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What comes in a Beef Box from Lily Hill Farm?

What comes in a Beef Box from Lily Hill Farm?

From birth to finish, it takes one of our steers 18-22 months before they are ready for harvest. We don’t believe in taking shortcuts and choose to slow finish our cattle on grass in addition to a custom grain ration designed to supplement their natural forage intake. Raising our cattle in a pastoral environment not only improves their quality of life but also has a significant positive impact on meat quality. We believe in going above and beyond when it comes to the care of our animals.

On harvested days, we wake up around 5:30am and head out to the farm to load up the steers. Once loaded we haul them two hours to our processor located in Forsyth, GA. The facility is a small family owned USDA-inspected processing facility, that aligns with our animal welfare practices and humane handling techniques. The steers are harvested that same morning. 

Once harvested, our beef will hang and dry aged for a minimum of 14 days. During the dry aging processes our beef is placed in controlled environment with specific temperature, humidity, and air circulation conditions for at least 14 days, to enhance the flavor and tenderness of the meat. During this process, enzymes in the meat break down proteins and connective tissues, resulting in a more tender and flavorful meat. Dry aging paired with our finishing practices results in a full flavor beef, that is exceptional in flavor and tenderness. 

Following processing, Marc and I pick up our frozen beef directly from the processor and store it in our walk-in freezer located on the farm. Lucky me, gets to do all of our inventory in our freezer! 

Tuesdays (and sometimes Wednesdays - depending on our volume of orders that week) are shipping days on the farm, which means all hand on deck! Marc and I fulfill all orders ourselves (sometimes we have a helping from our family) and hand-brand every single box to add a personal touch.

Each box of meat is packed on dry ice and comes with a brochure explaining our practices and a thank-you note expressing our gratitude for your order. Every customer, is important to us so we take the extra time to focus on the small details that we feel truly make a difference. 

We take pride in how we care for and raise our cattle and work hard to preserve our family's legacy. When you purchase beef from our farm, you're not just buying a box of meat. You're supporting an American family, that believes in hard work, community, transparency, sustainability and unwavering care for animals. 

It's more than just a box of beef.

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