FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS: HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
Okay, you are either considering or have made the decision to order delicious home-grown, all-natural, grass-fed beef. If
you have never bought beef this way before, you probably have questions. So, how does the process work from order to delivery? Please read on.
When you order bulk beef, you are ordering a percentage of a beef carcass. At processing, the carcass is split in half down the back. The resulting halves are called "sides" of beef. You have the option of ordering a full carcass, a half (or side of beef), or a quarter. A quarter is half of a side of beef. That is, the side is cut to specifications, and then the cuts are divided equally. So whether you get a full carcass, a half, or a quarter, you get some of everything. That is, steaks, roasts, ribs, brisket, ground beef, etc. You can even get organ meat, if you desire. (Liver, tongue, heart.)
You get more flexibility in how you may have your meat cut and packaged if you order a full or half carcass. As noted above, when you order a quarter, your quarter has to be processed very similarly to the quarter of the buyer of the other quarter.
Deposits are necessary and are due 60 days prior to the anticipated delivery date. Deposits are as follows:
After I receive your deposit, I will send you a blank Processing Sheet to fill out. (I will also send you a Sample Processing Sheet as well showing how I have my own meat cut up as a guide.) Please send your completed Processing Sheet to me as soon as possible.
I will deliver the animal to the processor. When I get the hanging weight from the processor, I will send you an invoice. I ask that you pay any balance due (minus the deposit) in two separate checks. I will need the check for the processor prior to the scheduled delivery date so that I can pay the processor at the time of pickup. You can either pay me at the same time (with a separate check) or when the meat is delivered or picked up.
Your beef will typically hang in cold storage to age for a period of 10 to 14 days. It will then be cut to specifications and frozen.
You have 3 options on how to take delivery of your meat. You can pick it up at the processor; pick it up at my house; or I will deliver it to you within the Oklahoma City/Norman metro area. Your meat will be hard frozen and ready to thaw and enjoy.
3B Farms Beef (Jerry Billingsley)
1618 Charles ST
Norman, OK 73069
Phone: (405) 642-5646 E-Mail: 3BE.LLC@GMAIL.com Website: www.3BFarmsBeef.com
If this sheet does not answer all your questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.