Dennis Starkey
Hillview Farm
R.R. #4, Durham, Ontario N0G 1R0
Tel:  (519) 369-6966

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We sell Grass Roots Beef by the mixed quarter - which includes cuts from the front and hind quarters. We charge $5.25 per pound hanging weight (before the carcass is dry aged and deboned) plus the $1.00 per pound we pay the abattoir to cut, wrap and freeze each quarter. While each animal is different, the average hanging weight of our animals is typically about 500 pounds or about 125 pounds per quarter. The actual amount of beef you end up with will vary a bit depending on what cuts you want, but you will generally get about 65% of the hanging weight in cut meat - steaks, roasts, hamburger and stewing beef. So using a "typical" quarter of 125 pounds hanging weight, you would get about 80 pounds of beef...of which about 35 pounds would be ground beef, 8-10 pounds would be stew beef, 5 or 6 roasts (premium and pot roasts) each weighing 3 or 4 pounds, and the rest in steaks, which we normally cut to 1".

We can accommodate your preferences to some extent (ie more stew beef and fewer pot roasts) and we will confirm these preferences when we confirm your order. We will also include soup bones and organ meat with your order (no additional cost) if you would like us to. A full quarter will take up about 25% of an average chest freezer to store. If this sounds like too much beef for your family's needs, share the quarter with a friend. The total cost of this "average" quarter would be $750.

We are harvest our animals when they are full of all the good nutrients they get when they are grazing on our pastures (and when their meat is full of all the health benefits associated with grass finished beef) so our meat is available from July through late October but we take orders throughout the year. We will advise you when your order will be ready and hopefully you will come to the farm to pick it up and take a walk through our beautiful pastures while you are here. Or we will deliver it to customers in the GTA, Kitchener/Waterloo and London areas. The delivery charge will depend on distance and number of orders being delivered in your area on that run.

Place an Order:

To place an order, please send us an email at with your name, telephone number and any questions you may have.