[The rest of you can sit this one out.]
We promised YOU, our rockstar newsletter followers, that you would be the first to know what's happening around here.
So here's what's been happening around here.
Hill Top Meats in Hazen has decided to close.
No, we were not expecting this news.
Yes, ALL of our fall 2023 secured beef slots in Hazen are gone.
What do we do now?
Our triple-generation-operation is honored to feed over 100 families every year with the grassfed beef we commit to raisin' & grazin'.
The beef you enjoy at your dinner (& picnic) table is YEARS in the making.
As you know, we cannot do this without the partnership of a processing facility.
We were so fortunate to have had a processing shop just 8 miles from our ranch.
Yes, this is a huge loss for us.
Yes, we've been calling every single beef processing facility within ND, plus SD & MT to check their availability, given this short notice.
Yes, thankfully, we've finally locked in enough slots in various locations that were willing to squeeze us in.
Because we believe in full transparency, we want all 100 of you to be fully aware of your NEW options, so that you have the right to say:
"Yes, I can make this work for me." or
"No, I can't."
[We'd still LOVE the opportunity to serve you. But if none of these new options will work for you, we totally understand, and we are SO sorry for this inconvenience.]
To assist you in your decision making, we've gathered each facility's information & FAQ's so that you can make an informed choice about where you would like your beef processed. CLICK HERE TO VIEW.
Will everyone get their first choice of processing date and facility?
No, but we will do our best to accommodate one of your top 3 choices.
Will this affect cost?
Yes, because each processing facility offers different options and sets their own pricing.
Will Seek First Ranch up our prices?
Not for the beef. We will honor the hanging weight pricing we promised you: $2.95/lb hanging weight. However, there will be a slight upcharge to help defray a portion of our extra transport expenses.
Now then. For those of you who are willing to P.I.V.O.T
right along with us...here is a sneak peak at YOUR new options!
Aren't you glad that you're one of the
NOW YOU KNOW
THAT WE WILL BE SENDING OUR CURRENT BEEF CUSTOMERS AN EMAIL
ON MONDAY, JUNE 19.
This time-sensitive email will contain:
Our NEW/UPDATED 2023 order form where you can:
request your quantity of Seek First Ranch beef
select your 1st, 2nd, & 3rd choice for processing dates/locations
^^^^^^^^^ We will honor requests for beef quantity & processing dates in the order our customers submit them. ^^^^^^^^^
OUR NEW REQUEST FORM IS NOW OPEN
THANK YOU, for letting Seek First Ranch serve you and your family.
And thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate
unexpected new challenges,
one pivot at a time.
PAST. PRESENT. And FUTURE.