Cattle and Sheep Raised Right.

Raising good quality livestock on the Middle Fork S Ranch has been the desire of our family for three generations.  

Our Angus and Hereford calves and 4-H lambs live in peaceful surroundings, roaming freely on our 95-acre farm.  Naturally grass fed their whole lives, we add a limited amount of steriod/hormone/antibiotic-free grain to their diets at finishing time to produce premium quality and a mellow flavor.  We cater to an ever-growing list of returning chefs, butchers, and individual families who understand that the best meat comes from animals who are happy, well cared for, and free of commercial chemicals and additives.

We always have both beef and lamb ready to reserve at Christmas time.

 

'Trouble' the Angus
Lambs
Andrew and Duke
Boone and Steers
Jake and Shotgun

Gr. Champ Andrew

BEEF

How the Animals Are Raised

Calves are born in the early spring, and raised with their mothers on our farm. They spend their lives grazing in our 65-acre field of rich clover and grass, napping in the sunshine and coming in for corn, oats & barley twice a day.  Like things should be.   

How the Purchasing Process Works

We sell beef 'on the hoof,' which means you buy it by the side (1/2 steer) or quarter (1/4 steer.)  You can reserve your beef when you come for your tree, or anytime during the year.  We'll keep you posted on how the steers are doing throughout the year, and help you navigate cut & wrap and picking your meat up direct from the butcher's freezer.  

How The Price Per Pound is Determined

The final price per pound is based on the hanging weight of the animal. This is usually 55-60% of the steer's live weight.  For example, if you are ordering a side of beef from an animal with a live weight of 1400 lbs and a hanging weight of 840 pounds, your side (half of the animal) will weight 420 pounds.  The cost of your beef will be the price per hanging pound plus the butcher's cut & wrap fee, usually around $.60/lb  ($ Price/lb x420 lbs.) + ( $ Cut/Wrap/lb x 420 lbs.)  If you've never bought your meat direct from the rancher before, don't worry - we will help you through the entire process.

How Much Meat You Can Expect to Put in Your Freezer

The amount of beef you'll put in your freezer is about 70% of the hanging weight.  If you purchase a side, this gives you in general around 250 pounds of beef (enough to fill a full size freezer) and will feed a family of 4 for about a year.  A quarter results in about 125 pounds of beef, about the capacity of the freezer side of a standard refrigerator-freezer.  It is common for multiple families to 'go in' on a side of beef, which keeps the cost and volume of meat a little easier to manage.  

What Past Customers Are Saying

"We just want to thank you with all our taste buds so very much for the meat... mmmmm so wonderful and we love our hamburger, steaks.. the roast we are waiting for a special occasion. So... please don’t take us off your list.. because if it is not Stringfellows its nothing kind of meat!"  - T. Johnson

Inquire or Reserve Middle Fork S Ranch Beef

Call us anytime at 206.909.6954 or email us at stringfamily@comcast.net

 

Gr. Champion Jake

LAMB

How the Animals Are Raised

Lambs are born in March.  Most ewes have twins or triplets, so the babies have plenty of buddies to run around with in the pasture.  They enjoy grain snacks twice a day, and show lambs get bubble baths, feet trims, halter trianing, and fun trips to the Fair.

How the Purchasing Process Works

We sell lamb 'on the hoof, which means you buy it by the half or whole lamb.  You may reserve your lamb any tim of the year, including when you come to get your tree.  Lamb is ready in the fall.  We'll let you know how the lambs do as they grow up, assist you with the cut & wrap process, and when to pick up your meat at the butcher. 

How the Price Per Pound is Determined

The price per pound is based on the live weight, rather than the weight of what goes in your freezer.  In general, a whole lamb will weigh between 100 -140 pounds; a little less than half of that will go in your freezer. The price per pound will be determined closer to butcher date. You'll pay us for the lamb meat, then pay an additional cost to the butcher for cutting and wrapping, usually around $100 per animal.  If you've never bought your meat direct from the rancher before, don't worry - we will help you through the butcher process, including the cutting and wrapping.

How Much Meat You Can Expect to Put in Your Freezer

The amount of lamb you'll put in your freezer is about 85% of the hanging weight, generally giving you about 40 - 60 pounds of meat for a whole lamb, or about 25-30 pounds for a half. You'll tell the butcher how thick you want your lamb chops, and how many per package, etc., so that all your meat packaging is customized to your preferences.  Your lamb meat is frozen when you pick it up from the butcher, for easy transport and storage. 

What Past Customers Are Saying

"I will spread the word about your outstanding lamb.  I had some lamb on my Wyoming trip at a very nice restaurant and it was nowhere near the taste and texture of Jake-raised lamb.  AND, I will let everyone know that fact.  I want to purchase another lamb because I know I am a priority and would get the best of the best.  Jake, you are a great farmer."  - L. Christiansen

Inquire or Reserve Middle Fork S Ranch Lamb

Call us anytime at 206.909.6954 or email us at stringfamily@comcast.net