The best way to enjoy a T-Bone is right
off the Grill!!!
Our Angus beef is grass fed start to finish.
Grass fed beef is much leaner than meats purchased from your local market. Most mass quanity cattle fed in a feed lot
are given growth harmones; Jack Straw Farm does NOT use growth harmones in our beef, maintenance injections of penicillians,
or herbicides in our pastures for weed control.
First come first serve, we have a
limited supply available!!!
Call for current pricing! Our beef is sold on a first come first serve basis. New
customers require a $100.00 deposit per 1/4 purchased. Each quater will split the shoulder and hind.
SUPPORT AND SAVE THE CHESEPEAKE BAY - BUY JACK STRAW FARM BEEF. JSF supports and works with the Natrual
Resource Conservation Service NRCS with pasture management Best Management Pratices (BMPs) to promote
the health of our Cheasepeake Bay. We use rotaional grazing, our cattle do not have access to stream areas or buffers
to wetlands. They are in all upland grazing areas and rotated to ensure ground cover to retain soil and nutrient loss
of the soil into our streams. We do bi-yearly soil test to dertermine the minimum amount of fertilizers for our
pasture to promote excellent growth and premimum pasture for our cattle. We use MAX-Q fescuse which is endofyte free
and high in protien for our cattle's consumption, this mixed with clover reduces the amouts of lime needed to neturalize soils
for vegetated growth.
We are also working with the Enviromental Defence Fund EDF to restore an overgrown wetland
habitat by utilizing goats to graze out invasive species and woody vegatation. This will promote the quality of the
wetland, its function of a natural sponge for rain events and flooding which also helps to regenerate our ground water
table, as well as provide habitat and shelter for many aquatic creatures, water foul and animals. JSF - GO GREEN!
Want more information on the benifits of Grass fed beef vs. grain fed beef, check out this site: www.americangrassfedbeef.com/grass-fed-natural-beef.asp
Are you worried about freezer space? One
cubic foot of freezer space will hold approximately 30-32 lbs of beef. Our take home quarters range
from 130+/-lbs to 155+/- lbs.
Our beef is sold by the 1/4, 1/2 (split side), and whole. Each 1/4 would
split a side of beef to include part of the hind and part of the shoulder. The cuts per side would include chuck, rib,
loin, round, shank, briscut, short plate and flank. These pieces are then cut into steaks, roasts, beef cubes, strip
steaks, and ground beef. Your order is cutomized to your choice of thickness and other speciality cuts!
Each piece is individually wrapped in freezer safe packaging and flash frozen!
Price is based on hanging weight per lb.
How Our Beef is Priced:
JSF beef is priced based on the Hanging weight which
is the weight defined as what remains after the internal organs, hide, head and feet are removed (hot carcass). On
average, a whole hanging hot carcass will weigh would approximately be 600-850 pounds, a half will weigh approximately
275-415 lbs and a quarter will weigh average approximately 137.5 lbs up to 170lbs +/-. This is how the price per pound
of your beef is determined (however each animal is weighed independently and your price is based on that animals weight).
Then your beef is custom cut to your specifications!
Questions to ask your current beef provider:
1) How is your beef finished? Most cattle are grass fed in thier early
life then put in a feed lot, at that time often given penicillian (to keep them healthly in the confined space) and
pumped with grain to fatten them up which gives them a fatty sweeter taste - beef farmers call this finishing.
Jack Straw Farm beef is grass fed start to finish with a natual diet of grass, never pumped with grain thier last 90 days
or put in a feed lot EVER. By finishing calltle on grain the last few months they lose the health benifits of being
grass fed such as lower saturated fats and higher Omega 3s. At Jack Straw Farm you are given the best
possible product, a leaner cleaner beef!
2). How do you maintian your pastures? At Jack Straw Farm we do
not use any checmical herbicides inside the pastue area. All weed control is done by mowing except under the electric
fencing. Most farms are maintained through chemical weed control, this is sprayed on the plants your beef
will be digesting which in turn you will be eating.
3). Cattle Health? Most farms administer maintenance drugs such
as penicillians, injectable fly / parasite control and other injectable drugs to maintain a healthy heard. Our
cattle are grass fed and are out in pasture thier entire life in fresh air with lots of open space this keeps them healthy
and they dont need such maintenance drugs as those put in feed lots or finish pens. They drink out of stainless
steel automatic watering system which delivers cool water in the summer and heated water during the cold winter months, they
never drink from a stream which carries bacteria and containments or out of an unsanitary watering tub covered in green algae.
Grain fed cattle are higher in asturated fat, go with Jack Straw Farm beef
its the better, healthier option! GO GREEN.
NORTH HARFORD HIGH FSA
Jack Straw Farm is also working with our local schools
and involved with our FSA program with high school students work with us through their internship program to learn about animal
husbandry care and best management farming practices. We enjoy sharing out livelihood with young America
and have done several presentations at our local schools. North Harford High brought their students our
for a field trip to view our rotational grazing practices, and a few projects we have worked with the NRCS to construct.