WHAT WE OFFER
Here at Goliath Land and Cattle, we offer two different types of beef, both are free from harmful chemicals, growth hormones, and antibiotics.
Our grass-fed, grain-finished beef begin as bull calves castrated into steers shortly after birth. Staying with the mother until weaning, at about 6-8 months old, they then start on a feed ration, while always having access to fresh grass pasture and water. Our steers stay on a custom starter-feed for approximately 90 days and are then switched to a custom finishing feed for approximately 90 more days. This gives them a wonderful, high protein, high energy, high fiber, high fat, high everything diet that leads to immaculate marbling and tender juicy meat.
We butchered our steers at a live weight around 1,000 lbs at 12-14 months old. This is much younger than your typical 2-year-old feedlot steer. Coming in lighter than a typical feedlot steer, we produce a more tender higher quality marbling of the meat.
Our grass-fed, grass-finished beef steers are never put on a full feed ration. They have access to premium grass pastures year round. This beef starts out just like the others as bull calves, castrated soon after birth that stay with their mothers until weaning at approximately 6-8 months old. They are then placed in separate pastures, continuing to grow for the next 12-14 months.
Butchered around 18-20 months-old, still younger than a typical two-year-old feedlot steer. These grass fed-grass and finished beef have much more nutritional value than the beef you buy at the store and tend to be very lean.
No matter which beef you decide to buy from Goliath Land and Cattle, you can be rest assured you’re receiving superior quality beef and supporting small business, first-generation ranchers, central Texas communities, and a fellow patriot!
HOW BUTCHERING WORKS
Our beef is priced by the hanging weight. Everything is an average/estimation. The hanging weight is approximately 55% of the live weight. The take-home beef weight is approximately 70% of the hanging weight.
For an entire steer (or one whole beef), you would have about 1000 lbs of live weight, about 550 lbs of hanging weight, and about 385 lbs of meat to take home to your freezer. One-quarter beef would yield 96 lbs of meat to take home and put in your freezer.
Now that you are ready, place a non-refundable deposit that locks your steer in while he is still growing. Once you place your deposit, you will be given a butcher date and a pickup date. We transport the beef from our pasture to the butcher and pay the processing costs.
Once the butcher processes the steer, the meat will dry age for a minimum of 14 days. The day we drop off the steer the processor, the butcher will give us the hanging weight. Once we have the hanging weight, we will contact you to provide you with your total. We require final payment before we give you the specific date, time, and ticket number to pick up your beef. You then arrive to the processor on your scheduled date and time where you pick up your packaged beef. You pay nothing more at pick up!
WHAT CUTS WILL YOU TAKE HOME?
Great question! Your standard beef breakdown from Goliath Land and Cattle will be approximately: 25% steaks, 35% other cuts, such as fajita meat, brisket, cutlets, etc., and 40% ground hamburger.