Frequently Asked Questions

Your most frequently asked questions about halves and wholes, individual cuts, restocking, who we are, and how we raise livestock - here!

Where Are You Located?

Join us at our new location in Marshall
8335 W Main Street, Marshall VA 20115

Why Do You Farm?

We started Hayfield Farm to provide our community with premium local meats and be a location where folks could come and get quality, local products, learn about agriculture, know their farmer, and reconnect with their food.

We have always pushed for knowing your food and knowing your farmer – straight from the source.

Where To Buy

On-Site Farm Shop

Our Farm Shop will soon have store hours. More to come on that!

Farmers Markets

Warrenton Winter Market – Saturdays 9-12

We are part of the Warrenton, Manassas, Haymarket, and Clifton regular season markets. 

Shop our most popular cuts or preorder online from our full inventory to pick up at the market. Just write your preferred location in the notebox at checkout!

Vint Hill @ Erin's Elderberries

Our FarmHand Club memberships are delivered to Erin’s Elderberries in Vint Hill.
Preorder online to pick up an order there. Just write “Vint Hill” in the notebox at checkout. Please note that we only deliver to Vint Hill during our CSA seasons.
1st and 3rd Sundays of every month, 10am-3pm

Where can I get updates?

Follow us on social media for the quickest updates, restock alerts, behind-the-scenes of farm life, and more! 

Facebook @hayfieldfarmbeef

Instagram @hayfieldfarm_va

Individual Cuts

Can I order just a few steaks, packs of bacon, or some pounds of ground beef at a time?

Yes! We have individual cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and chicken available for purchase year-round.

How is the meat packaged?

All of our cuts are vacuum sealed with commercial-grade packaging. Bone-in cuts have an additional layer to prevent piercing. All cuts are labeled with our name, the name of the cut, the weight of the cut, and the required USDA verbiage.

Our ground meat (ground beef, loose sausage, etc) are packaged in approximately 1lb packs, our steaks our packaged individually, our sausage grillers are in packs of four, our pork chops are in packages of two, our short ribs and osso bucco are several cuts per package totaling 3-4lbs, and our spare ribs, roasts, briskets, and pork shoulders are packaged individually. Each cut has a description of how it is packaged and the approximate weight of each package.

Is the meat USDA-inspected?

Yes! All of our meat is processed at USDA-inspected facilities.

Why do my meat cuts have two different labels?

In recent years, local processors have been overwhelmed with livestock farmers, as well as homesteaders wanting to bring in their own livestock for processing. While we do book our butcher dates for the year in advance, we are much busier than we expected to be – thank you! Because of this, we have partnerships and are on the butcher schedule with two processors. One is local, just 10 minutes from the farm, and processes most of our retail cuts sold in the Farm Shop and at Farmer’s Markets, as well as all of our halves and wholes. Their label is black and white. The other is a small family owned and operated butcher shop in Pennsylvania and processes retail cuts sold in the Farm Shop and at Farmer’s Markets. Their label is red and white.

Butchers cut meat slightly differently – it is truly an art and both processors hand cut and trim the meat. So, you may see differences in your meat cuts or the way they are packaged. If you intend to sample cuts to try for your own half or whole, you will want to look at cuts from the local butcher – with the black and white label.

Ordering Online

When will XYZ be restocked?

We restock our meat cuts as the butcher finishes processing our livestock. Processing takes several weeks.

Typically, we restock beef, pork, or both biweekly. 

When we restock, it will not be all of the cuts we have available on the site. We rotate selections when filling out our cut sheet. Additionally, there are limited quantities of certain cuts in each animal.


If you are waiting for a particular cut – please continue to check the site and follow us on social media to keep up with our restock alerts.

Why do I have to use the "PREORDER" coupon code?

Unfortunately, there is no e-commerce system that works in harmony with products that have varying weights, like meat cuts.

