Riek's Black Angus is located 11 miles north of Menomonie, WI.  We select our cattle for high "carcass
quality" genetic traits which means your beef contains less exterior fat and superior marbling.  We think you'll
agree, our Black Angus beef is the leanest, most tender, tasty beef anywhere.
Sold by hanging weight in quarter, half, or whole.

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Q:  Is Riek's Black Angus Beef more expensive than the average beef?
There's always someone cheaper and someone more expensive, no matter what you're buying. But as a rule,
our prices are competitive with the "average beef" on the market. But be aware, this is not average beef. This
beef is born and raised on our farm.

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Q:  How much does it cost?   

Price for 201
2 is $2.00 per pound hanging weight.

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Q:  What is hanging weight?  

Hanging weight is the amount it weighs as it hangs "aging" for 1-2 weeks in the cooler, before trimming
excess fat and processing the cuts.

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Q:  Who pays for the processing and how much does it cost?

You pay the locker directly for processing.  The cost is approximately 60 cents per pound and is done to your
specifications.  Cost can be a penny or two more or less depending on how you have it processed.

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Q:  Do you sell "grass finished" beef ?  

True grass finished cattle have never been fed corn in their life time, and are "finished" (or fattened) strictly
on grass. Our cattle are fed no corn until they are weaned (age 6 months) and are eventually fed all the corn
they'll eat while still being allowed to graze the pastures. So while our cattle are "grass fed", they are not true
"grass finished".

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Q:  Where is it processed?  

Sailer's Food Market & Meat Processing in Elmwood, WI.  Phone: 715-639-2191  They are USDA inspected
and in business since 1923.  See their web site at:
Sailer's Food Market & Meat Processing

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Q:  Is the beef delivered to me?

You will to need to pick it up at the locker in Elmwood, WI. Elmwood is located approximately 10 miles from
I94. South on Hwy 128 and then a left at Hwy 72. You will see the sign on your left.

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Q:  Can I specify a meat locker of my choice?

Yes. But you will have to make your own arrangements to get it to the destination you want it. We will only
deliver to Sailer's.

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Q:  How many pounds of beef can I expect?  

A whole beef is typically 600-800 pounds hanging weight.  A half weighs 1/2 of a whole and a quarter weighs
1/4 of a whole.

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Q:  If I take a quarter, will I get the front quarter or hind quarter?

When you purchase a quarter you'll get a "split side".  This means, the cuts from a side are divided equally
so you get 1/4 of the steaks, 1/4 of the roasts, 1/4 of the hamburger, etc. This way nobody gets the front
quarter or hind quarter but rather, each person buying a quarter gets equal amounts of all cuts produced
from the half.  

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Q:  How many pounds will I actually end up?

The cutting of the dressed meat into ready-to-cook portions accounts for a loss in weight as excess fat and
bone are trimmed away.  Yield Percentages from dressed (hanging) to Table Ready Beef is approximately
70% of hanging weight.  But this can vary.  There's no exact answer to this question. Meat can be close
trimmed or left with some fat on which affects the final weight. Some steers will carry more meat, less fat &
bone. Such variables make it nearly impossible to predict the exact pounds of beef that goes into your
freezer.  

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