Beef Raised Right Here at Home
Our family has enjoyed growing our cow-calf herd over the last few years. A cow-calf operation means we keep the mama cows year after year with the hopes that they will have a calf each year. We strive to bring good genetics into the herd through the occasional purchase of new cattle and precise selection of quality bulls for artificial insemination.
Each year, we keep the best looking heifers to add to our herd. Some are even selected as show animals for the local 4-H fairs. Addi, Elle and Maggie spend hours with their cattle preparing them for show. As the show season approaches, each animal is pampered with daily baths, blow drying, and walks. They have only been exhibiting cattle for a few years but have already made friendships that will last a lifetime. We encourage you to support your local 4-H or FFA programs any chance you get!
We are also focused on our feeder calf operation, with an interest in direct consumer marketing. A feeder calf operation means we raise any calves that will not be added to the herd permanently, and fatten them to a healthy slaughter weight. We source cattle from our own herd, and from Kasey’s family farm located in Shelbyville, Illinois; allowing us the ability to trace the entire path of the fattened cattle, from birth to slaughter. We have focused on selling our beef ready for processing to buyers locally around Champaign.
Our cattle are currently processed at both Das Schlacht Haus, located in Arthur, Illinois, as well as Arends Farm Meats and Butcher Shop, located in Ivesdale, Illinois. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in a quarter, half or full side of farm fresh beef. Check out the Klein Farms cut sheet and the beef breakdown from the Beef Checkoff program below. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about the cut sheet if you are interested; it provides a basic breakdown of how to process an animal, but can be specified to your needs.