Grass Fed Beef
We sell the majority of our Angus beef in Sampler Packages for $14.50 a pound and the packages weigh approximately 29 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.
Pricing of Beef 2023
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 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:
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.
Cattle are healthier and require little drug treatment when they are not conﬁned, have constant access to pasture and eat a predominantly grass diet.
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