Frequently Asked Questions

How does Crowd Cow work?

Crowd Cow lets you buy a cow with friends. We feature the very best beef from independent local ranches. You pick the exact cuts and quantity you want and we deliver straight to your door. Claim a share, rally your friends, and become a “steak holder”!

Where do you deliver?

Crowd Cow ships overnight to 4746 cities and towns all over Washington, California, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming, South Dakota, Texas, and Nebraska. Check your zip code here.

What kind of ranches do you work with?

We only work with the very best local ranches – those that are committed to sustainable agriculture, who treat their animals well and who raise antibiotic-free herds. This typically means beef that is grass-fed, grass-finished, and which is healthier and better-tasting. Beef that is not sold in stores and that you will only find in high-end restaurants.

What is the fat content of the ground beef?

Our hamburger is about 80/20. This is ground beef from a single animal that was raised to produce steaks and which has been dry-aged. It’s truly unlike any ground beef you’ll find in stores. Plus, the grass-fed beef has a better omega 6 to omega 3 fat ratio than grain-finished beef.

I'm a cattle rancher. How can I offer my beef through Crowd Cow?

Please see Farms and Ranches

Can I earn FREE beef?

You bet! Refer friends and earn beef. Get Started

When will my credit card be charged?

Your card will be charged at the event’s end date, or when the tipping point has been reached, whichever is sooner. Until then you can change your order or cancel at any time.

Is my credit card secure?

Yes. We use Stripe for payment processing, the same secure, 256-bit encrypted payment gateway trusted by OpenTable, Kickstarter, Lyft, Twitter and more. They store your credit card information and are fully PCI-compliant.

When will my order arrive?

After the event completes orders are typically shipped the following week with next-day delivery.

How do you choose your ranches?

We personally visit each ranch we consider, to ensure that we only work with the very best local, sustainable growers, whose beef is typically only available at specialty markets, high-end restaurants and here on Crowd Cow.

Why do you dry-age the beef?

Dry-aged beef tastes better and is more tender. Supermarket beef is never dry-aged, and the very best steakhouse beef always is.

What if the cow doesn't tip?

If all of the primary shares do not sell before the campaign’s end, the event will be cancelled and your credit card will not be charged.

How can I view my order status?

We’ll email you to keep you up to date on the event and you can return to the site at any time, sign in and view the status of your order.

How will my beef be shipped?

Our steaks and roasts are vacuum sealed in sous vide-ready pouches. Ground beef and patties are vacuum sealed in one pound packs. Bones are wrapped in butcher paper as three pound packs. All are flash-frozen and packed in an insulated box with dry ice for delivery direct to your door. All of our beef is USDA inspected.

Do I need to be around the day my shipment arrives?

You will not need to be home or sign for your package and it will be packed to stay nice and cold for many hours after it arrives. That said, you should plan to unpack it and put it away in your freezer or fridge as soon as possible. After package is confirmed as delivered by the carrier, what happens to it after is your responsibility.

Will I be able to track my delivery?

Yes, we provide your choice of delivery status updates via email or SMS.

What exactly will be in my order?

You’ll receive the cuts and portions described in each of your selection’s descriptions, however the exact cuts and quantities may vary, since the weight of each animal, dry-aging and preparation may result in slight variances.

What if I still have questions?

We’re happy to help. Please email or send a text message to (206) 539-0639.