• Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor

Beef Price Increase September 1, 2021

In the US economy, some level of inflation is forced into the system, and farming and meat production is no exception. Since long-term planning is the basis of our model, we can usually avoid price volatility, but in the long run cost increases do catch up with us. We had plans to do a price review in 2020, but covid and meat shortages made it feel morally wrong to do so. While mainstream meat prices did increase 10% in the past year according to the USDA, we absorbed the extra cost and Kookoolan Farms prices have stayed at the same level since late 2016. That is coming to an end this September. New orders with a ready date of September 1st and later will experience a 10% price increase. We will honor current prices for Meat Club members through December 31. This means to avoid (or at least postpone) the price increase, you can put in your beef order with a pickup date of August and before. Beef availability for June through August is fairly limited, so we recommend responding sooner rather than later to make sure you get in. (If you are already a Meat Club member with a standing/recurring, then you’re all set for old pricing through the end of 2021.)

Click here to read the Kookoolan Farms guide to freezer meat. This includes descriptions of all our packages, and includes a summery of current and future prices.

How to get beef at old/current prices:

  1. Place an order now for beef to be picked up on or before August 31, 2021. Because of the upcoming price increase, August is pretty much full. June and July have limited availability. Order now not to be disappointed.

  2. Join our Meat Club to enjoy a moratorium on beef pricing through the end of 2021. Joining the Meat Club is easy: just place a standing/recurring order. For example, maybe you want a 1/8 beef share every four months. Order now for June, your next share will automatically come four months later in October and you will still enjoy 2020 pricing. Your next share in February 2022 will be at the new/increased pricing.

To order or to get additional information, just call us at 503-730-7535 or email

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