Friday, February 17, 2012

Price Revision

We've revised our pricing to eliminate some confusion about what a side of beef will actually cost.



$900 for a side of beef
Or you can order a full for $1750
or a quarter for  $475
Additional processing fees will be paid to the butcher
and are estimated at $225 per side.


Each side of beef will include between 175 to 225 pounds of meat.  That’s about what a family of four will consume in one year.  Our sides will include but not limited to sirloins, t-bones, roasts, brisket, ribs, round steak, and lean ground beef.
Your side of beef will be custom cut to your specifications by Country Home Meats in Edmond, OK. 
 
We are taking reservations now with deposits of $100.  Butcher dates are April 30th and May 14th.  Target butcher weight is between 1,000—1.100 pounds.
Smaller cattle may be held over for additional weight gain.
And remember ~
Unlike meat from the commercial market, our cattle are raised on pasture their
entire lives. They are fed a ration of grain daily for added flavor and marbling.   Our steers are cared for twice a day to make sure they are happy and healthy. 
No steroids or antibiotics will be given to our animals while they are on our farm. 
All that adds up to great tasting beef for your table!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Feeding Time

Twice a day, one of us goes out to feed the cattle.
They get a 50 pound sack of grain morning and evening.


We carry it over and jump the fence.


The cattle come running
if they aren't there waiting for us, that is.


We have a pen set up with the feed trough in it.
The cattle come in to the pen twice a day so we can inspect them and make sure they are good and healthy. 
They get scratches on the noses or backs if they want it.
Sometimes we get an appreciative lick on the face!

about 900 lbs now, goal is 1200

They love feeding time!


Sammie loves it too because she likes to carry the empty feed sack to the trash.
She gets really upset if we feed the cattle without her!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gaining


The steers are really gaining weight
and boy, do they look good!


Most of them are really friendly.
Some of them even enjoy a good back or face scratching.


We are thankful for a full pond again.
This means we won't have to run water to them through the winter.


The pigs are getting really big too.
They keep us entertained with mud wallowing and running in circles.


All of the sides of pork have been reserved
but we still have 8 sides of beef left.
Contact us if you are interested!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sheep on the Farm


Our registered Jacob Sheep have arrived on the farm.  Jacob Sheep are thought to be the spotted sheep that Jacob bred back in the Old Testament.  Cool, huh?  They look interesting with with their black and white fleece and multiple horns.  Jacobs can have up to 5 horns but ours are either 2 horned or 4 horned.  They are very tame, all of them eating out of our hand except one.


These eight sheep are our breeding sheep and all are bred except one.  Ziggy will be held over till next year before she lambs because she was too young.

Ziggy

And speaking of lambs, our first ones are due to arrive the first week of February. We are hoping for several sets of twins.  Locker lamb will be available in the future, once we establish our flock.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All sides of pork have been reserved but there is still plenty of beef!
Thanks to all our customers!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Taking orders

Hurry!  Don't miss out.  We are now taking reservations for sides of beef and pork.


See the "Beef" & "Pork" pages above for details.
Need information on freezer size, beef cuts, etc?  Click on the "steer with the states" in the sidebar.
email rockin3jranch@gmail.com if you have questions or to reserve.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Banker in the Blue House

You know from the introduction that our grandfather helped get us started by purchasing our first calves for us.  What you might not know is that we live on a farm with our grandparents.  Our house is red and theirs is blue. 

You also might not know that our parent's are behind us 100% in this venture but not financially.  All the work on the leased property and all the cost of the animals and feed is paid for by us, not them.  We are thankful, however to have a backer. 

Recently we realized that feed costs would exceed our savings before winter was over.  We were going to need help.  Jake went next door to discuss the situation with Papaw.  He said, "I didn't know I was going into the cattle business."  To which Jake replied, "You're not. You're going into the banking business!"  He laughed and said he could help get us through.  We were relieved to hear it.

We are blessed to have a banker next door in the blue house.