Kolousek Farms has been processing our own beef for 3 generations, so we know how good our beef is!
(Beef in photo processed at Redfield Locker)
Kolousek Farms is offering our quality beef to the public. When family and friends try some of our beef, they can't believe the difference between our South Dakota home-raised beef and the beef you buy in the store. The difference is in the animal!
Call Scott at (605)730-1509 or Amber (605)730-1508 today to learn more.
All beef are delivered to local South Dakota lockers for processing.
Melva Herrid, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
We counted packages and weighed the beef for one of our customers to answer that question. This customer had ordered a 1/4 beef from us.
This quarter of beef had a carcass weight at the locker of 230.25 pounds.
The customer paid us (Kolousek Farms) $575.63 for their 1/4 of beef. They paid the locker $221.79 for processing for a grand total of $797.42.
We then "shopped" a local, large grocery chain from Sioux Falls on their app to see what that exact beef would have cost at the store. I happened to hit a day when ALL BEEF WAS ON SALE! (Because to be fair - we all shop sales, right?) The total cart price at check out for the same quarter of beef (ON SALE!) was $953.09.
Buying from us gives you a savings of $155.67 ... even on a "sale" day!
This is what we brought home from the locker in that 1/4 of beef:
This was one customer's cut instructions. Beef cuts vary on the customer's request. You can have more or less ground beef and/or roasts depending on your preferences. See the beef cut chart below.
Prices taken on 12/26/2021.
Please reach out to Scott at 605-730-1509 if your question isn't below.
Contact us through this website or call Scott at 605-730-1509 or Amber at 605-730-1508.
Once you commit to a beef order (you can order a 1/4, 1/2 or whole beef), we will request a down payment to secure your order until the animals go to the locker.
We reserve dates throughout the year at lockers in eastern South Dakota, so we will let you know when our upcoming locker dates and locations are. You can pick the delivery date/locker of your choice from our current reservations.
Once your beef order is reserved, all you have to do is tell the processor how you want your beef cut (once its at the locker) and then pickup your beef when its ready. That's it!
We are currently selling our beef for $2.50/lb HANGING WEIGHT. This weight is then used for calculating the price of your beef.
For example: If a 1/4 beef hanging weight is 230 lbs x $2.50/lb = $575 would be due to Kolousek Farms for that animal.
The hanging weight is also used as a way for the locker processing your beef to determine the processing rate. That 230 pound hanging weight example above would then be calculated at the locker rate for your processing fee.
Note: Some lockers have additional fees for butchering, etc.
One average, a 1/4 of beef has been costing approximately $800 TOTAL, give or take based on the actual weight of the animal.
Kolousek Farms accepts Paypal, Venmo, cash and checks. On orders that pay via check, we will request a down payment before the beef goes to the locker and then we will need to have the balance paid at least 5 days before the beef is picked up at the locker.
ALL beef must be paid in full prior to pickup at the locker.
We will give you the delivery date of the animals to the locker upon your order.
Hanging time is VERY important to having tender beef, so expect your beef will hang for anywhere from 17-28 days after the delivery date.
After that, the beef will be cut the way each customer requests and then frozen. Once the beef is frozen, it is ready for pickup. The locker will contact you once its ready.
We use lockers that not only work with us, but also work with you. We realize how important hanging time is for your beef to have the tenderness you need.
These are the lockers we are using at different times of the year: Flandreau Locker, Chamberlain Locker, Redfield Locker, Platte Locker and Mellette Locker.
This list can change, so if you don't see your preferred locker, please contact us.
Processing fees vary from locker to locker.