FAQs

 

Why Drummond Ranch Beef?

Simple: happy and healthy cattle make the best beef! All our animals are pasture born and raised, right up until they are processed. The cattle we raise are from the same base herd our great-great-grandfather started over 100 years ago. They graze the same native forages and water on the same live water sources—talk about sustainability! We use horses when cattle must be moved, worked, and cared for; we have found this causes the least amount of stress for the animals. We take great pride in the fruits of our labor and know you will enjoy our delicious beef!

We handle the animal’s delivery to the processor and will ship everything directly from the processing facility. Your final payment will be due when the animal is dropped off at the processor. All processing costs are included in the purchase of your beef. 

P.S. The larger share of the animal you buy, the less it costs per pound.

 

How does Drummond beef compare to store bought beef?

You have never experienced beef like ours. Our beef is meticulously cared for, treated with respect, and hand-cut at a local, family-owned processor. The result speaks for itself.  Our mission is to serve Americans the best American beef available, and we will never sacrifice our quality.

 

Do you have a satisfaction guarantee?

We truly care about you and value your business. If you’re not 100% satisfied with your order, we want to hear from you and do everything we can to make sure we address your issue and make you a customer for life. Please Email us at sales@drummondbeef.com.

 

Can I have it delivered to a business address or P.O. box?

Sorry, but we cannot deliver to a P.O. box. We also highly recommend NOT using a business address for your order. If your package is delivered when the business is closed, the carrier may not deliver the package until the following business day. This could result in your order fully thawing overnight. Because of this, we are not responsible for order problems that arise from delivery to P.O. boxes or business addresses.

 

Do you ship every day of the week?

Great question! No, we ship Monday and Tuesday and only from January-April (ground beef is an exception and is shipped starting in October). We chose these shipping months because we do not store frozen beef year-round and this is the time of the year that our beef is finished (ready for the processor). Your beef will be as fresh as the beef we feed our family. Depending on your location, you will receive your beef within 1-4 days. This is to help ensure you receive your beef during the carrier’s normal delivery times and reduces the risk of delays that could result in thawing. So please plan accordingly.

 

What states do you ship to?

We ship throughout the continental U.S. to all states. Sorry Alaska and Hawaii, you are just too far from our ranch.

 

How does the meat stay cold during transit?

To ensure your beef remains cold during transit, we use specialized, recyclable insulation, and cold packs or dry ice. The dry ice will naturally evaporate during transit, but if your package arrives with dry ice remaining, please do not touch it with your bare hands. Dry ice is extremely cold. We recommend leaving it in the box in a ventilated area, which allows the dry ice to evaporate. If you have to handle the dry ice it’s best to use tongs to avoid contact with your skin. 

 

What if my order arrived without dry ice?

Dry ice will naturally evaporate throughout the delivery process. So, you may receive a box with or without dry ice. As long as your beef is cold to the touch, the dry ice has done its job.

 

Should I be home when my beef is delivered?

While you do not have to be home for your order to be delivered, we recommend getting your box inside as soon as possible. This is when your box will be the most exposed to the elements. And while we use specialized materials to protect your beef, you should not leave your order outside longer than 3–5 hours after delivery. Please use your tracking information to help you plan and if you are not around maybe a neighbor or friend can bring it in for you.

 

How long does it take to get beef after I order it?

It depends. All beef will begin processing in early January and will be shipped out no later than April 1. However, we process and ship all beef on a first-come-first-serve basis based on the purchase date. So, the earlier you order, the earlier you receive your animal. Once your beef has been taken to the processor, the customer will be notified, and it will take 2-3 weeks for your animal to be processed. We will hand package and ship your animal directly from the processor once it is ready. 

 

I’m not sure how to use some of these cuts. What do I do with them?

There are so many amazing ways to cook your premium beef, so contact us, and we’d be happy to share some of our favorite recipes. We are working on a recipes page, so subscribe to our email to be the first to know when we post them. We also recommend: https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com.

 

How much freezer space will I need?

  • Whole Beef - 15-18 cubic feet of freezer space
  • ½ Beef - 8-10 cubic feet of freezer space
  • ¼ Beef - 4 cubic feet of freezer space
  • ⅛ Beef - 2 cubic feet of freezer space

 

How much beef can I expect to receive per animal?

A typical breakdown of cuts is as follows:

  • 25% steaks: NY Strips, Ribeyes, Filet Mignons, Top Sirloins
  • 40% ground beef: (80/20) in 1lb packages
  • 35% savory cuts: roasts, packages of stew meat (1lb each), cross-cut Shanks, 1 Brisket, Short Ribs, Skirt Steak, and Flank Steak  

Visit the specific product pages to get an idea of how many pounds will be shipped to your door.

*All animals cut differently, we may need to substitute a certain cut for another of equal or greater value. 

*If there is an issue with an order, please notify us within 24 hours of receiving your package.

 

Why grain-finished versus grass-finished?

Grass-finished beef has soared in popularity over the last few years; we are thrilled to see that. However, there are no regulatory standards for what constitutes grass-fed or grass-finished beef and sometimes it’s as simple as an animal spending a few weeks eating grass to earn that label at the grocery store. Our cattle spend the entirety of their lives on open pastures with access to free-choice native pastures and live water sources. It is only in the last few months of their life that we provide our steers, intended for the butcher, a custom finishing ration. For this feeding component, we have partnered with Oklahoma State University, which serves an integral part in training today’s Agricultural Studies students for tomorrow’s Agricultural industry leaders. We are happy for their assistance in bringing high-quality education to colleagues and spectacular beef to our customers.

If you don't see your question answered, please contact us, and we would be happy to answer your questions.