HUNGATE FARMS FAQ

BEEF FAQ

What breed are your cattle?

We predominantly raise black and red 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?

Yes, however Premium Grass-fed beef are $1/lb more than our grain finished beef and are by special order. Premium Grass-fed beef must be ordered by July 1st 

Are the cows given any growth hormones?

No

How do you sell Beef?

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

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

Large 700 –  800lb/whole or 350lb – 400lb/ side
Medium 600lb – 700lb/whole or 300lb – 350lb/side
Small 500lb – 600lb/whole or 250lb – 30lb/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 including the slaughter and processing?

Premium beef are $5.00/lb based on the hanging weight, slaughter is $75/side or $150/whole and processing is typically $1.20/lb 
A good estimate for an all inclusive cost would be:

Small side (half) $1,800

Medium side (half) $2,000 

Large side (half) $2,300 

 

Does the price for the beef include farm slaughter?

No – slaughter is $75/ side (half) or $150 (whole)

Does the price for the beef include processing? No
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 typically $1.20/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 late-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, this can be schedule with us prior to slaughter  

What will the typical cost be in total?

Approx. $6.25/lb 

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 and typically $1.20/lb

How are the hogs processed?

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

How much does the processing costs?

$1.20/lb basic cut and vac pack. 

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?

You can place a deposit for your hog through this website. Deposit open in the spring once we know our inventory. 

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

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