How Much Beef Do I Get?

Buying beef directly from a local farmer or rancher often involves purchasing a 1/4, 1/2 or whole animal. Understanding roughly how much beef you will receive is a key to having a great experience and getting the value you seek.

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BQA Certified - Beef Quality Assurance is a program that trains farmers and ranchers on best practice cattle management techniques to ensure their animals and the environment are cared for within a standard set of guidelines and regulations across the U.S. beef industry. 

Natural - A product containing no artificial ingredient or added color and is only minimally processed.

USDA Organic

Grass Fed - Animals spend their whole lives eating grass or forage.

Grain Finished - Animals spend the majority of their lives eating grass or forage and then are finished on grain.

The California Local Beef Directory is a digital resource to help consumers research options for purchasing beef. Inclusion in the directory does not imply the California Beef Council’s (CBC) affiliation or endorsement of services or products. The CBC claims no responsibility for customer experience should you purchase beef from a farm or ranch included in this listing. If you are a beef producer and would like to be included or removed from this listing, or have an update to an existing listing, please visit the submission page.


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Northern California

C&R Ranch

Flournoy, CA (Tehama County)

website www.crgrassfed.com

Products Offered: Whole share, half share, quarter share, eighth share


Natural

Grass Fed


Circle Bar Beef

Fort Bidwell, CA (Modoc County)


website www.circlebarbeef.com

Products Offered: Beef packs and individual cuts


BQA Certified

Grain Finished


Cow Track Ranch

Nicasio, CA (Marin County)


website https://www.cowtrackranch.com/

Products Offered: Whole, halves, individual cuts, smoked sausage, snack sticks


BQA Certified

Natural

Grain Finished


Eddie Ranch Meats

Potter Valley, CA (Mendocino County)


Products Offered: Full, halves, quarters, boxes


Grass Fed

Grain Finished


Family Friendly Farms

Grass Valley, CA (Nevada County)


website https://www.familyfriendlyfarms.com/

Products Offered: Individual cuts


Natural

Grass Fed


Farmstead Meats

Tehama County


website  http://thefarmsteadconnection.com/farmstead-meats.html

Products Offered: Quarter, half and whole shares, as well as individual cuts of beef.


Grass Fed

Grain Finished


Five Dot Ranch

Napa, CA (Napa County)

website www.fivedotranch.com

Products Offered: Beef boxes and individual cuts of beef.


BQA Certified

Natural

Grain Finished


Five Marys Farms

Fort Jones, CA (Siskiyou County)


website  fivemarysmeats.com

Products Offered: Individual cuts of beef


Natural

Grain Finished


Full Circle Ranches

Petaluma, CA (Sonoma County)

website https://fullcircleranches.com/

Products Offered: Wholes, halves, quarters, boxes, individual cuts


Grass Fed

Grain Finished


Hyatt Ranch

Marysville, CA (Yuba County)


Products Offered: Full, half, quarter


Natural

Grain Finished


Isbell Mountain Acres

Fort Jones, CA (Siskiyou County)

website isbellmountainacres.com

Products Offered: Individual cuts



Koopmann Family Beef

Sunol, CA (Alameda County)

website  https://koopmannfamilybeef.com/

Products Offered: Individual cuts of beef/


BQA Certified

Natural

Grass Fed

Grain Finished


Marin Coast Ranch

Tomales, CA (Marin County)


website https://marincoastranch.com/

Products Offered: Halves, quarters, eighths, individual cuts

Natural

Grass Fed


McLane Family Farms

Yreka, CA (Siskiyou County)


website  https://www.mclanefamilyfarms.com/

Products Offered: Beef boxes and individual cuts of beef.


BQA Certified

Natural

Grass Fed


Muelrath Ranch

Penngrove, CA (Sonoma County)


website https://muelrathranch.com/

Products Offered: Halves, quarters, individual cuts, bone broth, jerky, tallow products


Natural

Grass Fed

Grain Finished


Pioneer Cattle Co.

Montague, CA (Siskiyou County)


website https://pioneercattleco.com/

Products Offered: Halves, wholes, quarters & individual cuts


BQA Certified

Natural

Grain Finished


Pomponio Ranch Meat

San Gregorio, CA (San Mateo County)


website https://pomponioranchmeat.com/

Products Offered: Individual cuts, jerky

Prather Ranch

Macdoel, CA (Siskiyou County)

website pratherranch.com

Products Offered: Individual cuts, beef boxes, halves, quarters, eighths


BQA Certified

Natural

Grain Finished


Rockin H Ranch

Cottonwood, CA (Shasta County)


website https://rockinhcattle.com/

Products Offered: Quarters, halves, and whole

Natural

Grass Fed

Grain Finished


Six Bar Ranch

Pleasant Grove, CA (Sutter County)


website https://www.sixbarranch.net/

Products Offered: Custom whole, half or quarters. USDA individual cuts and bundle boxes


Grain Finished


Sonoma Mountain Beef

Sonoma, CA (Sonoma County)

website  www.sonomamountainbeef.com

Products Offered:  Whole, half and quarter shares of beef, quarterly subscriptions, and individual cuts of beef.


BQA Certified

Natural

Grain Finished


Stemple Creek Ranch

Tomales, CA (Marin County)

website  www.stemplecreek.com

Products Offered: Whole, half, eighth and sixteenth shares of beef as well as beef boxes and individual cuts of beef.


