Harriss High Test Bull Beef Farm
We accept orders of 1/4 beef for pickup at a nearby slaughter house. The price is $4/lb*, based on the hanging carcass weight immediately after slaughter. There is a $300 deposit per carcass quarter, and the balance is due immediately after slaughter and hanging weight is known. You then tell the butcher how you want your meat cut and wrapped, and you pay him his packaging and wrapping fees, which vary from around $0.95 to $1.15 per pound, depending upon whether you have wax paper or transparent vacuum seal wrapping. We use happyvalleyprocessing.com. You can contact Donald at Happy Valley for their exact current butchering and packaging costs.
*payment is accepted in check, cash, bitcoin, or gold/silver coin. It is extremely easy and convenient to use bitcoin. See WeUseCoins.com.
We will occasionally have steak and meat in a freezer for samples. See the price list for individual cuts. Our meat is harvested from intact bulls and occasionally cows. The result is faster growth with natural growth hormones that the livestock produce themselves. And the meat has natural, higher levels of testosterone than steers, a very necessary hormone which is significantly lower in American males compared to what it was 60 years ago.
Starting in late 2018, we expect to have enough sheep and goats to begin harvesting animals while sustaining the herd size.
Our grazing techniques produce sweet grass that deer can smell from 20 miles away. Deer come, not just because of persimmon and fruit trees, but because the grazing techniques have improved the forage nutritional quality due to attention to the whole--the soil, soil microbes, grasses, and livestock.
"High-Testosterone Beef--the food of real men"
Growing, managing, and harvesting high quality beef from top quality native grasses requires advanced knowledge of soil and animal ecological balance. With world renowned experts behind the training of our operation, our forage quality is drastically improving and the health benefits of our locally-produced beef can be tasted.
We focus on beef from bulls, not steers, because bull meat is higher in testosterone, a hormone conspicuously low in today's modern men and women. See F.A.Q. With a toxic cesspool of plastics and endocrine disruptors present in our environment, many men lack the vitality and fortitude once common due to malnutrition and low testosterone levels. Our herd has access to selenium among other loose minerals, an element important in the synthesis of testosterone. And bulls grow faster and more robust than steers because they naturally produce their own growth hormones with their testicles intact. Both men and women need testosterone, and by eating healthy portions of beef with balanced levels of selenium as well as testosterone, the human body will respond well.
Harriss High Test Bull Beef Farm utilizes high density mob grazing to improve the soil ecosystem to balance soil fungi, bacteria, and microbes by using livestock to help with carbon sequestration. The result of our grazing techniques is an explosion of microbial life in the soil which drastically increases the fertility, growing sweet grasses that attract wildlife from miles around and producing high-quality, nutritionally dense beef. We harvest the grass with a combination of cows, goats, sheep, and poultry to deliver top quality meats in a grazing management system that leaves the soil in better condition after each grazing cycle. In many farms using these grazing techniques, older seeds, buried in the soil for many decades are sprouting, bringing back an even greater forage variety for maximum livestock and soil health.
Our beef cows produce tender tasty meat on grass only, no grain. A cow is a herbivore, they are designed to eat grass, not grain. Compared with grain-fed meat, grass-fed meats have 5 times more cancer-fighting CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), four times more vitamin E, three times more heart-friendly omega-3s and twice as much beta carotene. It’s lower in total fat, saturated fat and calories as well. Fatty acids are essential (fats) in our diets and are required for a healthy body, but they must be in the correct proportion. That natural proportion has been seriously changed in this country due to the extensive grain feeding of livestock in the last 50 years. We are what we eat, and we need balance in that consumption. The only way to get the correct proportions is to choose grass-fed animal products.
We feed minerals buffet style. There are many pre-mixed mineral salts on the market that assume a needed ratio of needed minerals, but these pre-mixed minerals can't account for the unique soil balance of a given farm. However, animals know best, from the grasses they are grazing, what minerals and nutrients are missing in their diet. Our buffet style mineral bin has 20 different compartments for Iodine, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium, Salt, Vitamins A, D, & E, Boron, Copper, Silicon, and various other individual minerals so that the herd animals can balance their own bodies. They, in turn, distribute balanced organic fertilizer to the fields and balance the soil to grow sweet, vigorous, vibrant grazing foliage that attracts wildlife from many miles away. Because of optimum animal health achieved by buffet-style minerals and rotational grazing, parasites are minimized and high quality, beef is the result.