Why Buying Beef from a Local Farmer is a Good Idea

This week, Tom West joins The SavvyCast to share about his cattle business River West Cattle. Tom shares how he got into the cattle business as well as how he gets meat from the farm to consumers.

Episode At A Glance:

This week on The SavvyCast, I am joined by Tom West of River West Cattle. Tom’s business is located in Alpine, Alabama and its mission is to provide customers with delicious, healthy farm-raised beef at affordable prices. In this episode, Tom shares how River West Cattle first began and the details of their products. Additionally, he explains how listeners and other customers can purchase beef on their website. 

Who Is Tom West? 

Tom West’s family started in the cattle business about ten years ago when he and his son bought 15 Brangus cattle and a bull. Today, their herd has grown to close to 100 mama cows and three registered bulls, which they raise on approximately 500 fertile acres of mixed pasture and forest bordering the Coosa River. They have also grown as cattle farmers and have learned how to best care for their cattle while producing delicious and healthy products for human consumption. 

Questions Answered In This Episode: 

  • How did Tom get into this business?
  • What are steers?
  • How does cattle farming work?
  • What is hanging weight?
  • How does meat get from the farm to the consumer?
  • What is the difference between fully grass-fed meat and grain-fed meats?
  • How do you cook grass-fed meat?
  • What are the different options you can purchase from their website?
  • What is their pricing like compared to grocery stores?

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