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100% grass fed & Growth Hormone FREE 1/8th yearling Angus beef-Proudly grown in NEERIM – WEST GIPPSLAND

Sheffield’s cottage are a small family owned and ran sheep and beef production business located in Neerim on just over 175 acres. While the rich soils of the district traditionally support dairy farming, their paddocks are scattered with up to 850 sheep and lambs and 80 head of beef cattle. The farm also produces ornamental trees as a separate entity and the two work beautifully together as the cattle and sheep graze the land as it rests between seasons. They have known for a while now how good young lamb and beef tastes and are now inviting you to experience it directly from their farm.  

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100% grass fed 1/8th yearling Angus beef-

Sheffields Cottage pride themselves on quick weight gains because of regular pasture reseeding, quality pastures, cell grazing of cattle and best management practices. They are proud and excited to offer you a paddock to plate experience with their beef.

Finished on quality pasture and supplemented with quality lucerne hay and always processed on a rising plain of nutrition. Animals are also chosen for temperament and fat score and always handled quietly and on foot- resulting in high quality & tender meat. Neerim is known for having green summer feed because of the high rainfall and summer  thunderstorms.

When the cattle are ready for processing they are carted by us to our local abattoir- 30 mins away, then off to our local butcher where they are hung for a week and then packed and cut to your requirements.

A whole and side beef is best value and has more cut options available , 1/4 and 1/8 is an option with set cuts

Refrigerated door to door delivery available to most areas. GPS tracking of your delivery available, so you can make sure someone is home to collect.

Meat comes tightly wrapped on trays with roasts and mince in bags then packed in cooler boxes. Also option of cyrovac at extra charge.

Additional information

Animal Age

Yealing -12 Months

Finishing Times

50 Days



Meat Aging

Wet Aging


Cryo vac, Tray Pack

Ready To Eat (Approximately)

Now! (Just wait for butchering)

Whole Animal Dressed Weight Estimate



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Shipping Policy

Delivery is FREE to your door (within  the Warragul, Drouin & neerim south townships) between 6.30- 8.30 am. You must have someone home to accept the delivery as items are perishable, you will be notified by phone/text message 24hours before hand- 

Pick up will only be between hours 8-3 on nominated days.

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Pricing is based on "dressed weight"

What is “dressed weight? and why is it important?

When buying a side (or quarter) of a cow/sheep etc, the final weight you receive will be less than the total listed by the farmer.

Dressed weight, otherwise known as “hanging weight” is the weight of the carcass after the animal as been killed and the head, blood and offal removed.

So this dressed weight includes all the meat, fat and bones from the “side” of an animal.

From here, the butcher will prepare your “side” or “quarter” based on your specifications.

Some loss of weight can occur through the process of “dry aging” where the meat is allowed to safely “age” this helps to tenderize the meat, but results in some weight loss.

The cut specifications can also have an impact on your final weight, for example, T-bones with bone out will weigh less than bone in.

Dressed weight is used as it is the “most fair” and “most correct” method of weighing an animal for processing.

On average, “boxed weight” can be anywhere from 20% to 30% less than dressed weight.

With Half A Cow Online, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re buying.

Unlike a supermarket where you can choose specific cuts, a whole animal will come with a range of meat cuts. 

The choices below help the butcher prepare your mixed portion to be as close as possible to your specifications.

For 1/4 and 1/8th portion purchases, you’ll recieve a ‘mixed quarter’ where you’ll get an allocation of meat from each ‘section’ of the cow. For 1/2 and whole sides, this is more straightforward. 

On average each carcass has approximately

  • 29% chuck 
  • 9% Ribs
  • 16% loin
  • 22% Round
  • 19% Thin (flank, skirt, brisket, stew meat, mince)
  • 5% miscellaneous

With each side / quarter beef you will get generous portion of mince and sausages. These are created from off-cuts from your side of beef, to ensure you get as much as usable meat as possible!

Beef Cuts In Detail

If you're buying a mixed quarter, eight, half or whole cow you can see high quality images here of each cut and where they are from.

How much of Each Cut!

We've done the maths and prepared a comprehensive guide so you can see how much (roughly) of each cut you'll get with your order.

100% grass fed & Growth Hormone FREE 1/8th yearling Angus beef-Proudly grown in NEERIM – WEST GIPPSLAND


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