We realize that buying a large quantity of meat at one time is an investment, and we want to help alleviate any concerns you might have. Our customers are very important to us, so please don't hesitate to call or email us. Because most days are spent in the field, messages and emails are returned in the evening and early morning.
Besides the cost of the meat itself, customers will be responsible for the processing and packaging cost (depending on the type of packaging chosen: shrink wrap or vacuum wrap) for their beef which is due the butcher at the time of pickup. Also, you have a choice of delivery.
You have several options to consider: quantity of meat, packaging options, and delivery.
Packaging Options. We have two options to package your meat: shrink wrap or vacuum wrap. Vacuum wrap is more expensive, but it will protect your meat longer. Unlike grocery store corn-fed beef, our grass-fed meat is dry-aged and doesn't have the water solution added, which causes freezer burn. Dry aging makes the meat more tender and flavorful and keeps the meat staying fresh longer.
Delivery. You have three options: delivery to St. Louis, pickup, or shipping.
Cutting Options. Once you purchase a half or whole beef, we will call you within a few days of receiving you order to verify your order. Then, we will call you about a week before the butcher date to go over the cutting instructions with you. (See our Beef Cuts Guide page for the cutting options. We also have a downloadable Beef Cutting Options Form.) This way, you don't have to worry about talking directly to the butcher. We will go through each meat section and cover all the options you have and provide recommendations if you want. If you are concerned about what to do with certain cuts, we can provide information to help you. If you have questions, we will be happy to answer them. Please contact us.
If you are picking up the beef from the butcher, Swiss will call you directly when it is ready.