BQA Certified

Natural

Grass Fed


Tara Firma Farms

Petaluma, CA (Sonoma County)


website  www.tarafirmafarms.com

Products Offered: Individual cuts of beef.


BQA Certified

Natural

Grass Fed


TX Grassfed Cattle Company

Los Molinos, CA (Tehama County)


website  https://txbargrassfed.com/

Products Offered: Half or whole shares of beef.


BQA Certified

Natural

Grass Fed


Yolo Land and Cattle 100% All Natural Grass Fed Angus Beef

Woodland, CA (Yolo County)

website  www.yololandandcattle.com

Products Offered: Quarter, half and whole beef shares.


Natural

Grass Fed


Central California

3 Oaks Meats

Woodlake, CA (Tulare County)


Products Offered: Beef boxes, combination boxes and individual cuts.


BQA Certified

Natural

Grain Finished


Ardis Cattle Co.

Oakdale, CA (Stanislaus County)


website https://ardiscattleco.squarespace.com/

Products Offered: Wholes, halves, split quarters


BQA Certified

Grass Fed

Grain Finished


The Beef Boutique/Dot Seven Beef

Clovis, CA (Fresno County)


website www.thebeefboutiqueca.com

Products Offered: Quarter, half and whole shares of beef, as well as beef boxes and individual cuts.


BQA Certified

Grass Fed

Grain Finished


BR Beef, LLC

Gilroy, CA (Santa Clara County)


website Brbeefllc.com

Products Offered: Individual cuts, halves, quarters, wholes


BQA Certified

Grain Finished


Dot Seven Ranch

Sanger, CA (Fresno County)


website dotsevenranch.com

Products Offered:  Individual cuts


BQA Certified

Natural

Grain Finished


Gonsalves Ranch

Modesto, CA (Stanislaus County)

website http://gonsalvesranch.com/

Products Offered: Whole, half and individual cuts.


Natural

Grain Finished


Harris Ranch Beef

Coalinga, CA (Fresno County)


website  https://shop.harrisranchbeef.com/

Products Offered: Individual cuts of beef.


BQA Certified

Grain Finished


Hornitos Beef

Hornitos, CA (Mariposa County)


website https://hornitosbeef.com/

Products Offered: Halve, quarter, whole, per pound in store


Natural

Grass Fed

Grain Finished


Mariposa Ranch

Turlock, CA (Stanislaus County)


website https://mariposaranchmeats.com/

Products Offered: Whole, half and quarter shares of beef, as well as beef boxes and individual cuts.


Natural

Grass Fed


Miller Moth Ranch

San Miguel, CA (San Luis Obispo County)


website https://www.millermothranch.com/beef-cattle.html

Products Offered: Whole, halves and quarters.


Grain Finished


Morris Grassfed

San Juan Bautista, CA (San Benito County)


website www.morrisgrassfed.com


BQA Certified

Grass Fed


Old Stage Angus

Tipton, CA (Tulare County)


website https://www.oldstageangus.com/

Products Offered: Individual Retail Cuts, halves, quarters


BQA Certified

Natural

Grain Finished


S&A Signorelli Family Beef

Lompoc, CA (Santa Barbara County)


Products Offered: Quarters, half or whole beef.


BQA Certified

Grain Finished

Silva Ranch

Tracy, CA (San Joaquin County)


website https://www.silvafamilyranch.com/

Products Offered: Whole, half and quarter beef shares


BQA Certified

Natural

Grass Fed

Grain Finished


Springville Beef

Springville, CA (Tulare County)


website  www.springvillebeef.com

Products Offered: Grass fed and finished dry aged Angus beef. USDA cut and wrap in cryovac.


BQA Certified

Grass Fed


Twisselman Ranch

Carissa Plains, Ca (San Luis Obispo County)


website https://www.twisselmanranch.com/

Products Offered: Quarter, half and whole shares of beef as well as beef boxes and individual cuts of beef.


BQA Certified

Grass Fed


Willis D Ranch

Santa Maria, CA (Santa Barbara County)


website https://willisdranch.com/

Products Offered: Half and whole steers


Natural

Grass Fed

Grain Finished


Wine Country Beef

Creston, CA (San Luis Obispo County)

website https://www.winecountrybeefco.com/

Products Offered: Half, whole


Grass Fed

Grain Finished


Zuber Ranch Beef

Sonora, CA (Tuolumne County)


Products Offered: Wholes, halves, quarters, 1/8


Grass Fed

Grain Finished


Southern California

Diamond B Ranch

Santa Ysabel, CA (San Diego County)


website https://www.diamondb.org/

Products Offered: Whole and half shares


BQA Certified

Grass Fed

Grain Finished


Flying F Ranch

Santa Ysabel, CA (San Diego County)


website https://flyingfranch.org/

Products Offered: Whole and half shares

Mendenhall Valley Ranch

Palomar Mtn, CA (San Diego County)

website https://mendenhallvalleyranch.com/

Products Offered: Whole beef, occasionally halves



One World Meat Co.

Buena Park, CA (Orange County)


website  https://oneworldmeatco.com/

Products Offered: Individual cuts of beef.


BQA Certified

Grain Finished


Rankin Ranch Beef

Caliente, CA (Kern County)


website  www.rankinbeef.com

Products Offered: Quarter and half shares of beef, as well as beef boxes and individual cuts of beef.


BQA Certified

Natural

Grain Finished