TURNER RANCH GRASS FED BEEF. Our small, family-owned ranch is located in Marin County just an hour north of San Francisco. We offer meat from cattle that are exclusively raised on mothers' milk and wholesome pasture grass. The cattle are handled humanely at all times and are not given antibiotics, hormones, additives, grain, corn, or anything unnatural to ruminant animals. The ranch uses rotational grazing practices designed to optimize the health of the cattle and native grasslands.
SIMPLE ORDERS. We run a simple operation without much fuss, offering "mixed" quarters (1/4 of an Angus steer with "mixed" cuts from the front and rear quarters) that are dry aged for a minimum 21 days to optimize flavor and tenderness. Orders are cut and vacuum packed in convenient meal-sized servings.
DRY AGING. Our beef is dry aged (kept in a temperature and humidity controlled cooler) for at least 21 days. Supermarket beef is almost always wet aged (i.e., wrapped in plastic to retain water weight) for a couple days. Dry aging allows natural enzymes in the meat to break down hard connective tissues, and to allow water to evaporate thereby concentrating the flavor.
WHAT COMES IN A QUARTER. Because the front and rear quarters of steer produce different cuts of meat, each quarter is "mixed" to include a variety of cuts from both the front and rear sections. Customers purchasing a quarter will be able to choose steaks vs. roasts, and more or less ground beef in their order. Mixed quarters also include offal (i.e., tongue, tail, heart, liver, kidney, and bone for making excellent broth). We work with customers and the butcher to provide cuts as shown on the butcher's cut list. AMOUNT OF MEAT. A 1/4 steer averages between 120 - 170 lbs of beef and requires approximately 3 cubic feet of freezer space. We sell by finished weight like your local grocer. See details under "COST" below, or additional information under FAQs.
COST. 2023 Pricing (approx. 5% higher than 2022 prices)
(1/4 Steer) $8.25/lb.
(1/2 Steer) $8.00/lb.
(3/4 Steer) $7.80/lb.
(Whole Steer) $7.60/lb
HOW IT WORKS
#1. PLACE YOUR ORDER. Call to place an order, or submit your order electronically via this link. We will contact you soon after submitting order.
#2. PAY FINAL BALANCE. Once your meat is aged and butchered, we will call with final weight and payment information. Completing the final payment authorizes pick up at the butcher.
#3. PICK UP ORDER. We will contact you once your order has been cut and packaged. The butcher asks that you pick up your order within 7 days due to limited space in their freezer. See "Pick Up" link above for Bud's location and hours.
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION. Customers consistently say our beef is very lean and has excellent flavor. They are pleased that grass fed beef is healthier than what they get at the grocery store, and they appreciate knowing they are getting the best value for their money. They especially appreciate locking in their year's meat at one low price. With food prices escalating quickly due to inflation and drought, they see this as a wise financial decision.