What are your store hours?
The farm store is open 24/7.
What are your methods of payment?
Cash, check and Venmo. We do not take credit cards at this time.
Can I place a special order?
Yes, reach out to us at [email protected]. Please note special orders have a 10% handling fee.
Do you sell bison or buffalo meat?
Do you have bulk beef options?
Do you ship out of state?
Not at this time.
Is your beef fresh or frozen?
What does Grass-Finished mean?
A beef cow that is born on grass and spends its entire life on grass. Cattle have rumens, a special stomach that is designed to convert grass into protein, allowing themselves to gain energy simply from the power of the sun. Because ruminant animals are not biologically designed to consume grain, grass-finished animals are more aligned with nature (and we would argue happier.) Grass-finished beef is shown to contain higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acids, beta-carotene, and vitamin E.
What does Grain-Finished mean?
Most cows that are grain-fed actually spend the majority of their lives on pasture and are sent to feedlots for the last 6-8 months of their lives to get fat before slaughter. These animals make up for the vast majority of commodity beef that consumers might find in grocery stores and restaurants. Unless beef is labeled as grass-finished, you can be sure that animal spent at least 6 months in a feedlot eating grain.
What does Certified Organic mean?
A beef cow that has met the requirements of the USDA organic standards, with the major requirement being no chemical inputs used. Organic beef can be feedlot/grain finished beef (eating only organic certified grains), or it can be grass-finished, certified organic beef. Our beef is not certified organic but we do not use chemical herbicides or fertilizers– we let our cows’ poop do that job for us!
What does All-Natural mean?
Another certification that means a rancher doesn’t sell beef from any animal that has been given antibiotics. The term is hazy, as all-natural beef can be finished in feedlots or grass-finished. However, all-natural producers can still use chemical dewormers. Oxbow does not use any wormers.
Do you use chemical pour-ons?
No. Chemical dewormers are pesticides that are poured on the back of a cow and absorbed through the skin, killing internal and external parasites. This process kills beneficial microbes in both the rumen and the soil. We believe our soil microbiology is healthier because we don’t use dewormers, and we see proof of it every day with the vast numbers of dung beetles helping to spread nutrients from our cows’ dung into the soil.
Do you use growth hormones?
Do your cows eat grain?