NORTH HARBOR BEEF
Nestled along the shores of Lake Ontario, North Harbor Beef Company raises premium angus beef cattle on high quality forages with an emphasis on animal welfare. We have and always will be strong proponents of animal welfare, when we do right by the cows they will do right by us. The same forages that allow North Harbor Dairy to excel in milk production also allow us to grow beef cattle with superior marbling in a time efficient manner, conserving our resources for the generations that come after us. Our black angus cattle also take advantage of our expanse pastured area close to the farm in the warmer months; if you drive by it, don’t forget to wave! After exploring our page and online store, please reach out to us with any questions. We are currently offering half and quarter cows and burger boxes, with retail sales by the piece coming soon, to fulfill your local beef needs!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Quarter Side of Beef?
A quarter side of beef is a …
great way to fill a smaller freezer with our delicious local beef. Hanging weights for a quarter side of beef weigh 160-220 pounds with yields in the low to mid 60’s percentage range which results in 100 to 125 pounds of beef. The price you pay us and the butcher is calculated off the hanging weight, paying this way is the industry standard. This also allows you to have more or less fat or bone and not pay more. For a quarter, meat is extracted from both the hind and the front, so you don’t have to worry about only getting certain cuts, you will be able to choose from any cuts desired off the animal.
What is a Half Side of Beef?
A half side of beef is a …
true freezer filler, families will appreciate the cost effectiveness of buying beef this way. A “half” will last many households a whole year. Hanging weights for a half side of beef weigh 320-440 pounds with yields in the low to mid 60’s percentage range which results in 200 to 250 pounds of beef. The price you pay us and the butcher is calculated off the hanging weight, paying this way is the industry standard. This also allows you to have more or less fat or bone and not pay more. For a half, meat is extracted from both the hind and the front, so you don’t have to worry about only getting certain cuts, you will be able to choose from any cuts desired off the animal.
What do you Feed Your Cattle?
Our cattle receive a …
balanced diet of the highest quality forages we can produce on the farm. We utilize the same feed that the dairy animals use to produce their delicious milk. Haylage, corn silage, grains, mineral blocks along with round bales and pasture to graze on in the warmer months complete our cows diet. We grill the same beef we sell to you and feed our cows accordingly.
What does Animal Welfare Mean to you?
Animals welfare to our …
family means we treat our cattle with respect at all times, to ensure their all their needs (food, clean water, shelter and health) are met in abundance and that we can leave the farm in the evening knowing our cattle are in good health and experiencing no distress.
Where do Your Cows Live?
live in our beef facility which protects them from the unpredictable winters we all know in Upstate NY. They have access to the outdoors as well as a bedded barn. Our youngest beef cattle enjoy the modern calf barns we possess on the farm and also spend time in our heifer barn until they reach a certain size allowing us to keep them with the more mature cattle. In summer months our herd enjoys two different pastures spanning almost 100 acres with plentiful grass and shade.
Where are Your Cattle Processed?
Our cattle are processed at …
Miller’s Meat Market in Lowville, NY. They have decades of experience in processing beef cattle and they are able to cut to your specifications within reason while still offering a cost effective price for their services. We drop the cattle off and pick up the beef from Miller’s saving you to drive. All you need to do is pick up beef from the Old McDonald’s Farm Visitors Center.
How do I buy Beef From You?
We have an online store …
What Does Your Beef Cost?
Our beef is priced at $2.85 a …
How can I get my Beef Side Cut?
Buying a side of beef is a …
big commitment and for most it can be confusing how to best order your beef. For this reason we have put together this informational guide to assist you in your custom ordering process.
There are many ways to have your beef cut, and each person is different on what and how they want it, but here is what we recommend.
Well known Steaks
- Tenderloin 1.5” thick
- Delmonico 1” thick
- NY strip 1” thick
- Chuck eye steak
- Skirt steak
- Hanger steak
- Flank steak
- Sandwich steaks
- Cube steaks
- London broil
- Rump Roast
- Rolled Roast
Hamburger in 1lb package bulk or 1lb package of patti
For more specific questions please give us a call or talk to your butcher as they have many more options for custom processing.