HUNGATE FARMS FAQ

BEEF FAQ

What breed are your cattle?

We predominantly raise black Angus 

What are the cows fed?

They are pasture raised; during the summer they graze, winter they eat locally cut hay. The beef are finished on local barley, oats and peas for the last 90-100 days to create sweeter, tender marbles meat – they remain in the pasture for finishing.

Do you sell grass fed/finished?

On occasion – let us know if you’re interested in grass fed and finished.

Are the cows given any growth hormones?

No

How do you sell Beef?

By the hanging weight including slaughter and processing,  whole or a side (half).

How big is a whole or a side of beef (1/2)

Large 650lb – 750lb/whole or 325lb – 375lb/ side
Medium 550lb – 650lb/whole or 275lb – 325lb/side
Small 400lb – 550lb/whole or 200lb – 275lb/side

How old are the beef?

Typically 15-19 months. All Premium beef are under 30 months. Beef older than 30 months are sold at a discounted rate and are usually grass fed/finished.

Do you sell cuts or organ meat?

No, we only sell our beef by the whole or side however if you purchase a whole or half beef from us, organ meat is included. 

How much does a whole/side of beef cost?

Premium beef are $5.75/lb based on the hanging weight.
Large average $4,200/whole or $2,100/side
Medium average $3,400/whole or $1,700/side
Small average $2,800/whole or $1,400/side

Does the price for the beef include farm slaughter?

Yes

Does the price for the beef include processing? Yes
How are the beef processed?

Beef sides are delivered to Bear Mountain Meats in Palmer for processing. Customer will pickup there meat directly from the processor when ready. 

How much does the processing costs?

Processing is included in the price per lb. 

Can I request custom products?

Yes, the processor can make snack sticks, summer sausage, smoked or fresh sausage like Bratwurst and Polish (additional charges apply).

What is the cost of custom products?

$4- $6 per lb depending on products

What will the typical cost be in total?
Do I need to pay a deposit to reserve a beef?

Yes, $500/whole or $250/half.

When will I need to pay the balance of my beef?

Invoices for the balance are emailed following slaughter once the beef is weighed at the processor.

How do I pay for the processing?
When will my beef be ready?

Slaughter occurs Mid October through mid-November, processing usually takes 2 weeks including 7-10 days hanging.

How much meat will I get back?

Typically 65% of the hanging weight.

Will I get the organs, bones and unused fat?

Yes, but please let us know in advance.

Can I process the beef myself?

Yes absolutely, The price excluding processing is $4.50/lb plus the slaughter $90/side or $180/whole  

What will the typical cost be in total?

 $5.75/lb all inclusive. Average medium beef $3,400 or $1,700/half.
(This covers the beef/slaughter/cut & vac-pack and trim ground)

PORK FAQ

What breed are the pigs?

Yorkshire x Hampshire x Hereford

What are the pigs fed?

Pasture raised with free choice local barley, mineral supplements and milk.

How do you sell Pork?

By the hanging weight, whole or half hogs.

How big is a whole or half hog?

Whole hogs average 200lb or a half average’s 100lb.

Do you sell cuts?

No, we only sell our hog’s by the whole or half.

How much does a hog cost?

.$4.25/lb based on the hanging weight (average $850/whole or $425/half).

Does the price for the hog include farm slaughter?

No, Farm Slaughter is $100/whole or $50/half.

Does the price for the hog include processing?

No, processing is extra.

How are the hogs processed?

Pork sides are delivered to a custom processor at no cost.

How much does the processing costs?

$1.05/lb basic cut and vac pack. (approx. $210/whole or $105/half)

Can I request custom products?

Yes; hams, bacons, smoked products, sausage etc. (additional charges apply)

What is the cost of custom products?

$2 – $6 per lb depending on products.

What will the typcial cost be in total?

Approx. $6.50/lb ($1,320/whole or $660/half)

(This covers the hog/slaughter/cut & vac-pack/hams and bacon smoked and trim ground for sausage)

Do I need to pay a deposit to reserve a hog?

Yes, $250/whole or $125/half.

How do I reserve a hog?

Deposit invoice are emailed and can be paid with a credit card using a link provided in the email.

When will I need to pay the balance of my hog?

Invoices for the balance are emailed following slaughter once the hogs are weighed at the processor.

How do I pay for the processing?

You will pay the custom processor directly when you pick your pork up.

When will my Pork be ready?

Slaughter occurs Mid October through mid-November, processing usually takes 2 weeks.

How much meat will I get back?

Typically 75% of the hanging weight.

Will I get the organs, bones and fat?

Yes, but please let us know in advance.

Can I process the hog myself ?

Yes, you can pick up your pork from the farm.

Contact Us

Get IN touch

If you have any questions or to reserve your Alaska Grown Beef and Pork or if you have questions, please email, text or call.

Julia Saunders
Email: hungatefarms@gmail.com

(907) 223-1811

Follow US

Follow us on Facebook for up to date news, fun videos and useful information!

 

Thank You

We appreciate your support of Alaska Farmers