In order to offer our customers consistent high quality grass-fed beef, we need to continue to improve on our degrees of finish. Our customer promise is for mid select grade to choice finish in cattle. Tiered pricing was introduced earlier this year, and refined last fall by the board to have another tier so cattle who are close will bring a better price for our members.
Tier 1 finished/fats: Cattle finishing high select and up (50 or higher on the select scale), will receive the 20%+ premium vs choice grade conventional pricing.
Tier 2 lower finished: Cattle finishing low to mid select (0 to 40 on the select scale) will still receive a premium of approximately 20% vs the select grade conventional pricing.
Tier 3 standard/unfinished: Cattle finishing standard or lower, but under 30 months of age.
Tier 4 Culls & Bulls: Cattle over 30 months of age will be paid the current WGBC cull cow price
Patronage Bonus: If you are a producer who dedicates 12 or more head per calendar year for sale to the WGBC, any additional shipments may be eligible for an additional $0.10/lb payment.
* Culls, bulls and veal are not needed every cycle – check with Pete about sending one with your fat cattle shipment
Upcoming Cattle Shipping Schedule
Some dates are open for Feb. at this time. Contact Pete at 920-210-9177 for details or to schedule a shipment – it really helps the co-op (and Pete’s sanity) if you let him know well in advance when your cattle will be ready!