We are a small family owned dairy farm in
Chatsworth Illinois. All our meat is raised here on pasture as the seasons allow. Our beef and dairy cows are
outside in the fresh air and sunshine the majority of their lives. During winter they are fed certified organic hay
and mineral supplements. Emphasis is on the hay. We do not use any antibiotics, hormones, or steroids. Our only
exception is if an animals life is at risk. We then use antibiotics as needed , but the animal will not be used
for meat or dairy per organic standards. Our dairy and beef production was certified organic in 2009. Our pork
production was Certified Organic in October 2010.
All our beef is born and raised on our farm. We then take
it to either Chenoa Locker in Chenoa IL or Bittners Eureka Locker in Eureka IL (Bittners Eureka locker is the only
certified organic locker in Illinois.)
Raw Milk (unpasteurized, non-homogenized) is available at South Pork Ranch for $6 a gallon. You
must bring your own container per Illinois State Law. We recommend glass with a tight fitting lid and a cooler to
keep your milk cold. You must call us to make an appointment to get your milk the first time 815-635-3414. All of
our milk is produced on our farm by a variety of cross bred cows, who are 100% grass fed; no grain ever.
BEEF is available at
various times of the year and can be ordered two ways.
First: By the quarter, half or
whole. Our current price is $4.25 per pound (hanging weight) payable to us. When you order from us we will give
your name to the locker plant. We will bill you after you pick up your meat at the locker plant. Processing fee is
payable to the locker plant when you pick up your meat and averages 90 cent/ pound depending on the specific cuts
you order. (Ave. whole beef hanging weight is 425 pounds)
Second: By the piece. See table
PORK Feeder pigs are farrowed on our farm by our own sows. From the time they are
born, they are kept free of antibiotics, hormones and steroids. They have access to pasture, fresh air and sunshine
just like our cattle. Pork is available year round and can be ordered two ways.First: By the half or whole hog.
Price is $3.25 per pound (hanging weight) payable to us. When we order we will give your name to the locker plant.
We will bill you after you pick up your meat at the locker plant. Processing fee is payable to the locker plant
when you pick up your meat and averages 90 cent/pound depending on specific cuts you order.(Ave. whole hog hanging
weight is 200#)Second: By the piece. See table below
Note: All prices are subject to change
THE BIG SUMMARY
$100.00 deposit (check, money order, or cash) is required for all beef or pork carcass orders. The deposit is non
-refundable but will be deducted from the final amount due.
Our meat supply
varies from year to year. We have a waiting list for both our pork and beef. Reserve your meat Early.
Overall you will find our prices a bit higher than the local grocery store and lower than most other farm direct
growers. Remember, you get what you pay for! Fresh, wholesome, healthy meat from a family farm. Bottom Line:
Order early. We do have a waiting list. We can be reached by phone, email or snail mail. For specific processing
prices call the locker of your choice listed below. We look forward to hearing from you.
OShaughnessy and Keith Parrish (815) 419-5692
Chenoa Locker (815) 945-7323
Eureka Locker (certified organic) (309) 467-2731