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Criollo Beef - One Whole Animal - deposit
Buying a whole Criollo beef gets you ALL the delicious steaks, roasts and other cuts you love, plus the organ meats, plus the select soup bones--and at the best possible price!
Remember, there are no unknowns with our Criollo beef: we DNA test all of our Criollos as calves to measure their meat's Tenderness and Marbling. These scores are on a scale of 1 to 10. Tenderness scores of 4-6 predict a "pleasant dining experience," and scores of 7 and higher--the coveted "Elite" status--predict fork-tender yumminess. Marbling scores of 4-6 predict a grade of "Choice", with scores of 7 and higher predicting a grade of "Prime." Only animals with Tenderness scores of 7 or higher, and Marbling scores of 4 or higher, are used in our meat program. Can you imagine, a freezer-full of dry-aged, flavorful, fork-tender beef?
Our 2023 harvest season has concluded. Our 2024 Harvest Season starts 6/17/2024. Get your deposit in early, as our Sides and Wholes sell out early. Your Criollo Side will be custom-cut to your individual specifications and preferences. If you don't want to wait until next year, we have several Sides & Wholes, from our 2023 season, available for immediate pickup at the Jandal Ranch as of August 31, 2023.
Our Criollo wholes average 500 to 550 lbs, although each individual animal will vary slightly, and are priced at $5.95/lb dressed weight. "Dressed weight" is the weight of the sides of beef immediately after harvest; our processor has a certified scale, conducts the weighing/records the weights, and provides a cut sheet detailing the exact dressed weight of each side of Criollo beef they process. Dressed weight does NOT include the organ meats, although they are included with Criollo Wholes. We pay the processing fees, of course, saving our customers an average of $2.12 per pound dressed weight.
A deposit of $800 reserves your whole; you will be provided with a Cut Instructions Sheet to fill out, so that your whole Criollo beef can be custom-cut to your exact preferences and specifications. Each individual side of a Whole can be cut different from the other side, too, making "Cow-Pooling" VERY easy! The total cost of your Criollo whole cow will be determined by the dressed weight; once that is known, the deposit will be subtracted, and the balance will be due upon shipping, or pick-up at the Jandal Ranch.
Depending on how you choose for your sides of your Whole Criollo beef to be processed, the expected yield of vaccuum-packed retail cuts of Criollo beef will vary from 60% to 70% of the dressed weight, plus select soup bones, plus organ meats. About half of the retail cuts will be steaks/roasts/etc., and about half will be ground product. For example, if your Criollo beef has a hanging weight of 550 lbs, you can expect to receive about 180 lbs of steaks, roasts, ribs, etc., and about 180 lbs of ground product. In addition, each Criollo beef will yield around 20-30 lbs of select soup bones, plus 7 lbs of liver, 1 tongue, 1 heart and 1 oxtail.
Your sides of Criollo beef will dry-age 1-2 weeks prior to processing; the cuts will be flash-frozen as soon as they are cut and vacuum-wrapped. Once the boxes of Criollo beef have been frozen 2 days, they will ship the next Monday, or be available for pick-up at the Jandal Ranch. Shipping fees are $38.00/25 lbs of beef, for 1-2 day shipments. Due to uncertainty with prompt delivery in the Fedex and UPS systems, we do not ship sides or wholes to addresses requiring more than 2 days in the shipping system.
Prices subject to change without notice.
Our next shipping date will be Monday, October 9, 2023.
Your Criollo Beef order is delivered to your door in perfect condition. We use plenty of dry ice and a reusable, insulated cooler - a packaging combination that will insure your products arrive frozen and in excellent condition. We ship via FEDEX on Mondays. Our shipping charges for 1 and 2 day deliveries (tan and light tan areas on the map) are $36.00 for each 25 pounds of beef (i.e. 1 to 25 lbs will be $36.00 and 26 to 50 lbs will be $72)
In delivery areas requiring 3 or 4 days in the FEDEX system (green and brown areas on the map) : to insure your Criollo Beef order arrives in perfect condition, we must add additional dry ice, and usually a larger shipping container to hold the extra dry ice. Due to the additional dry ice and larger container needed, shipments requiring 3 or 4 days in the FEDEX system will require an additional $18.00 in shipping fees. If you live in the 3 or 4 day FEDEX delivery area (based on delivery zip code), your shipping charges will be increased by $18.00 (from $36.00 to $54.00 for 0 to 25.0 lbs, and from $72.00 to $90.00 for 25.1 to 50.0 lbs., etc.). You will see this additional $18.00 (if applicable) added for the final order verification.
UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT SHIP TO AREAS REQUIRING 5 DAYS DELIVERY, (PUERTO RICO and 2 SMALL AREAS IN NEVADA - ORANGE ON THE MAP), NOR TO HAWAII OR ALASKA. DISTANCE CHARGES AND 5 DAY DELIVERY MEANS 7 DAYS IN THE SHIPPING SYSTEM, AND WE JUST CAN'T KEEP YOUR ORDER IN PERFECT CONDITION FOR THAT LONG! THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.