You're done with buying the bland meat under fluorescent lights lining the grocery store shelves. Done with the erratic prices, funky flavor, and unpredictable supply. You're craving a connection with the food that powers your body. Searching for better protein to power your family.
Our neck of the Ozarks is peppered with small farms, any farmer around will happily sell you a half cow or half hog, and haul it to the butcher shop.
You'd be expected to pay extra processing, call the shop to give cut instructions, and make arrangements to pick it up after work or on the weekend.
Then it's loading up the car with un-sorted, butcher paper-wrapped frozen packages, driving home & spending a few hours sorting and packing your bounty into the freezer.
By the end you'll be left with cold hands wondering if all was worth it
We're trashing that traditional bulk meat buying model.
🚫 No "paying on the hanging weight"
🚫 No "you pay the processing"
🚫 No "you call the butcher shop for cut instructions"
🚫 No butcher paper wrapped mystery packages
🚫 No waiting 9 months+ for your meat
When you ditch the store & come straight to the farmer, you deserve down-home service, not more work. Let us handle all the details, so the only thing you need to do is open your freezer.
✔ Simple upfront pricing
✔ No hidden fees, up charges, or other pricing surprises
✔ Tried-and-true standard cut list to know how many of each cut you'll receive.
✔ Custom cutting options to make it fit your family's needs
✔ Beef slaughtered in the Ozarks under USDA inspection.
✔ Sealed in clear, thick vac-pac to maintain freshness, resist freezer burn and package tears.
✔ We handle all the processing, no need to call the butcher shop.
✔ Home delivery included.
✔ Pre-sorted at delivery makes storing and organizing your freezer a breeze.
Since 2017, we've sold over 40,000 pounds of farm-fresh meat cuts to consumers online & at local farmers markets. Because we harvest monthly to stock our Farm Store and fill online orders, you can buy a single pound, steak or chop to try before you stock the freezer.
We are accepting reservations now for delivery throughout 2022
Your reservation is confirmed with payment of a non-refundable deposit that goes towards total purchase price. Balance is due 7 days before delivery.
How does the order process work?
Read more here: How to Order a Side of Beef
How long will I have to wait for my meat?
Our 1/8 Beef usually has the quickest fufillment time, between 4-6 weeks. Wait time for a 1/2 Beef, 1/4 Beef, or 1/2 Hog can range from 7-10 weeks. We are harvesting animals monthly, year round.
How much is the deposit?
Your deposit is paid by card when you order online. To make other arrangements, contact Kassi directly at email@example.com
1/8 Beef: $150 deposit
1/4 Beef: $300 deposit
1/2 Beef: $500 deposit
1/2 Hog: $150 deposit
Your deposit is a payment toward the total cost. The balance is due 10 days before your order is available. We can charge the card on file or send you a link to pay online.
Do you charge by hanging weight? Do I have to pay the processor?
NO! Our obsession is making this process simple, and understanding what "hanging weight" is is NOT simple or straightforward. You do not pay by hanging weight. All butcher shop processing costs are included in the total price. There are no surprise fees. All payments are made directly to Blue Silo Beef. To learn more, read How Much Beef is in a Cow.
How much meat do I get in a side?
1/8 Beef is a 40 lb bundle of ready-to-eat beef
1/4 Beef yields approximately 90-100 lbs of ready-to-eat beef
1/2 Beef yields approximately 180-200 lbs of ready-to-eat beef
1/2 Hog yields approximately 60-80 lbs of ready-to-eat pork
How can I customize my beef side?
Choosing a 1/2 size (either 1/2 Hog or 1/2 Beef) gives the most options to customize. There is no added charge for any custom option.
Personalize your 1/2 Beef with the following options:
Personalize your 1/4 Beef with the following options:
Personalize your 1/2 Hog with the following options:
Besides size, what's the difference between a 1/2 and 1/4 Beef?
Often, a 1/4 Beef can be filled quicker than a 1/2 Beef. Choose this size if your goal is to get as much ground beef as possible by grinding unwanted cuts and still enjoy a good variety of steaks. A 1/4 Beef is best for small families with younger kids who are eating beef 2-4 times per week.
When you invest in a 1/2 Beef, you get the most options to customize, including package size and steak thickness. Customers also enjoy the widest variety of products in a 1/2, including Dog Bones, Tri-Tip, Whole Brisket and Flank Steak that aren't found in a 1/4 Beef. Plus, customers have the option for using a portion of their ground beef total into Grill Ready Burgers, Beef Chorizo or Mild Italian Beef Sausage. There's also options to cut a Prime Rib and substitute in Shaved Philly Sandwich Beef. A 1/2 Beef is best for large families, folks with ample freezer storage space, those who love to entertain and cook at home often, or couples with grown children who want to share.
What size of freezer do I need?
You will likely need a standalone freezer to store a 1/4 or 1/2 beef. Either a chest or upright style freezer will work. Chest freezers can fit more and maintain a more consistent temperature. Plan on 2.5 cu ft. of freezer space for every 50 lbs of meat. From personal experience, I know a 1/2 beef comfortably fits in a 12 cu ft chest freezer with room to organize.
How long is frozen meat good for?
So long as the product isn't subjected to temperature fluctuations and the vac-pac seal stays intact, our frozen beef retains its freshness for 9-12 months after packaging, sometimes longer.
I'm not sure if I can fit a beef or pork side, are there any other options?
Yes! We offer a 1/8 beef option that will fit in a home freezer. Our Ozark Family Bundle (28 lb) will also fit in a home freezer and does not require a pre-order. The Queen City Pork Bundle is the equivalent of a 1/4 Hog and is available on a limited basis depending on our hog harvest schedule