FAQ

How much beef do I get?

Buying beef directly from a local farmer or ranchers often involves purchasing a half or quarter share of a live animal. Understanding roughly how much beef you will receive is a key to having a great experience and getting the value you seek.

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BQA Certified - Beef Quality Assurance is a program that trains farmers and ranchers on best practice cattle management techniques to ensure their animals and the environment are cared for within a standard set of guidelines and regulations across the U.S. beef industry. 

Natural - A product containing no artificial ingredient or added color and is only minimally processed.

USDA Organic

Grass Fed - Animals spend their whole lives eating grass or forage.

Grain Finished - Animals spend the majority of their lives eating grass or forage and then are finished on grain.

Local Beef Directory

There are so many choices of beef and we want to help you find the best option for you and connect you with local purveyors. Use the tool below to find independent farmers, ranchers and butcher shops that sell beef directly to the public in your county.

Cass

Todd Jokisch

2323 Stice Rd., Ashland
217-473-8105

Crawford

McCoy Farms- Matthew McCoy

8797 N St. Hwy 33, Palestine
618-554-4613

Jo Daviess

Redington Farms - Dennis Redington

8587 W Council Hill Rd, Galena
815-777-0614

Harvest Hills Farm - Michael O'Mara

4062 Rodden Road, Hanover

Kane


Barron Road Herefords 

Mike Thompson
 Maple Park, IL 60151
 630-335-9647
 mwthompson@ameritech.net

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Kankakee

Straughn Farm Inc- Alexander Straughn

293 N Polar St., Manteno

LaSalle

RLA Angus

Allie Pfalzgraf
 Streator, IL 61364
 815-822-0506
 lfalze@yahoo.com

Natural
Grain Finished

Beef is available in individual cuts, quarters, halves and wholes. Please call with any requests!

Macon

ES CAttle Co

Katie Sellmeyer
 Maroa, IL 61756
 217-691-3201
 ktsellmeyer@gmail.com

BQA Certified
Natural
Grass Fed
Grain Finished

Beef is available in mixed quarters, mixed halves, whole and individual cuts.

Madison

Edward Ragsdale

4429 Frairwood, Alton
618-465-9430

Massac

Bremer Bros. - David Bremer

4277 Upper Salem Rd., Metropolis
618-524-5396

McLean

Moraine View land & cattle llc

Josh St. Peters
 Arrowsmith, IL 61722
 314-202-2325
 josh.st.peters@gmail.com

BQA Certified
Natural
Grain Finished

Menard

Frost Farms 

12735 Markert Ave., Tallula
217-634-4395

Ogle

Gehrke Family Farms- Jason Gehrke 

8742 Hedge Rd., Byron
815-234-7821

Hickory Ridge Farm- Paul & Mike Burrs 

5254 W Edgewood Rd., Grand Detour
815-973-3795

Sangamon

Stephenson

Tazewell

Mike Endress

10740 Antioch Rd., Tremont
309-925-5749