Frequently Asked Questions

How does Crowd Cow work?

Crowd Cow lets you buy a cow with friends. We source animals from small, independent ranches around the country who produce the best beef anywhere. 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"!


How much beef do I get?

You pick the exact cuts you want, and buy as little or as much as you want. No surprises!


Will it fit in my freezer?

Most people order 5 to 10 lbs at a time and have no trouble fitting that into the available freezer space of an ordinary home refrigerator.


Where do you deliver?

We ship everywhere in the USA except Alaska and Hawaii.


What kind of ranches do you work with?

We source 100% of our beef directly through independent producers who raise their herds from birth to harvest -- never from concentrated feedlots or meat brokers. We shine the spotlight on the producers and their families, and share as much as possible about the breed and how they care for their animals and the environment. This typically means family-run farms and beef that is grass-fed, grass-finished. When you buy on Crowd Cow, you will always know exactly where your beef came from, who raised it and how it was raised.


Is Crowd Cow good for farmers?

Yes. In this country, farmers face a dilemma: either auction off to the industrial beef world, or sell on their own. Crowd Cow helps small producers reach more customers by handling the marketing, support and logistics so their beef can reach many more customers than they can on their own. See https://www.crowdcow.com/farms


What is the fat content of the ground beef?

Our hamburger is about 80/20. This is ground beef animals who are raised to produce steaks and which has been dry-aged. It’s truly unlike any ground beef you’ll find in stores.


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. We will give you the exact delivery date for your address when you place an order.


How do you choose your ranches?

We visit countless independent producers and work directly with the select few who we identify as having the highest quality beef and best practices. This typically means multi-generational, family-run farms whose beef is typically only available at specialty markets, farmer's 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 moo@crowdcow.com or send a text message to (206) 539-0639.


How much is shipping?

Shipping is $12.99 no matter how much you buy, no matter where it ships (we ship everywhere in the lower 48 states.)