We ship everywhere in the contiguous United States. (We do not ship to Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam or Puerto Rico.)
To keep the meat nice and cold, we use a styrofoam insulationed cooler along with dry ice in a standard cardboard shipper. Our packing peanuts are made from a biodegradable material that you can rinse down the sink.
Certainly! We proudly offer a military discount to show our appreciation for the service and sacrifice of our military personnel. Please enter your credentials into the GovX ID popup in the checkout cart! The discount will be applied to your order. Thank you for your service!
At Herd 77, we practice whole animal butchery so nothing goes to waste. As a result, some of our most popular cuts are sold out on a regular basis. You should check back frequently, or simply join the wait-list to be notified as soon as your preferred cut is available, or try another equally as delicious cut.
The proper care and treatment of animals is important to Herd 77. Our beef is grazed on acres of beautiful pasture where they are free to roam and enjoy. Shelter and shade is naturally provided within the coverage under the timber and ponds are scattered throughout our land where the cattle enjoy wading in during the hotter months whenever they so choose. Fountain waters are plentiful, allowing 24hr access to water even in the cold months. The cattle are routinely checked to ensure they are healthy and in proper care.
No, hormones are used. Our beef is BQA certified (Beef Quality Assurance) meaning our farm management team has taken the steps to be certified to maintain proper herd health and care.
All of our beef is pasture raised, so they feed on all that nature provides, and are never fed hormones. When they are about ready, we later introduce a custom grain blend to “finish” the beef giving it the delicious marbling you know and love.
Herd 77 beef is dry-aged for 21 days to enhance the flavor. beef just tastes better. Supermarket beef is very rarely dry-aged. Beef has a natural tenderizing enzyme in its muscle fibers. That enzyme works for up to 8 days. Meanwhile, as the meat continues to age, it evaporates water from the muscle, which keeps the flavor concentrated. We dry age all of our beef for a minimum of 21 days so it has a chance to tenderize and develop its flavor.
In short, it depends on how you raise them.
The way food conglomerates raise commodity animals (grocery store meats), is bad because the majority of them are raised in CAFOs. CAFO stands for Concentrated Animal Feed Operations. Concentrating animals in one small location is a recipe for disaster. We could go on for days about this (call us anytime and we will), but the simple answer is yes - farm animals can be bad for the environment when they are raised as part of a factory, where they’re pumped with antibiotics and other things that make them grow faster, but also upset their stomachs and cause gas (Co2 emissions). And that’s just one of the issues.
On the other side of the spectrum, pasture-raised animals can actually help the environment by regenerating and fertilizing the soil.
Yes, we only offer choice or prime cuts here at Herd 77. This is a grade given by a USDA inspector. We take pride in only offering the best, this is why we do not produce or sell select graded beef.
On average you should consume or freeze your (vacuum sealed) product within 7 days of its arrival.
The meat should be cool to the touch when it arrives. If you’re still not sure, rely on your nose. Meat that is spoiled will smell sour and be very sticky to the touch. If the box is damaged or opened in any way please contact us immediately.
Please contact us by email as soon as possible. We always do right by our customers. Our goal is to make sure you enjoy our meat as much as we do.
Given the perishable nature of the product, we do not accept returns. If there is a problem with your order, contact us and we will work to make it right.