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Frequently Asked Questions

What butcher do you use?

ASC Locker is a family owned and operated butcher in West Point, NE. The Koch family opened their federally inspected locker in 2013. They take great pride in their business and we enjoy working with a great company.

Cattle

What do you feed your cattle?

Our cattle are pasture raised and grain finished. Our calves are born on pasture and enjoy the grass between their hooves for as long as the weather allows it! When winter comes, we supplement our cattle with some grain however they have free choice to grass/alfalfa hay all day long! Cattle are supplemented with grain to meet their energy and nutritional requirements during the winter. When snow falls, cattle can have a hard time "busting" through the snow to graze any grass that would be left (which isn't high in nutrients at this time). It is important to supplement them with both hay and some grain to provide them with the energy the need to stay warm in the winter. 

At finishing (when the cattle are consuming more grain) they will continue to have full access to hay. They choose what they want to eat and when. 

Do you treat with antibiotics?

Our cattle are only administered antibiotics when they are sick or injured. Very few cattle will ever receive antibiotics. Our cattle health is our top priority and we treat each animal humanely and provide them with the best care possible. Examples of antibiotic use are pinkeye, a respiratory infection, or injury. 

Beef

Are hormones used?

We choose to not implant our cattle with hormones. If you would like to learn more information regarding hormones used in beef cattle production, click here

How is D&D Beef Shipped?

We currently ship our packages every Monday following your order via FedEx, USPS, or UPS, whichever courier is faster while simultaneously keeping costs low for our customers. Each frozen beef shipment is packaged with dry ice to keep the items chilled or frozen. (Our cured meats box, beef sticks and jerky, may be shipped on dry ice or ice packs.) If you will not be home at time of arrival, please make plans for someone to keep your shipment cold until you return. You will receive shipment notifications via email.

How does your Return Box program work?

You will receive your beef boxes in a shipping box with a biodegradable insulator to keep your beef cold. With our Return Box program, you can ship your box back to us. After you return 10 boxes, you will receive $100 of beef! 

Instructions regarding returning the box and liner are placed inside your shipping box. You can mail the box back to us using US Postal Service. You can return boxes via ‘Media Mail’ for approximately $3-5 with a used book in the box; we will donate to a local rural school or library. You are promised good Karma!
AND after you send us back 10 boxes, we will ADD $100 of beef to your next order!

Place an old book in the box (just a book or books, gifts don’t qualify). Close the tabs and its ready for return!
*Add the appropriate postage in stamps or mail at post office*

If you would like to drop off your box when you are picking up your next
box of beef, that works great! You can also send us an email and we will let
you know when we are at our designated drop off locations and you can meet us there!

Do you deliver?

We now offer FREE delivery of our beef boxes to the Runza (off of Highway 31) in Elkhorn, NE and Scooters in Blair, NE on Mondays and Saturdays. Use code "Local" at checkout! We deliver to each location at approximately 9:00 am on Saturday and 3-4 pm on Mondays. (Those days don't work? No problem! We will do our best to work out a time with you to deliver to our designated drop off location.) Delivery of our beef boxes will be scheduled with you via email after your order has been received.

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