We are pleased to offer our community with high quality beef shares. We harvest during the Spring and Fall seasons. The beef is sold on the hoof directly to you. Silva Ranch cattle graze on the hill sides of Contra Costa County and irrigated pastures of San Joaquin County, but you choose if the beef is either grass or grain finished.
We offer beef shares by the whole, half, or quarter. Which means you purchase a variety of cuts from the whole animal, or the beef is divided between 2-4 customers. No need to search for purchasing partners, we take care of matching up beef share orders to equal a whole beef.
Costs are based on the hanging weight of the carcass. The hanging weight is how much the carcass weighs after it's skinned and the head and internal organs are removed. This is usually 55-62% of the live weight of the animal.
We help facilitate the harvest of all beef. The carcass is delivered to a state certified local butcher shop, where you are guided through custom cutting instructions for your family ranch raised beef. Any cuts you do not wish to get will be added to your ground beef. We have a standard cutting instruction sheet for our quarter beef shares to ensure an equal split of the half into two even quarters. Whole and half orders can also be cut and wrapped using the standard Silva Ranch cutting instructions if you prefer. We like to dry age our beef at the butcher shop for 14 to 28 days. The local butcher shop custom cuts, vacuum seals, and freezes your beef. Then you pick your beef up directly from the butcher shop and start enjoying your ranch fresh beef!
We value every customer and are dedicated to helping each of you have a positive ordering experience. We only take orders over the phone or email so that we ensure all of your questions are answered. Pricing fluctuates with the market, please contact us directly for our current pricing informatin sheet.
Above is a diagram of possible cuts from each portion of the beef carcass. When you order a half of beef, it will include one side of the beef. The butcher shop will provide you with a cutting instruction sheet, where you will be able to communicate your cutting preferences. You may also, choose to have your whole and side of beefs cut using our Silva Ranch Standard Cutting Instructions sheet.
For our quarter orders, rather than the front and back quarter being sold separately we do a mixed quarter split of the side of beef. For Quarter orders, your order will be cut and wrapped using our Silva Ranch cutting instructions. This is done to ensure an even mixed quarter split. As always, we are also here to guide you through the process.
Our standard Silva Ranch Cutting Instructions include a variety of steaks, stews, roasts, kabob meat, ground beef, soup and dog bones. A copy on the instructions can be emailed to you upon request.