On the website, the price listed as the price per pound. You select the # of cuts you want. Our cuts vary in weight, some cuts weigh more than a pound, some weigh less than a pound. 

When you enter the coupon code PREORDER at check out, it $0.00 your order. This allows you to submit your order to us, without payment. We receive the order, pull the cuts you selected, and fill an invoice according to the number and weight of the cuts you selected and the price per pound. 

We will then send you an invoice via email for payment. 

I ordered online, but haven't received an invoice yet.

If you received order confirmation, we received your order! We do our best to fill orders as quickly as possible, but between work, farming, and the baby – sometimes it takes us a little while to get into the shop to fill online orders. We will fill it before your pick up time! You can check your order status through your confirmation email. 

If you schedule pick up during the weekend, we will have our staff fill your order that morning. If you schedule pick up during the week, typically we fill orders the evening before or whenever we are in the shop. 

Please only arrive for pick up at the day/time you select. If you arrive before or after your pick up time, the door may be locked.

What if I can't pick up at the day/time I selected?

Please reach out to us ASAP!

Due to space restriction and the nature of our items, customers are required to pick up their online order at the day and time they selected at check out. 

Orders that are not picked up will be restocked after 2 (two) days and the invoice will be cancelled. 

Do I need a cooler to pick up my order?

It depends! If you have a long drive, or if you have plans to stop before you get home to your freezer, or if it’s very hot – we recommend bringing a cooler. Customers don’t typically need ice/ice packs, unless it will be hours before you are home. 

Halves & Wholes

Where do I go to purchase a half or whole cow or pig?

Our Halves & Wholes Page

This page has the next available butcher dates, cut sheet forms, resource articles detailing the entire process, pricing, and everything else you need to know!

This is my first time, where do I get started?
Can I order a half or whole cow or pig any time throughout the year?

Yes! We process steers and hogs all year round, several times per month. 

When is the next available butcher date?

You can find the next available butcher date for beef or pork on our Halves and Wholes page. 

When will my beef or pork be ready for pick up?

Beef takes approximately four weeks to complete from the butcher date.
Pork takes approximately three weeks to complete from the butcher date. 

Where do I pick up my beef or pork?

Pick up is directly from the butcher shop, Finest Butcher, at 11746 Ag Industrial Drive Bealeton VA. 

Do you do whole smoker hogs?

Yes! Please reach out to us with the date needed, approximate live weight wanted, and we will be back in touch with more specific questions!

Our Livestock

Are your cows grass-fed only?

Our cattle are on pasture 24/7/365. When our beef steers are 90 days out from processing, they are bucket-fed a few pounds of locally-sourced grains per day. This makes your steaks taste good!

Grain-finishing allows us to process our steers in their absolute prime and produce premium beef. Steers are the ideal age, weight, and composition when it is time to process them. Bucket feeding them also gets them very comfortable with us, so when it is time to bring them into the barn and to the stock trailer, there is no stress. 

Our cattle eat grass all day, every day. Cattle must eat the majority of their diet in grasses, as they are ruminants. There are *no* studies that show grain-finished beef is less nutritious than grass-fed only beef. Beef is an incredible source of essential vitamins and minerals.

It is most important to source your meats locally, straight from the source. This way you know where your meats come from, how the livestock are raised, and who raises them. Bonus! It promotes sustainability in our community.

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see the day to day lives of our livestock! 

Which breeds of cattle do you raise?

We raise angus and angus-cross beef steers. Our crosses are Simmental, Charlois, Hereford, and Shorthorn.

Did you know there are over 50 breeds of beef cattle? It’s not all about black angus. At Hayfield Farm, we appreciate biodiversity and it’s contribution to nature’s natural variety. 

If you see other breeds at the farm or on social media, these are our feeder cattle. This is a separate program of our business that we have aside from our beef steers. These cattle are shipped out to the mid-West to be grown on feed lots and feed the rest of the world via grocery stores. We do not process these feeder cattle for our own beef. 

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