This page is a list of the products we have for sale. Due to the seasonality of our stock, some of the items may not be available, however you can contact us to find out what we have or to reserve an item when it does become available.
We sell pork "on the hoof" and will deliver it to a local processor for you. Depending on the season we have hogs for sale that are suitable for stocking your freezer (up to 250 lbs live weight) or for a whole pig barbeque (35-50 lbs live weight). Our charge is for the live hog and you pay the processor for preparing the hog to your specifications.
Cuts that the processor can make from a hog include:
- Hams (whole or half, steaks)
- Shoulders (roast or steaks)
- Boneless loin and baby back ribs
- Short ribs
If you are interested in bacon, the live hog should be more than 200 lbs. Smoking and curing of ham, bacon, or sausage is usually and additional charge by the processor.
Many of our customers prefer to buy half a hog for the freezer rather than a whole hog in order to conserve space in the freezer. (It takes 1 to 1 1/2 cubic feet of space to hold 35-40 lbs of packaged pork.) This is a good option if you and a neighbor want to split a hog.
We sell beef "on the hoof" and will deliver it to a local processor for you. A freezer calf runs from 500-700 lbs live weight. Our charge is for the live calf and you pay the processor for preparing it to your specifications.
Cuts that come from a beef calf include:
- Roasts and steaks
- Ground beef and stew meat
- Top and bottom round
- Flanks steak
- Skirt steak (for fajitas)
- Porterhouse, T-bone, strip, sirloin and other steaks
- Rib roast
- Short ribs
We have yard eggs for sale on request. These are available at the farm or at the local farmers market. We have chicken and duck eggs available, and periodically goose eggs. The duck eggs have the same taste as hen eggs, but are generally a little larger and have a stronger shell. These eggs are excellent for eating or cooking. The shells from duck eggs are especially good for decorating because of the size and strength. Goose eggs are larger than duck eggs. Goose eggs are also very good for cooking. Periodically, we have egg shells ready for decorating. Contact us if you need some.
We have chickens and ducks available on a seasonal basis. We sell live and dressed birds at the farm.
Do you want to reserve a bird for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Click here.
Our poultry can also be used as a natural bug control system. These birds feast on june bugs, web worms, grass hoppers, and many other types of bugs. If you are considering this, you should buy more than one bird. (You will also need to supplement their bug diet with scratch, and provide clean water. Shade in summer and a place out of the wind in winter should be provided.)
Our vegetables are seasonal. This spring, we have beans, tomatoes, corn, egg plant, okra, peppers, tomatillos, herbs and chard planted.
If you are interested in feeding out your own hogs or are looking for a hog for show, we sell barrows (young, neutered males). We sell these at any time after weaning. Availability depends on supply.
Live hog weight equivalents:
There are three weights for a hog: live ("on the hoof"); dressed (carcass weight, hanging weight); and packaged (processed into the the cuts normally seen at the retail meat market).
The dressed weight (the hog is skinned and eviscerated) is about 70% of live weight.
The packaged weight is about 57% of live weight.
To determine how much meat is available from a live hog after processing (which removes the hide, trotters and other non-consumable parts of the animal), multiply the live weight by .57.
Live calf weight equivalents:
There are three weights for a calf: live ("on the hoof"); dressed (carcass weight, hanging weight); and packaged (processed into the the cuts normally seen at the retail meat market).
The dressed weight (the calf is skinned and eviscerated) is about 62% of live weight.
The packaged weight is about 50% of live weight.
To determine how much meat is available from a live calf after processing (which removes the hide, feet, horns, and other non-consumable parts of the animal), multiply the live weight by .5.
This is a partial list of custom processing plants in the area:
- La Grange Smokehouse, La Grange, TX
- Smithville Food Lockers, Smithville, TX
- Gonzales Processing, Gonzales, TX
- H. W. Doyle Processing, Giddings, TX
- Texas Sausage, Austin, TX
- Taylor Meats, Taylor, TX