If you have a chest freezer, and tend to enjoy a delicious beef meal at least a couple of times a week, then your best value is to order a side or half-side of Whispering Meadows beef.
For most people, a side of beef will last you around a year, and will fill about a half of the volume of an average chest freezer. Compared to buying the same amount of beef individually, a side of beef will save you about $400.
Have your steaks and roasts cut your way!
Your side or half-side will be custom cut to your specifications. It then gets packaged as individual cuts, each wrapped in traditional butcher paper, stamp-labelled, and frozen.
Ordering a side or half-side gives you the choice of how much of your beef you would like in steaks, roasts, or ground — and exactly which way you would like them. For example…
…you can have the loin cut either as T-bone steaks, or separated into striploin and tenderloin steaks.
“Awesome! You already know how much we love your beef!”
Barb & Steve Renwick, Kitchener
…the round can be cut into fast-fry cutlets, round roasts or round steaks — or a mix of these options.
…your steaks can be cut the standard 1” thickness, or you can go thicker for that restaurant-style gourmet presentation.
Many other cut options are available, and we’ll help you make the best selections for your family. We have a personalized cut preference sheet that we can walk you through before your beef is cut, so you get exactly the mix of beef that best suits your needs.
If you are ordering a half-side, you might have to compromise a little with the person who is ordering the other half of the side.
This video gives a great overview of the process of cutting a side of beef:
A note about dressed weight
Like all beef producers, we sell our beef based on dressed weight. That means the sides are weighed when they are first hung to dry-age, which is called the hot dressed weight or the hanging weight.
Over the course of the aging process, the beef loses some of its weight through moisture loss. Then when the side is butchered into individual cuts, most of the bones and fat are removed. So the overall cut weight of your beef will be around 60-65% of the hanging hot dressed weight.
That’s how the beef industry works, and the pricing is set with the expected weight reduction in mind.
On average, each of our sides weighs around 340lbs of beef, and half-sides about 170lbs, hanging hot dressed weight. To order, we take a deposit of $125 for a half-side, or $250 for a full side. Your balance will then be calculated from the actual weight of your side, minus deposit.
Grass-fed or grain-finished beef
“Randy is an amazing young man and his products are unparalleled! He came to my rescue for a beef order Dec 23rd in snowy icy weather. He delivered right to my door! My son, a self proclaimed expert on beef, said that the steaks were by far the best he had EVER had. We had several family dinners enjoying Randy’s farm products. This will def be the #1 place to buy from now on! You have to try it!”
Anita S., Toronto
When you order your side of beef – as with our individual cuts – we offer you the choice of grassfed or grain-finished beef.
Our grass-fed beef is raised 100% on our rich blend of field grasses, and nothing else. It is priced at $6.50/lb, dressed weight, which works out to roughly $10.80/lb for your beef cuts. Grass-fed beef is considered by many people to be the healthiest, most natural form of beef, with the most complex flavour profile and the richest nutritional value.
Our grain-finished beef is also grass-fed for its entire life, plus it’s supplemented with whole non-GMO grains to give the meat extra sweetness and tenderness. It is priced at $5.95 per pound, dressed weight, which works out to about $9.90/lb cut weight.
These prices are a fraction of what you would pay for much lower quality beef at the supermarket, and especially what you would pay at a specialty butcher for similar quality meats — if you can even find them. By ordering direct from the farm, you are not only ensuring the very best quality you can find anywhere, you are also helping to support both our local economy, and healthy and sustainable environmental practices.
How to order your natural Black Angus beef:
For your convenience, we have three ways that you can place your order. You can:
Order On-line: scroll down to add a side or a half-side to your shopping cart.
Order by phone:
- Phone in your order, to pay by Paypal, Visa, American Express or Master Card:
Phone: 1-800-439-3081 (Randy & Ange)
Order by mail:
- Mail us a deposit cheque for $250 per side, or $125 for a half-side, to:
Whispering Meadows Inc.
RR2, 056404 Conc 12, Desboro, ON, N0H 1K0
Thank you — and enjoy your delicious beef,