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Do You Need A Half Beef? Must Read

written by

Ben Simmons

posted on

April 28, 2024

Good Morning from your farmer,

Before I get into the main topic, let me share that our new mama cows are going great. They are settling in and now curious when we come around. For example, last Monday Jared picked up a load of chips for our chick brooder bedding and while unloading they eased up to see what we were doing. Very cool!

Next, we want everyone to know that we are mostly FULLY STOCKED on beef, pork, eggs, and chicken. Its been a long time since we were last able to communicate that. Exceptions are filet, flank, and hanger steaks. Who bought all of those filets?

Now, for Half Beef News! Last week our team spent three long days cutting and packing eight beef that was added to our store late Friday afternoon. That represents two beef extra than typical to satisfy the demand we have for our beef.

This was after letting our custom half beef customers know that we intended to have a "special" slaughter for customers wanting a custom beef. So, we took orders for 6 beef (12 halves) to be slaughtered and processed at Homestead in Lucedale. Customers took delivery around April 8th and everything worked out great.

We continue to have strong demand for our half beef custom orders. That said, we will repeat our success from March/April orders and have scheduled a slaughter date for 6 beef with Homestead Farm & Packing in Lucedale, MS. Here are the key dates:

April 27th 6 beef (12 halves) added to our website for orders. First-come, First-served. Customer pays deposit to reserve order.

June 1st Cut-sheet due not later than this date. Best practice is to complete within a week of placing order. Cut sheet can be found at this link - scroll to the bottom of the page

June 3rd I will deliver the cows to the plant.

June 4th Harvest date. Beef will age in cooler for 14 days before cut/pack.

June 18-19th Cut & pack according to customer-supplied cut sheet

June 21st Approximate date for pickup

So, if you are looking for a half beef between now and July then you need to take advantage of this opportunity. Follow the same link listed above to place your order. Price is $5.25 per pound based on the hanging weight. Customer will pay Homestead separately for processing cost which is approximately $0.85 per pound.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Here is a short video when moving our yearlings & lambs (3 of 7) we purchased to finish out on our pastures. They are pastured with our yearlings. Click the picture to watch this 30 second video. 


At Nature's Gourmet Farm, our intent is to create a community that evolves around one of the most intrinsically important things of the ages, and that’s the provision of sustenance. That's our passion - to raise healthy food to nourish families and strengthen immune systems.

If you are new to our farm then maybe you have been looking for premium ALL NATURAL GOODNESS of beef, pork, chicken, and eggs raised on pasture as God intended - with emphasis on Regenerative Principles and NOT conventionally raised animals (with growth hormones, drugs, chemicals, and antibiotics) - and where animals are treated humanely - then you have come to the right farm. Our delivery schedule and product availability are listed below along with order buttons that will take you to our website where you can browse over 90 product choices and place your order from the convenience of your home. It's that simple!

** Product Availability Update **

NOTE: Restocks are made about 6 PM on the dates indicated below!

Chicken - Restocked April 24th. next restock will be May 8th
Turkey - Whole turkeys are sold out. Restocked Ground, legs, thighs, and wings Jan 31st. Added six whole turkey breasts for pre-order

Eggs - Restock each Wednesday. We are well stocked on eggs - especially large at this time

Beef - Restocked April 19th. Next restock will be May 17th

Pork - Restocked fresh cuts April 10th. Restock cured cuts about April 22nd

Lamb - April 17th lamb did not work out. They were only 50 lb live weight or about half the weight needed for slaughter

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