DRY AGING: Light Hill’s meats are naturally aged, under full federal inspection, and are carefully monitored throughout the whole processing procedure to ensure the very top quality. This process naturally produces a buttery tenderness with more natural flavor and retains more juices than any other method. The entire beef hangs in a refrigerated cooler with strict temperature and humidity control. The hang time is judged according to the amount of fat cover that is on the animal and ranges depending on the specifications from our customers. The key effect of dry aging is the concentration and saturation of the natural flavor.
I want to buy…
You can purchase beef by the single cuts or in bulk by clicking HERE. If you purchase in bulk (quarters, halves, or wholes), we can work with you on the amount of specific cuts you’d like to buy.
limited availability on occasion:
Roasts - eye of round, shoulder
Steaks - skirt, ribeye, sirloin, flank
Stew meat (kabob meat)
Other specialty cuts available upon request
how is the meat processed?
We use our family-owned USDA-approved processing facility, Light Hill Meats Custom Butchery. This is unique to other sellers because not only do we grow it, we harvest it…ensuring the highest standards are maintained during the whole process.
things to consider when buying in bulk
Consider your freezer space - For every 25 pounds of packaged beef, you will need about 1 cubic foot of freezer space.
Decide on which cuts you’d like to have - When you order a half or whole, we will work through options from either our standard cutting or your customization.
What is your budget? - Depending on the animal and processing specifications, total meat quantity will vary…as well as the cost. Understand that your total cost will be the processed meat weight and the processing fee. This fee will vary depending on your order. We will work with you on figuring the total of your particular beef.
Whole: 750-800 pounds x $3/lb = approximately $2250-2400 and about $500 for processing
Half: 375-400 pounds x $3.25/lb = approximately $1219-1300 and about $250 for processing
Bundle Packages: (click here for cuts included and pricing)
Back to the Farm Promise
Raising high-quality beef in a sustainable way is both time-consuming and expensive. That’s why over the years much of the beef industry has become an industrialized process that it is difficult to track the origin of your meat. Light Hill Meats puts an end to your concerns about mystery meat.
Our back to the farm promise means that everything in our brand is from our own farm or our small, local grower network. This direct access to the farm allows us to insure your experience is with quality and the greatest level of transparency anywhere.