Double Aught Angus Ranch is located near the South Fork of the Clearwater River in northern Idaho. Ours is a small family farm dedicated to raising quality beef by providing our cattle a quality life.
Better meat: Our quality Angus beef is lean, flavorful, and nutritious as only pasture-raised beef can be. Our smaller steers yield smaller cuts for healthier serving sizes. They are always grass-fed, never grained. They have no added hormones nor antibiotics.
Environmentally sound practices: Our herd has Lowline Angus breeding, a smaller-framed Angus known for superior meat quality and grass-efficiency. We use intensive grazing management to ensure they graze pastures that provide clean, healthy grasses, forbs, shrubs and trees. The variety of forage species, clean water, free-choice minerals, shade and shelter keeps our cattle healthy and satisfied. In addition to naturally pastured beef cattle, our ranch is managed for a broad range of wildlife and plant habitats to ensure an ecologically diverse and sustainable environment.
Emphasis on humane treatment: Our cattle are naturally docile and always handled gently, with respect. Calves are weaned later without the distress of early weaning or isolation from their mothers. Fresh pasture is provided when possible and quality locally-grown grass hay is continuously available when the weather does not permit grazing. Steers are never subjected to the stress of being shipped for slaughter. They are humanely ranch-killed and packaged by a local family-run processor.
Well-raised steers produce better beef and bring peace of mind to us and our customers. Our goal is to reduce our collective footprint through sustainable management and local marketing. Our cattle are helping to heal the land and improve habitat for a range of wildlife and native plant species.
We accept reservations for whole or half steers throughout the year. They are ready for processing in May or June, and as a free service to you, we make the processing arrangements. The steer is humanely killed here on the ranch.
The price of the steer is based on the processor's hanging weight. In addition, you pay a processing fee for custom cutting, wrapping, and freezing. They will be dry-aged 10-14 days. The cuts are packaged for two people. They are double-wrapped-- in plastic film and heavy white butcher paper. The ground beef is in one-pound packages.
Costs for half or whole steers:
Half: $3.70/lb hanging weight + $200/half processing
Whole: $3.50/lb hanging weight + $350/whole processing
A deposit of $250/half or whole is required at the time you order your beef, with the balance due when you receive your packaged meat.
These are smaller cattle, so the average hanging weight of a half is only about 220 lbs. Because you are purchasing an individual animal, actual price will depend on the actual weight. Weights may vary up to 15% from the average weight.
What to expect from a half steer (half for quarters and double for whole steers):
Half steers typically yield about 130 lbs of packaged meat. The abundance of each cut varies a little from one steer to another but the standard breakdown is like this. You can request different cutting proportions to suit your preferences.
--Steaks-- about 44 lbs (roughly 34%)
(Includes: Rib steak, T-bone steak, Sirloin steak, Sirloin tip steak, Tri tip steak, Round steak, Flank steak)
--Ground beef-- about 40 lbs (roughly 31%)
--Roasts-- about 35 lbs (roughly 27%)
(Includes: Chuck roast, Rump roast, Arm roast)
(Includes: Cube steak, Short ribs, Stew meat, Soup or dog bones (if desired).
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