Please note: As of 6/10/2020 we ARE taking orders for whole and 1/2 Hogs as detailed below.
We are briefly taking beef orders as of 1/19/21. We have a handful freed up and will replace this note when they are all spoken for.
*Due to Covid-19 we are not able to help you load your vehicle side-by-side as usual. If you are unable to load it yourself, let us know - we will ask you to have a seat on our bench while we load it for you.*
Eickman's Custom Meat Processing
Separate from our retail area (great for picking up a few items at a time), we specialize in custom meat processing where you can fill your freezer.
Our custom meat processing proudly utilizes local farms and includes: Hogs (whole or 1/2) and 2-week dry-aged Beef (whole, 1/2 or 1/4). We also do Lamb, Venison and more.
What makes the meat processing custom? When you give us a call or stop in to order the type and amount of meat you want, we will walk you through how you want your meat cut (sizes of steaks, roasts, chops, bone-in or boneless, etc) and how you want it packaged (single or double wrapped, how many steaks per pack, etc). Please ask questions!
Once it's cut, we sharp freeze everything overnight and give you a call letting you know it'll be ready to pick up as soon as the next day. When you pick up your meat we recommend bringing boxes, baskets or coolers to haul it home. *Fun fact: no ice is needed! Our freezers are colder than average, the meat will be colder than what ice is usually stored at, so the ice is actually warmer than the meat and won't help it to stay cold!*
Check out the pork and beef cut charts below to get an idea of what cuts you might want - Just hover over a section to see your cut options.
Some Extra Information
All Hogs and Cattle vary in size, but in general:
*A whole hog will be approximately 265 lbs. live weight which would end up at about 215 lbs. hanging weight in the cooler, and a take home weight of approximately 145 lbs. of meat. Hogs will also vary in composition and fat to lean ratio (This is why for instance your bacon or chops might not look the same every time).
*A whole beef will be approximately 1300 lbs. live weight which would end up at about 780 lbs. hanging weight in the cooler, and a take home weight of approximately 460 lbs of meat. As with hogs, beef also vary in composition.