The Idaho Beef Council's Local Producers & Suppliers Directory is here to help introduce you to ranchers in your area who sell beef directly to consumers looking to buy local.
Buying beef directly from a local farmer or rancher often involves purchasing a half or quarter share of a live animal. Understanding roughly how much beef you will receive and the choices you will be able to make about cuts is key to having a great experience and getting the value you seek.
Like the farmers and ranchers who choose how best to raise their cattle for beef, you have choices when it comes to the beef you buy. You may see a variety of statements that reflect different production practices. Learn more about what these mean and make informed purchasing decisions.
If you are a cattle producer interested in expanding your options for delivering your beef to Idaho's buy-local market, you are invited and encouraged to complete the online application.
If you are new to selling direct to consumers you should contact the University of Idaho (U of I) local extension office to find out how to comply with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) regulations and learn how to meet labeling requirements.
BQA Certified - Beef Quality Assurance is a program that trains farmers and ranchers on best practice cattle management techniques to ensure their animals and the environment are cared for within a standard set of guidelines and regulations across the U.S. beef industry.
Natural - A product containing no artificial ingredient or added color and is only minimally processed.
Grass Finished - Animals spend their whole lives eating grass or forage.
Grain Finished - Animals spend the majority of their lives eating grass or forage and then are finished on grain.
12570 W. Fairview Ave, Suite 101
Boise, ID 83713
Comments: All Choice Cuts beef is USDA Choice or Prime Cuts and all natural meats are featured.
Meridian, ID 83642
Comments: Meridian Meat & Sausage offers quality beef and veal. We have been in business since 1960 and are family-owned and operated.
2381 US Highway 96
PO Box 5
Council, ID 83612
Comments: We have always practiced humane, low stress handling practices. Following legal requirements our heifers are bangs vaccinated. Bulls, cows and heifers are treated wormed annually treated with 8-way and and cows and calves are vaccinated with Bovishield Gold. Calves are vaccinated at branding and preconditioned 30-days prior to weaning.
We offer whole beef, 1/2 beef, individual packages of all primal cuts, including ground beef. All of our finished beef are grass fed. Our herd is mostly Angus crossbred with an approximate 20% contribution from Hereford and Charolais seed stock.
Other than seed stock, we have maintained a closed herd for twenty-two years. Biosecurity is very important to us, access to our ranch is strictly limited. Our herd lives year-round on our ranch and are not transported to winter or summer pasture. We raise all the hay fed to the cows and calves through the winter on fields that are not fertilized or sprayed with anything.
279 N 400 E
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Global Animal Partnership - Level 4
IMI Global Non-GMO certified
Comments: We sell beef by the quarter, half, and whole. The product is individually packaged and customized orders are available open request to include steak size, jerky, burger patties etc.
We are a fifth generation family ranch raising grass-finished cattle in Southeast Idaho. Our cattle spend their lives on pasture, never receive added growth hormones and are handled using low-stress techniques. Our ranch is home to a diverse landscape of soils, plants and animals and we manage our resources holistically.
215 14th Ave S
Nampa, ID 83651
Comments: We’re not your average meat shop. Most of what we sell is custom cut and hand wrapped or vacuum sealed to each customer’s specifications. When you walk through our doors you’re greeted with a smile and handed your order, as opposed to a traditional meat case. This ensures that the meat is fresh and cut just how you like it.
Custom Cuts: We typically keep tenderloin, marinated tri-tip, rib-eye, prime rib and new yorks on hand, just tell us how many your feeding or how thick you'd like the cut. We also season, marinate or sauce our meats upon request at no additional charge so your meal is ready to take home and cook the way you want it.
Meat Bundles: We offer a variety of bundles that can fit your budget and fill your freezer.
Locker Beef / Pork: Lastly, we offer locker beef and pork in whole, half and quarters. Cut and double wrapped to your families specifications.
PO Bex 124
Hammett, ID 83627
Comments: Desert Mountain Grass Fed Beef offers grass fed/finished Akaushi beef. No antibiotics, no hormones, non GMO, gap step 4, and pasture-raised birth to finish by our family ranchers.
We raise 100% grass-fed and finished beef- creating a circle of sustainability between the sun, grass, water, and soil for the good of the whole.
5846 Hwy 95 S
Pollock, ID 83547
Phone: (208) 628-3868
Comments: At Cross O Meats we not only provide our customers with the larger 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 options, but we also provide the very popular variety packs that fit the needs of all family sizes and tastes buds. Our mountain raised beef is raised right here in the high elevations of central Idaho, grazing on rich mountain grasses and drinking from fresh mountain springs, you don't get more natural than this! Dry-aged and finished to perfection with local non-GMO barley gives our beef a premium tenderness and taste that you'll only find comparable at top high-end restaurants.
Being the sixth generation here on the ranch, we pride ourselves with top quality cattle, integrity and serving American families American beef! We ship directly to your door in all 50 states and also offer local delivery between Lewiston, ID and Boise, ID. We look forward to serving your family!
