Purchasing beef

Beef is available for purchase by the quarter, half and whole animal. The beef is locally processed in an inspected facility. As a customer of the meat locker you have the option of how you would like to receive the final products.

They’ll customize your order such as:

  • how many steaks

  • tenderized round steaks

  • soup bones

  • size of beef roast

  • how much hamburger

  • hamburger packaged in 1 lb, 1.5 lb, 2 lbs, etc.

How much meat do you get from a whole animal?

A 1,000 lbs. average finished animal will hang after being butchered at around 680-700 lbs. and yield 400 pounds of beef.

How much does MN grass-fed beef cost?

You can expect to pay a certain percentage above what retail beef is in the store. But, because you are buying the animal (and not individual packages), on the whole the price of your beef will be less expensive. A quarter of grass-fed beef in Minnesota is well below the national average.

Contact us at to learn more about buying beef from Lake Pleasant Ranch.