It’s been a busy 4th of July weekend around here. 🇺🇸Happy Independence Day🇺🇸
Cripe Hay and Herefords is a family run farm specializing in premium alfalfa orchardgrass hay and hereford cattle. The Cripe family has raised high quality hay and cattle in Northeast Indiana for over 6 decades.
It’s been a busy 4th of July weekend around here. 🇺🇸Happy Independence Day🇺🇸
At least someone on our farm likes the weather we’re having. 🦌❄️🦌❄️
We had another butchering appointment come available. Need it spoken for by Friday 1-21. Willing to split this one in quarters and halves.
Never purchased beef this way? No problem. We're willing to walk you through the process and make it as seamless as possible.
PM for details on pricing and pickup or any questions you my have.
Quarter beef too much for you? No problem. We also have beef bundles available(50 lbs. of ground beef, roasts, and steaks) which equate to roughtly 1/8 of a beef. These can be delivered directly to your door depending on distance from North Manchester, IN.
❗️❗️Full beef available ❗️❗️
We recently had a couple butcher appointments open up so we had to seize the opportunity. This has left us with a full beef that needs a home. Will sell in quarters or halves but would prefer to sell as full beef.
Support your local farmers and stock your freezer up.
Why buy from us?
🥩Our beef is all born and raised directly on our farm in North Manchester, IN.
🥩We pasture raise and corn finish to produce best marbling.
🥩No artificial growth hormones used ever.
🥩SAVINGS… the price per pound of our beef usually ends up being less than half of what you will pay in the grocery store.
PM us for details.
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Hay making in northeast Indiana always has its challenges. This year has been especially challenging. This week we are fighting armyworms. They have moved in the past few days and if not controlled they will take the whole crop in a matter of days. Look closely in picture 3 and see how many you can count.
❗️FREEZER BEEF AVAILABLE ❗️
▪️beef bundles (50 pounds or steaks roasts and ground beef)
▪️individual packs of ground beef
We have the bundles, individual cuts, and ground beef available for pickup or delivery now.
Whole beef, 1/2 beef, or 1/4 beef will be ready next week.
Comment or message for details.
‼️Our big beef boxes are back in supply for a limited time‼️
The box includes a total of 50 pounds of naturally raised beef. 🥩
▪️25 pounds of lean ground beef.
▪️25 pounds of steaks and roasts.
This meat is USDA inspected and processed at a local processor.
Don’t just buy from the grocery store. Know where the food you are feeding your family comes from.
Message us for further details.
After a few cold snowy days the sun is out and our new hay seeding is loving every bit of it. ☀️
We take a lot of pride in the quality of our hay and new field establishment is the first step in that.
There is a lot of prep work that goes into getting a field to produce high quality hay our customer expects from us year after year.
This field has been:
✅ Soil sampled
✅ Disced and packed
The rows you see are the oats we use as a nurse crop to keep the w**d pressure down while the alfalfa and orchardgrass get established.
The oats are baled early summer and then fed to our cattle.
A new field will typically not produce a horse quality hay crop for us until the following year of establishment.
Follow along as this field takes off and grows! 🌱
‼️Last 400 bales of our 2020 crop‼️
Normal hay supplier all out?
Just need a few more to get you through to first or second cutting?
Check out what we have left.
▪️Bales are 50% alfalfa and 50% orchardgrass.
▪️All nice tight 50+ pound bales.
▪️Fine stemmed and leafy 2nd cutting.
👍 Perfect for horses or any animal.
Please keep in mind as you are considering purchasing...
We prefer pickup at our farm but can deliver if requested.
All bales are $9/bale. Minimum quantity of 10 bales.
All new customers must pay cash.
Here at Cripe Family Hay and Herefords we are excited to announce all of Chillz Ice Cream Shop’s Toasty Joe’s will be loaded with our lean locally grown ground beef!!
Head to North Manchester and try this delicious sandwich from the best ice cream shop in northern Indiana.
🔥The Toasty Joe🔥
The ULTIMATE comfort food and lunch option!