3636 N Main St
Iona, ID 83427
Comments: We offer Whole Beef, 1/2 Beef and retail cuts of Beef, Pork and Wagyu Beef. We also make and process our own Brats, Sausage, Sausage links and other specialty Items.
We pride ourselves in doing the highest quality processing possible for our customers. We are a custom exempt shop and the majority of what we do is custom processing. We focus on quality and cleanliness. We go above and beyond to make sure our plant is extremely clean and to the highest standards of sanitation. We love what we do!
761 S Four Winds Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-9685
Comments: We are a Small family owned business with deep Idaho roots. We specialize in smoked meat products and Italian Charcuterie. We love what we do!
1130 Idler's Rest Rd
Moscow, ID 83843
Comments: Our beef is raised in the most sustainable way possible. These are crossbred cattle, allowing for the most efficient, most delectable eating experience, not only in tenderness but overall taste. This allows us to finish our cattle primarily on forage (local grasses and alfalfa) with only a small amount of local grain screenings as a supplement.
2781 Central Ridge Rd
Craigmont, ID 83523
Comments: Here at Big Canyon Beef we provide USDA inspected, wholesome, delicious individual cuts of beef, such as rib steaks, T-bone steaks, Tomahawk steaks, hamburger, patties, and a few choice roasts. We also provide 1/4's, 1/2's, and whole beef for the customer who wants to buy in bulk. You can now order online and we will ship directly to your door or if you are local enough we have scheduled bi-monthly drop off points around our region. Our cattle are either fed hay or out on grass. When the cattle reach about 800 lbs we continue to keep them on pasture and supplement them with barley to get that great finished taste. Our cattle are bred to be more moderate in size so they can traverse steep, rugged country more efficiently. We have been also selecting bulls with great carcass merits to ensure our customers have tender, flavorful beef that will keep them coming back. Our cattle have been grading 95% choice and prime when we do take them to the packers.
We are a family ranch located in scenic north central Idaho on the breaks of the Clearwater River. We are deeply passionate about holistic grazing and leaving the grass and pastures healthier for generations to come. The last few years we have been concentrating on regenerative agriculture and using the cattle as a tool for soil health.
504 Main Street, Suite 122
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: (208) 816-1620
Comments: Idaho Beef connects Idaho producers with the urban areas around the Pacific Northwest. Prices include delivery. We offer a discount for orders from within Idaho.
We offer bulk beef in 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and whole beef sizes. Expert sourcing of hormone-free beef from local farms by a 4th generation Idaho cattleman. Free delivery in Northwest Idaho. Cutting and wrapping included.
20161 Steiner Valley Road
Oreana, ID 83650
Comments: We sell 100% grass fed beef directly to the consumer. Customers can purchase beef shares or individual cuts. Our beef is raised in Idaho and is USDA certified and packaged.
The hard working resourceful spirit of the west is alive at Arrow B Ranch. Out here we work not because we have to but because it is our purpose. Together we work with our children and employees to bring you quality Idaho grass fed beef the good old fashioned way...from ranch to table.
15681 Bates Creek Rd
Oreana, ID 83650
Comments: Our family works hard to provide quality, Idaho meats direct to you! Hipwell Ranch offers All Natural, Grass Fed and Finished Beef. No antibiotics, no hormones, no GMO- simply back to our roots farming practices that create healthy soils, sustainable feed, and high nutritional benefits for all Hipwell Ranch meats.
18239 Short Cut Rd
Oreana, ID 83650
Phone: (208) 834-2251
Comments: Thomas Cattle Company is a family ranching operation one hour south of Boise. We raise premium angus beef in the Owyhee Mountains. As third generation ranchers, Seth and Logan Thomas use their expertise and knowledge to raise premium quality beef that regularly rates prime or high choice.
Thomas Cattle Company sells premium all natural angus beef direct to consumers as individual cuts, bundles and 1/4, 1/2 or whole beef shares.
16550 US Hwy 95, Marsing, ID 83639
Comments: We offer grass fed and finished Wagyu (akaushi) beef in whole, 1/2, and 1/4 beef as well as beef bundles and indivdual cuts. A WOMEN OWNED AND FAMILY OPERATED RANCH RAISING GRASS FED AND FINISHED WAGYU BEEF IN THE OWYHEE MOUNTAINS. BORN, RAISED, AND HARVESTED IN IDAHO. Founding members of The Boise Farmers Market and 2011 Owyhee Conservationist of the Year.
2901 SW 9th AVE
Parma, ID 83660
Phone: (208) 739-2265
Comments: Malson Angus & Herefords is where "Quality Comes First." We market our beef under our MF brand. Our family ranch uses the best Angus and Hereford genetics to produce high-quality, tender, consistent beef for our customers.
Whole or halves of beef available, as well as smaller beef bundles and beef by the cut.
734 Falls Ave
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Comments: Sourcing local restaurant quality beef for delivery to your home! Supporting local business and agriculture in a modern delivery model with responsible packaging.
Offering individual cut and aged steaks, Ground beef, and roasts. Top two thirds choice program.