Grass Fed Beef Produced in Hanover County

 

Dragonfly Farms offers all natural, all grass-fed beef and lamb to the Richmond, Virginia area. Our cattle and sheep are adapted and selected to do well on grass in our area. They graze our pastures in western Hanover and Louisa counties, practicing rotational grazing and regenerative farming to improve our environment, enhance our community, and support our family. We do not use chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We do not use hormones or steroids. Our cattle are never fed any grain, and graze diverse pastures of fescue, orchard grass, switchgrass, gamagrass, clovers and rye. For optimum health and quality, they are raised in a low stress environment with every consideration given to their overall well being.

It is important to us to properly finish our cattle on grass. This produces well marbled, tender and flavorful beef. We achieve this with management intensive grazing, quality pastures and improved genetics. A finished beef is not a certain age or weight, but a certain condition, or state of fatness. This occurs around 22-28 months of age. We then dry age our beef for at least 10 days to further enhance tenderness and flavor.

Consuming grass fed beef has several health benefits. Meat from grass-fed cattle has more vitamin E and C, beta carotene and health-producing fats such as Omega 3’s and CLA’s. We believe grass-fed beef is not only delicious and healthy, but farming cattle in this way is beneficial to the animals themselves and the environment.

We aim to have our beef available year round. Please contact us to check on availability.

Grass Fed Beef Prices 

individual cuts priced per pound

  • ground beef     7
  • filet     22
  • new york strip     18
  • porterhouse     18
  • t-bone     18
  • rib steak     14
  • sirloin steak     11
  • sirloin strip     11
  • flank steak     12
  • brisket     8
  • london broil     9
  • eye round roast     8
  • sirloin tip roast     8
  • top or bottom round roast     8
  • chuck roast     6.50
  • short ribs     5
  • shank roasts     5
  • stew meat     6
  • organs (liver, heart, tongue)     3
  • oxtail     6
  • flat iron steak     11
  • skirt steak     11
  • hanging tender     11
  • beef bones     2 

 

Grass Fed Beef Bulk Prices

While you may buy individual cuts of meat, our beef is also available by the half, quarter or 25 pound family pack. A family pack is $197.50 for 25 pounds of mixed cuts including steaks, roasts and ground beef. Our quarters and halves are priced and sold by the finished weight, not the hanging weight, and the price includes butchering. The cuts are individually wrapped in plastic vacuum pack and frozen. A quarter steer is $7.50 per pound and will give you between 80 and 100 pounds of beef. See below for a list of approximate cuts and quantities of each that comes in a quarter. A half steer is $7.30 per pound and will give you between 160 and 200 pounds of beef, depending on the size of the steer. Double the list below for approximate cuts that come in a half.

cuts and quantities in a quarter steer

  • t-bone steaks- 3
  • porterhouse steaks- 3
  • sirloin steaks- 3
  • rib steaks- 5
  • flank steak- 1
  • london broil- 2
  • brisket- 1
  • round roast- 3
  • sirloin tip roast- 2
  • chuck roast- 4
  • stew meat- 1
  • short ribs- 2
  • soup bones- 2
  • ground beef- 18

 

Dragonfly Farms * 16259 Trainham Rd. * Beaverdam, Virginia 23015 * bruce@dragonflyfarms.com 804.512.9944 * katherine@dragonflyfarms.com 804.916.9696