Program gives consumers direct access to the freshest and finest selections of beef
Consumers can skip the grocery store meat market and order their beef directly from Choctaw Ranches with the new Freezer Beef Program. Through this program, consumers can purchase a quarter, half or whole side of beef and work directly with the processor on packaging preferences.
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has eight ranches and 60,000 acres within the reservation dedicated to raising Choctaw Beef. In addition, the Choctaw Nation owns and manages over 2,500 head of Black Angus breeding females that are individually identified to ensure all internal source-verification and traceability requirements are met.
“We understand that beef quality is of paramount importance to our consumers and we take that to heart,” says Jody Standifer, executive officer of agriculture. “The Choctaw Nation Freezer Beef Program is second to none. Through our data collection, we can tell consumers about the ranch the animal was born on, the pasture they lived on, and how they were raised.”
To preserve freshness, the Choctaw Nation will process orders once all sides of beef are purchased. The average turnaround time for a custom order is about 30 days.
On average, a quarter of beef will result in about 150 pounds of meat, half of beef is about 300 pounds, and a whole side of beef is about 600 pounds. All sizes options offer chuck, arm and rump roasts, ribeye, T-bone, Sirloin and round steaks, hamburger, stew, and chili meat.
Pricing is based on daily market averages and interested individuals can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for the current market value.
“Choctaw Beef is sustainable beef. As we care for our cattle, we are focused on natural resources and the environment. We want to have the least impact on the natural environment as possible,” Standifer says.
The Choctaw Nation is the exclusive provider of beef to Reba’s Place in Atoka and a number of the Choctaw Casinos & Resorts restaurants. They also provide beef to several school districts, including Atoka and Coalgate Public Schools.