Grass Fed Beef

 Circle H Beef

We are currently SOLD OUT of Circle H Beef!

We had to lower our stocking rate during the drought, and will only be processing one animal this year. We will be selling to our waiting list first, to previous buyers, and then posting on Instagram and Facebook if any beef remains, so stay tuned! Please text or email us to be added to next year’s waiting list. Raising cattle is a slow moooooving process!

Our Circle H Beef Mortadella is available for a limited time at The Cheese Parlor in downtown Livermore, and the “Bourdadella” sandwich is available at The Press in downtown Livermore and Pleasanton. We encourage you to support the restaurants that support your local farmers and ranchers, Sabio on Main, Sons of Liberty Alehouse and Range Life.

We highly recommend these local family ranches that sell beef direct to consumer, while we are sold out. We encourage you to continue to know your ranchers, shop small and shop local! That includes your local Farmers Market.

Birdhouse Ranch
Connolly Ranch
Heart Bar Cattle Co.
Koopmann Family Beef
Mariposa Ranch
Stemple Creek Ranch

We were recently certified by Audubon Conservation Ranching as Beef Raised on Bird-Friendly Land! Here are two Northern California ranches that are also Audubon Certified. Go from consumer to conservationist when you purchase beef and bison raised on Audubon Certified bird-friendly land! You can help Audubon protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.

Morris Grassfed
Markegard Family Grass-fed

We sell the majority of our grassfed grass-finished Angus beef in Sampler Packages weighing approximately 25 – 30 pounds. When purchasing sampler packages you are sharing a portion of an animal, therefore the cuts are not the same in every box. One person may get a sirloin steak, one a top round steak; one person a chuck roast, one an arm roast; one a flank steak, one a skirt steak or brisket; one a filet, one a rib steak, etc. The weight will be an estimate of your portion of the beef. We will weigh the meat upon delivery for total amount due. Below is an example of one sampler package from 2023. It will be necessary to raise our prices in 2024, as our costs have risen dramatically. This will be the first time we have raised our prices.

TO PURCHASE OUR BEEF 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

PayPal, Zelle, Venmo, cash, and check

Pricing of Beef 2023

FREEZER SPACE

You can calculate 35 pounds of meat per cubic foot of freezer space.  A standard kitchen refrigerator freezer is about 7 cubic feet, fitting 245 pounds of beef when empty.  We recommend purchasing a deep freezer, the savings on buying meat in bulk more than pays for a freezer. The cubic feet needed for packaged meat is: whole beef 12 cubic feet, 1/2 beef 6 cubic feet and 1/4 beef 3 cubic feet. 

WHY CIRCLE H GRASSFED GRASS-FINISHED BEEF?

Our Angus cattle were born and raised on pastures in Livermore, California, carrying on our rural farming heritage for five generations. Our family has been farming in the Livermore Valley since the 1850’s, and ranching on Mines Road in the Livermore hills since the 1920’s. Our stocker steers come from Steve and Sandy Sanders who have been ranching on Mines Road for three generations.

We work hard to implement regenerative agricultural land management practices, focusing on a well-managed grazing system that can regenerate grassland, build soil, sequester carbon, protect our watersheds and our natural resources. Our animals are food shed sourced—born, raised, processed, sold and distributed locally, supporting local businesses and maximizing the direct relationship between our farm and our consumer. The livestock are treated humanely, grass fed, pasture raised with no synthetic hormones and antibiotic free.

WHY GRASSFED BEEF?

The difference matters. There is a growing body of scientific research pointing to the benefits of grassfed beef over conventional beef. These benefits are most evident in purer grassfed systems, especially those using regenerative grazing methods. Benefits include:

 

HUMAN HEALTH

Grassfed beef is more healthful for people because of its significantly better omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio, higher concentration of conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs), higher levels of antioxidants and lower risk of E. coli infection and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. CLA is considered to be one of the strongest nutrients which can defend against cancer.

 

ANIMAL WELFARE

Cattle are healthier and require little drug treatment when they are not confined, have constant access to pasture and eat a predominantly grass diet.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The concentration of manure in and around feedlots can pollute air and water, whereas well-managed grazing systems can regenerate grassland, build soil and protect watersheds.

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION

Intensive grain farming and feedlot cattle production are major sources of greenhouse gases, whereas grasslands managed with regenerative grazing can sequester carbon and act as net carbon sinks, offsetting methane emitted by cattle.

 

BETTER TASTE AND FLAVOR

Grassfed cattle of the right breed, produced to high standards, result in beef that is tender, well-marbled and, in the opinion of many connoisseurs, better-tasting than grain-fed beef.

 “Back to Grass, The Market Potential for U.S. Grassfed Beef” Produced through the collaboration of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Armonia, and Bonterra Partners, 2017