LONGHORN BEEF SALES
Packaged Products Available Now - Limited Stock!
"We made burgers last night and everyone loved it. Definitely a difference in commercial beef. We will not be going back. Local beef for us going forward."
- C.F., Cedar Hills
We are proud to offer naturally lean Registered Texas Longhorn Beef to the Northeast Texas area! We have been raising these amazing animals for over a decade, they are locally raised on our family farm and are free of steroids and growth hormones. We grass and grain feed, so you get the naturally lean health benefits, while still getting the flavor you love. All processing is done by a Texas State Inspected facility and meets all health and safety requirements.
We are a small operation with limited stock processed each year, meaning we have limited beef availability. If you have a favorite cut, we always suggest you buy it while we have it and put in it the freezer; we cannot guarantee we will still have it when you reach back out to us. Our stock goes fairly quickly, especially premium, popular products like tenderloin, ribeye, and briskets; one steer only produces so much of each cut! :)
If there is something specific you are looking for, please use the "Inquire" button at the top of the page to send us a message. We can let you know if we have what you are looking for and help build a beef box for you to meet your needs. We are happy to take pre-orders for the Winnsboro Farmer's Market if we know you will be coming, just send us a message! Orders must be picked up by 9:00 a.m. or your product will be made available for other market buyers. The market is open from 8:00 - Noon each Saturday from April - October.
As of right now, we plan for this year to be our last year at the Farmer's Market. We are empty nesters and don't have grand-babies yet, so we intend to take some time to do some traveling over the next few years. Raising and feeding beef steers takes a lot of time and effort and we won't be able to devote the time to them like we have been able to in the past. Once our current inventory is depleted, we will no longer offer packaged goods. We may offer sides on a very limited, periodic basis. If you want to be on our mailing list for when that time comes, please let us know; orders will be on a first-come-first-serve basis with a significant deposit required.
Although we don't intend to continue marketing and selling our beef beyond 2023, we still want to ensure people are educated about buying beef from local ranchers. Below you will find some educational resources about buying beef on the rail, the amount of beef you should expect to receive from hanging weight to final yield, as well as common cuts and where they come from.
Keep in mind these resources will likely be representative of Angus-type cattle with much more fat/marbling than a Registered Texas Longhorn, but they will provide some insight into the process of what to expect when purchasing beef on the rail.
When purchasing halves, you are purchasing the half as it hangs on the rail (hanging weight) and not by the final yield. The sides hang to dry-age, and are then cut/processed to your custom specifications; final yield can vary based on the selections you make (boneless, vs. bone-in for example). Longhorns typically will yield 55-65% of the hanging weigh in final product. Here is an article that addresses this process in more detail.
Here are some great videos on the various cuts from a side of beef, they will provide you insight on where your favorite cuts come from and how they are processed.