Home

If you have been considering buying local beef that is completely organic, antibiotic and hormone free, then this is your opportunity to purchase some amazing Premium Angus Beef

“Update”

9 June 2024

” Now taking orders for August”

 The “E&C Cattle Ranch” is featured on the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Website @ https://www.fdacs.gov/Agriculture-Industry/Florida-Farm-To-You
 

         “Thank You for visiting our site, and a special thank you to all of our return customers, we are extremely proud of our product and all of our customer praise”

Primal Cuts

  • Chuck Roast
  • Shoulder Roast
  • Sirloin Tip Roast
  • Rump Roast
  • Rib steak
  • T-Bone
  • Round Steak
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Ground Beef
  • Beef Ribs
  • Brisket
  • Etc…

 Specialty Cuts

The Specialty cut section of your order has the same cut availability as the Primal cuts with the option to add special cuts not normally included in the primal cuts. You may order the specialty cuts below at no additional charge.

Rib-eye, Filet, New York Strip, Flank Steak, Skirt Steak, Stew Meat, Tenderized, Tips, Liver, Tongue, Heart, Oxtail, Beef Bones and Soup Bones, Etc…

We require Non-Refundable deposits on all orders, total beef cost per selection is based on a 1100- 1250/lb. animal that will have an estimated 600-725 lb. Hot Hanging Weight priced at $7.10/lb. after initial processing (Slaughter). The processor fees of $0.76/Lb is paid separately directly to the processor when your order is picked up.

Thank You. 

Final balance due minus the deposit is required after slaughter with the notification of the hot hanging weight. Once processing is complete, you will pick up your order directly from our local processor.  1/4’s are no longer available due to the sheer volume of orders, many of our customers split a side with a friend or family member.

Deposits for portions:

Whole =     $1600.00

       1/2 =     $800.00

      

Total approximate cost based on 550 pound hanging weight animal       

Whole =     $3905 @ $7.10/lb.

1/2 =          $1952.50 @ $7.10/lb.

Processor fee’s are not included, and will be paid separately to the processor upon order pickup.

The Initial deposits will be deducted from the Total cost of the portion ordered, we require our customers to have a vested interest in their animal portion prior to finishing.

What Does This All Mean?

As an example, let’s say you are ordering a side of beef from an animal with a live weight of 1,000 lbs. and a hanging weight of 550 lbs. The hanging weight of the side you are receiving is 275 lbs. Your total cost, assuming a $7.86 (total with processing included) price per pound of hanging weight would be $2161.00, (275 lbs. x $7.86). Assuming a yield of 60% the actual weight of the beef you would receive should be around 165 lbs. (275 x .60). 

To complicate things more, let’s also say you are splitting the side among four friends (including yourself) giving each person an eighth. Everyone wants to know what they will have to pay and how much meat they will actually receive. What each 1/8 share will pay is easy, $2161.00 divided by 4 which equals $540.25. Then, to calculate the boxed weight of any of the eighths, just divide the 165 lbs. of take-home weight by 4 and each eighth share will receive about 41.25 lbs. of meat to put in their freezer. Cuts of beef aren’t widgets so the actual weight of each of the eighths will vary somewhat.

There are approximately 90-120 lbs. of cut and vacuum sealed beef per quarter. Roughly 25% of the meat is steaks, 25% roasts, and 50% ground beef. You need 8-10 cu. ft. of freezer space per half.

To compare this with what you are paying for retail cuts of grass-fed beef in the store, you can translate it to a price per pound of meat received by dividing the price per pound of hanging weight by the yield percentage. 

Since this includes everything from ground beef to the more expensive steaks, I think you will find it works out very favorably compared to most retailer’s prices for grass fed and grain finished beef, especially since we only sell Premium Registered Angus Beef, you will not find Beef like ours in any retail store. Also due to our superior genetics, our animals tend to yield higher than 60%, so you will usually get a higher beef yield which will reduce your overall finished price/pound.

These calculations are not exact, they are provided to help our customers with an estimate of cost and yield, it is impossible to estimate weight and cost’s accurately because each animal is different.

We realize this may be a lot of information to digest not to mention a little confusing, but honestly the process is very simple, and we will answer all of your questions.

So please, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at the Ranch (850) 830-8556 if you get our voicemail, please leave a message, we will return your call !!   

Please leave a message or send us a text. We would prefer to speak over the phone about orders and information, just due to the vast amount of information.

We will be happy to help answer any of your questions and take your Beef orders TODAY!

Selection

Our Process

1st:   We raise all of our animals naturally on grass. We supplement the last 90 days with grain to finish. We can finish completely on grass but only during the growing season for an additional charge per pound.

2nd:  When our stock is within the 90 day window for processing we accept our reservation deposits for the beef, Whole and 1/2 interests. Once the deposit has been received, your reservation will be secured and the agreement emailed to the customer for signature.  

3rd:  Once the animal has reached their optimum weight and condition, it’s then transported to our Custom Beef Processing Facility. The animal will be processed and the sides hung and aged for approximately 14 days. After the aging process is complete the side will be processed into vacuum sealed packages and frozen for delivery. When the order is complete, customers will be contacted by the processor..

Finally:  The beef order is picked up from the processing facility by the customer.

 

About

Our Ranch

After Retiring from the U.S. Navy after a career in Explosive Ordnance Disposal, I decided it was time to do what I have been wanting to do since I was a kid working on my family ranch, “Raise Cattle”. A few years later we started delivering our Cattle to the local sale barns in our area and continued to do that for several years. 

Sometimes we would do quite well, but quickly, we started to notice that each time we delivered our cattle we were not doing as well as we had in previous years, to the point where we were starting losing money on our cattle, something had to change for us to be able to continue to raise cattle.

My Wife and I sat down and discussed what we could do to keep our Cattle Ranch relevant. After much consideration we decided to change our Cow/Calf Operation to a Consumer based beef operation, that would supply our Premium Registered Angus and Sim Angus Beef directly to our customers.

For our operation it was simple since we did not have to change our day-to-day operations, we now simply deliver our animals directly to the processor instead of a sale barn. We still raise our cattle the same as we always have, all natural.

With this simple change we would remove the Local Sale Barns completely from the equation.

Our modest 125-acre Cattle Ranch located in Northwest Florida, that raises Cattle specifically for the Consumer, we do not use Hormones or Steroids on our Cattle, there is no regular exposure to Antibiotics or Chemicals on our Ranch either. Our Beef is 100% Organic and that’s the way it has always been since we started.

At the E&C Cattle Ranch our Premium Registered Black Angus and Registered Sim Angus Cattle are some the highest quality Beef in the country, our genetics are the finest available in the World. Give our Beef a try and see just what you have been missing. Call us today for your reservation. 

Thank you for your interest.

(Located in Okaloosa County, Close to Crestview, Baker, Ft. Walton Beach, Laurel Hill, Destin, Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Defuniak Springs, Milton, Brewton, Pensacola, Andalusia AL, Opp AL all these areas near NW Florida)

Contact

E&C Cattle Ranch and Custom Beef

Hwy C-180

Escambia Farms, Fl 32531

Ranch Phone:

(850) 830-8556