Gary Don Hall

I just bought a cow from Sanctuary [Family] Farms two months ago. This was the best quality meat we have ever eaten. Steaks were tender, and the hamburger meat was better than any I have ever had from the grocery store.

Gary Don Hall

Amy Hawkins

Everything we’ve had so far has been wonderful!!! It’s so delicious!!!!! Thank y’all so much!

Amy Hawkins

Darby Hatchett

Oh wow! Thank you! Really appreciate you guys, y’all brought fresh foods to my family’s table! Thank you! We love y’all’s service and veggies. Those steaks were huge, and AMAZING!!!

Darby Hatchett

Deradah Hamby

Here are some of the ribeyes that my husband cooked, they are so good! We are so pleased with everything we have cooked!

Deradah Hamby

Roy Cooper

I’ve gained two pounds since we picked it [the beef] up. That says it all. Ha. Very pleased. Meatloaf at twelve today. Keep us in the loop.

Roy Cooper

Jeff Zimmerman

I will say the ground beef was a higher quality and noticeable. I really didn’t think I would notice ground beef, but we did. Hope to get into some steaks this weekend.

Jeff Zimmerman

Tamara Griffith

Turned out extra tasty! Good beef flavor with a touch of salt, olive oil, pepper, and garlic. . . no BBQ sauce required.

Tamara Griffith

Kristi Payton

If the meat is so delicious that you are too focused on talking about its quality to take a picture, you have some high quality and delicious beef. Thank you!!

Kristi Payton

Lonzy Hilario

It was a great experience all around. I’ve yet to cook any up, but my sister and brother in-law have; they are happy with the flavor and don’t want to go back to supermarket meat. Thank you again. Y’all make this pretty easy, and I look forward to doing this again.

Lonzy Hilario

Joseph Gonzalez

The beef is delicious!

Joseph Gonzalez

Robin Wiley

Our son and daughter-in-law in Lubbock cooked ribeyes tonight [and] said they were awesome.

Robin Wiley

Velda Woodward Phipps

It was GREAT. SOOOOOO good!

Velda Woodward Phipps

Sharla Cooper

Roy & Sharla Cooper Shish Kabobs Crop

We bought 1/2 beef from Sanctuary [Family] Farms and we LOVE it! So far we have tried the hamburger meat, T-bone steaks and a roast. So good. So lean. The best we have ever had. And dealing with Kati made it extra special when I picked up the meat. We will definitely buy from them every time.

Sharla Cooper

Lisa Telchik

Great quality beef from Sanctuary [Family] Farms! I cooked a roast last night, and it was delicious!! Very tender and a great flavor!

Lisa Telchik

Nicole Roberts

My parents tried the T-bone, and we tried the prime rib steaks; both were excellent. Ground beef has been great too!

Nicole Roberts

TJ Burchett-Wright

My kids loved the meat, and asked me to never buy meat from the store again. Best meat.

TJ Burchett-Wright

Leslie Hawkins

We got a quarter of a beef, and the meat is wonderful! We had some short ribs, and they were wonderful. T-bones are wonderful! That is an 8×8 dish.

Leslie Hawkins

Lanny Burkett

We are really enjoying the meat. Y’all done a good job. It has been great.

Lanny Burkett

Tracy Paulk

I made some lasagna last night with the ground beef. It was so very good.

Tracy Paulk

Greta Miers

I have been meaning to text you and let you know how pleased we are with our meat! The packaging is perfect. We have tried the sirloin, hamburger, and stew meat, and they are all lean and absolutely delicious! Absolutely the best roast we have ever eaten! Keep us on your list . . . we will be ordering again! Thank you!

Greta Miers

Jennifer Smith

You all have certainly made this easy!! Again, thank you so much! I never thought I would be so excited about getting a ½ beef!

Jennifer Smith

Kay-Lynn Huffaker

The ribeyes were AMAZING!!

Kay-Lynn Huffaker

Amy Hawkins

We have tried the pork chops and breakfast sausage . . . I made sausage balls. Both were fantastic!!!

Amy Hawkins

Jolie Conley

We have had some of the hamburger meat and some of the steaks, and it is really good. The sausage and bacon are very good as well.

Jolie Conley

Kay-Lynn Huffaker

[The] bacon was awesome!

Kay-Lynn Huffaker

Buying Process

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Why Farm Fresh

Our customers have many reasons for purchasing meat directly from a family farm. People that purchase from us, say it tastes better than the meat they used to buy at the grocery store. Some just want to be assured of a steady supply of high-quality food. Others want to support local farmers and, in turn, love knowing where their food comes from. And almost everyone would rather spend more time with their family and less time in the grocery store. Whatever your reasons, we want to make your buying process as simple and as straight forward as possible.

 

How it Works

We offer farm raised calves and pigs that are processed locally. We sell our calves and pigs by the half or whole animal; the calves are also sold by the quarter. Custom butchering is available if you purchase a half or a whole animal.  If you purchase a quarter beef, you'll get a standard cut package.

Many folks find the most intimidating part of buying a live animal is deciding how they want it processed — the thickness of their steaks, the size of their roasts, the preferred cuts, etc. We will guide you through each step of the process depending on your preferences.

Standard cut packages are also available for half or whole animals if you want. This will take all the guesswork out of ordering.

 

Why Processed Pound

We don’t charge by live weight (on the hoof) or hanging weight (on the rail OR on the hook); you are only charged for the meat you take home, or the processed pound. Live weight is the weight of your animal as it steps on the scale shortly before being processed. Hanging weight is the weight of the carcass after all the inedible parts are removed. However, it is not the amount of meat you take home. Additional trimming of the carcass is still needed to yield your processed pounds from hanging weight.

When buying from Sanctuary Family Farms, you will never pay for the fat and bone left on the cutting room floor. To learn more about hanging weight, and why it is simpler for the customer to pay by the processed pound, see our comparison. It illustrates how an advertised cheap price for beef could be misleading when sold by hanging weight. If you pay $4.75 for hanging weight of beef, that is the equivalent to paying $7.75 per pound of meat you take home.

Many folks who sell by hanging weight require the customer to pay a separate kill fee and/or processing fees, sometimes called “cut and wrap.” Sanctuary Family Farms pays the kill fee and the cut & wrap processing fees.  You will have the option to pay extra for such services as making hamburger patties out of your ground beef, seasoning your ground pork for breakfast sausage, curing your ham and/or additional options.

 

Our Animals

We want our beef to be well marbled and delicious, so we finish our cattle with corn and grain to eliminate that gamey taste. Our cattle range in size from 1100-1500 pounds (live weight) when butchered, so you are expected to take home about 500 pounds of beef with the purchase of a whole. This is estimated to take up about 25 cubic feet of space in your freezer.  Our pigs’ live weight is approximately 200-300 pounds which means you will end up with about 150 pounds of processed meat for your freezer and take up about 8 cubic feet of space.  Remember that each animal is different; these are estimates.

 

Reserve a Processing Date

Contact us to purchase your animal, and we will reserve a processing date. We will collect your nonrefundable deposit then deliver your animal to the processor. The deposit will be approximately half of your total cost, but all animals are different; your final payment could be more or less than your deposit.

You will only be charged two times— the deposit and the final payment after your animal is processed. The final payment is due before you pick up your meat. Many customers bring it with them when they meet us at the processor to get their meat.  Your payment will include the purchase of your animal, delivery to the processor, and your meat processing fees.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions on processing and ordering. As a family business, we consider it a privilege to help you in any way we can.