Big Prairie Beef
Welcome to Big Prairie Beef! We're so glad you stopped by. Take a look at our site to learn more about our farm, our family, and of course, the quality meat grown in Wayne County, Ohio. Reserve beef for your freezer right from our website. We're proud of what we do and are excited to share our story with you!
2022 Market Prices
You get the all-around best pricing of beef when you order in a quarter, half, or whole beef quantity. Buying your freezer beef bulk can save your family money compared to shopping from the grocery store, and you can get see our farm in real time by visiting in person, on our Facebook page to learn exactly where your meat comes from.
In reality, every animal has unique size and structure that will result in varying final meat harvested for your freezer. Sales are made on hanging weight, which is usually around 200 lbs/quarter. The curing, trimming, and deboning that occur during processing will take 30-35% off of the final weight, bringing you to the final amount of meat that goes into your freezer.
Please note that these prices do not include the processing charges paid to the butcher. Our local processor will help you tailor your purchase to your exact needs, or if you've never bought meat bulk before, they will help you select standard cuts. Processors charge about $0.70/lb hanging weight.
"Can't even explain how delicious our meat is.... Thanks Esselburn Grain and Cattle!!!" - Cindy R.
We would love to hear from you! Pictures from happy, well-fed customers are often featured on our Facebook page.
The Esselburn Family
Family, Faith, and Farming
Big Prairie Beef has been cultivated since 1986 when Tom and Kelly Esselburn moved their two children into a 1860 farmhouse on a beautiful piece of land neighboring Big Prairie, Ohio. 35 years later, the family and farm has continued to blossom, and to the Esselburn's, farming will always be a family affair. Faith and family come first, and these strong bonds that tie the family together are the bedrock where passion for cattle and excellent quality beef are built upon every single day. The family takes pride and extreme ownership in maintaining animal care to the highest degree, providing first-rate feed to guarantee the tastiest steaks, all while implementing the best environmentally sound practices.