Premium toasted bread with our homemade Sloppy Joe sandwiched b/w melted cheeses! Finished off with a garlic and herb butter😆
Make it a meal and get a drink, delicious kettle chips, pickles, and of course one of our FIVE homemade dipping sauces🤩🤤
🚨Did you know that we use our own homegrown beef in all of our Toasty Joes? Non GMO AND STEROID FREE😳🙌
🐮Check out Cripe Family Hay & Herefords if you’d like some for yourself‼️
⏰Open until 9PM tonight!
Are you needing freezer beef to feed your family?
But don’t want to purchase a quarter, half or a whole beef at a time?
We may have just the right thing for you!
Purchase our Big Beef Box!
▪️(25) 1lb. Ground Beef Packages
▪️(8) Cube Round Steaks
▪️(2) Chuck Roasts
Message us for pricing and further details.
-All of our beef is raised on our farm and processed locally.
-No artificial growth hormones used ever.
Do you need high quality hay to finish your winter feeding?
Our squares bales are leaving faster than ever before. Come get them before they’re all gone.
We have a 2nd cutting of alfalfa orchardgrass blend in small squares available.
Message us for details.
THANK YOU to all that supported us in 2020!
Reindeer?! Eating Cripe Family Hay! 🎅🏻
Not just horses love our alfalfa-orchardgrass hay! 🐴
Candy Cane and Lump of Coal of Animal-Grams are shown enjoying some of our 4th cutting.
We want wish you and yours a safe and happy holidays! 🎄🎅🏻🎄
Night time lows in the 30s won’t stop us from getting some nice 4th cutting in the barn. Let us know if you’d like some before it’s gone.
How did you spend this beautiful evening?
We started prep for next year with some soil sampling on one of our hay fields.
It’s too bad nights like these are coming to an end ever so quickly.
The ideal bale:
▪️Fine stemmed alfalfa ✅
▪️Baled at the perfect moisture ✅
▪️Tight and full of leaves ✅
▪️Weed free ✅
▪️Perfect mix of alfalfa and orchardgrass ✅
▪️Sold at the right price ✅
You’ll find all of this and more in our hay here at Cripe Family Hay and Herefords. Get stocked up for winter before it’s too late.
Some gorgeous 3rd cutting alfalfa/orchardgrass was put on the ground tonight. This field was seeded this spring and is already producing high quality tonnage that would be perfect for any animal. You don’t want to miss out on this hay. Will have pricing available once baled. Stay tuned.
There’s just something satisfying about a freshly mowed field of hay.
Don’t forget to get in touch with us about your hay needs before winter. We’ve got some nice second cutting available that won’t last long. Pm us for details.
Wow that’s one good lucking stand of hay!!! This beautiful 2nd year alfalfa stand was cut just 25 days ago. It’s amazing what a little moisture, heat, and great fertility will do in just a short time. The hay off of this field will be available for purchase here soon. Please follow along and get yours while you can.
Did you know here at Cripe Family Hay & Herefords all of our first cutting hay goes into round bales and is fed to our cattle. Since first cutting is typically a lower quality cutting and better suited for cattle. This allows us to be sure that the following higher quality cuttings(2, 3, 4) are made into small squares and sold to our customers who expect only the best. First cutting is all wrapped up quite literally and we will have some nice premium alfalfa orchardgrass bales coming soon. Be sure to get your name on the list for bales from these next cuttings. Enjoy a few pictures from the busy last month below.
Big things happening here at Cripe Family Hay & Herefords. We are building a hay barn to help us make and store more hay for our valued customers. This will allow us to keep a more steady supply throughout the year. We also have a shop and office going in. Scroll through to see the progress over the past 3 weeks. If you know you will be needing any hay this year please get in contact with us now to be sure your hay needs will be met.
❗️❗️❗️❗️Our last 500 bales for sale❗️❗️❗️❗️
▪️50 to 60 lb. bales
▪️No rain barn kept 2nd and 3rd cutting bales
▪️70% Alfalfa 30% Orchardgrass bales
PM for availability and pricing.
Cripe Family Hay & Herefords updated their phone number.
14606 N. 500 E
North Manchester, IN
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