Certain cuts are available to pick up out of our retail case at our processing facility in Forrest, IL (103 E. Krack St.). Please call ahead (815-657-7368) if you are looking for a specific cut or would like to place an order for pick up.

Keep in mind for those located in Chicago, our products are available for retail at Fresh Marketplace, Publican Quality Meats, Forza Meats, Homestead Meats, and Wurst Meats.


The goat herd was expanded at our farm several years ago to accommodate the growing demand for goat meat in the Chicago restaurant market. We crossbreed Nubian and Boer goats, which result in heavier muscled and higher meat quality products than traditional dairy goats. Our goats are raised on pasture and supplemented with hay and grain in the winter months. Some of the goats we market are also produced by other local farmers who hold to the same production practices.

We sell whole goats which can be delivered in carcass form or broke into primals/hanging retail cuts according to customer preference. We generally sell 3 classes of goats including: young suckling goats, finished butcher goats or larger mature goats.

For more information & pricing about whole goats email us at info@slagelfamilyfarm.com

  • Suckling goat’s app. 20-35 lbs.
  • Butcher goat’s app. 40-65 lbs.
  • Mature goats (generally used for braising and grinding applications) app. 65-100 lbs.


We raise two breeds of chickens on our farm, one to produce eggs and the other specifically for meat. Our meat chickens are a Cornish rock cross, which results in young, tender chickens with lots of natural flavor. Our chickens are not fed steroids or animal by-products and are naturally processed without additives or preservatives. 3 sizes of whole broilers are available. 2 or 2 ½ lb. birds are generally used as a roaster chicken and a 3 ½ lb. size is better suited for breaking into different cuts.


We offer whole fryer rabbits on a weekly basis. Most of them are New Zealand and California breed. Our rabbits are raised by a younger family member as well as a neighboring farmer. These rabbits generally dress around 2.75 lbs. each and are only sold whole. Note: Rabbit is currently unavailable.


The most recent addition to our product list is all natural locally grown turkeys. Since turkeys and chickens do not grow well together we have a few other farmers in the area who raise the turkeys for us following our production standards.


Chicken Eggs
One of our very popular items is our farm fresh eggs. Our Golden Buff chickens lay large brown eggs with nice rich yolks. The hens are not fed any antibiotics, hormones or animal by-products and are raised in a completely cage free environment. These healthy eggs are packaged on our own farm before being distributed directly to our customers. It is very common for our customers to receive eggs that are only a few days rather than several weeks old compared to most commercial eggs.

Duck Eggs 
Our Khaki Campbell and Indian Runner ducks provide us with a steady supply of rich wholesome eggs. These free range ducks are allowed to forage the pastures for fresh vegetation and insects. They are supplemented with additional all natural feed, especially during the cold months.

Cage free chicken eggs by the dozen are available at:
Publican Quality Meats – 825 West Fulton Market Chicago, IL 60607
Fresh Market Place – 2134 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Duck eggs available special order through Publican Quality Meats and Fresh Market Place.


Our fresh IL lamb, which is becoming a staple in Chicago’s fine dining restaurants, is raised by both the Slagel Family Farm operation as well as a handful of other local farmers. As our product demand has grown, we have begun working with several producers raising high quality lambs, including the following breeds: Southdown, Dorper, Dorset, Cheviot and Polypays. All our lambs are raised mostly on grass and alfalfa as well as a small amount of grain.

Whole lambs are available direct to consumer, for more information & pricing email us at info@slagelfamilyfarm.com


Proclaimed as the best burger of Chicago, our locally produced, all natural beef is becoming more and more popular. We raise Batavian cattle on a diet of grass, grain and alfalfa, hay and wheat straw. We do not strictly feed all grass or all grain to our cattle since we feel some variation in their diet is beneficial. Our cattle do not receive hormones or implants, so they must be fed for 18-24 months, which is considerable longer than industry averages. By combining this breed of cattle with properly managed production techniques, we result in premium quality beef which generally grades high choice and prime. This prime beef is then dry aged at our processing facility approximately 25 days to enhance the product quality even further. The carcasses are then hand-cut to order into steaks (which can be dry aged even further if desired), dry aged ground beef, roasts and many other cuts. Beef is available by the whole, side, quarter, eighth or individual cuts.

Bulk beef can be cut into a combination of the following cuts:

  • arm roast
  • chuck roast
  • brisket
  • boneless arm roast
  • beef rib roast
  • ribeye steaks
  • short ribs
  • bone-in ribeye steaks
  • t-bones
  • porterhouses
  • fillets
  • strip steaks
  • sirloin steaks
  • sirloin tip roast
  • sirloin tip steaks
  • round steaks
  • tenderized round steak
  • rump roast
  • soup bones
  • stew meat
  • bulk hamburger
  • 1/4, 1/3, or 1/2 lb. hamburger patties

Beef Products in Bulk

  • 1/8 of a beef (app 115 pounds)
  • Split side (1/4 of beef) app 225 pounds
  • Half beef app 450 pounds

All beef is billed off of carcass weight. Average yield of actual edible product varies depending on your cutting specifications.

For more information or to place a custom order, please email us at info@slagelfamilyfarm.com

Beef Steaks

  • New York Strip Bone-in
  • New York Strip Boneless
  • Boneless Ribeye
  • Bone-In Ribeye
  • T-Bone
  • Porterhouse
  • Fillet
  • Flat Iron
  • Flank
  • Boneless Sirloin
  • Skirt Steak

Beef Roasts & Hamburger

  • Brisket
  • Chuck Roast
  • Bnls chuck roast
  • Whole Tenderloin
  • Prime Rib Bone-in
  • Prime Rib Boneless
  • Sirloin Tip
  • Sirloin Tri-Tip
  • Ground Beef
  • 1/3 Hamburger Patties

Other Beef Items

  • Specialty Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Hamburger Patties. 8 oz.
  • Beef Heart
  • Beef Kidney
  • Sliced Beef Liver
  • Whole Beef Liver
  • Beef Marrow Bones
  • Beef Tongue
  • Beef Oxtail
  • Beef Suet
  • Beef Tendons
  • 10 lb. box of beef bones for broth

* Some items only available wholesale. Please email us for pricing and availability.


We offer a limited amount of what we would describe as “Rose Veal” meaning the calves have been raised outside free to move and eat as any other cattle on the farm. They are simply butchered at a younger age. However, they are still large enough to have enjoyed their time on the farm and are generally processed at about 500 lbs. This veal will be more of a rose red color than a pale white color due to its natural diet and active lifestyle. We regularly stock ground veal and veal bones, but do a very limited amount of retail veal cuts.


The product we are most well-known for is our fresh, high quality pork. We have been developing our own genetic herd for several decades and only add new breeding stock, which has been carefully selected to enhance meat quality. Our current genetic line includes a combination of Berkshire, Duroc and Yorkshire breeds. These hogs are naturally bred and raised in open lots where they have access to the outdoors and an unlimited feed supply including a diet of grain and vegetable scraps. During processing at our slaughter facility the hogs are scalded rather than skinned which makes them an excellent option for whole hog roasts and cookouts. Pigs are available in all sizes, ranging from 25 lb. Suckling pig up to large market hogs between 200 & 300 lbs. They are sold as whole hogs, halves and individual cuts. Pork can be cut into a combination of the following cuts:

  • pork shoulder roast
  • pork steaks
  • pork chops:
    • bone-in
    • boneless
    • americas cut
    • butterfly
  • loin roasts
  • bacon
  • fresh side/belly
  • spare ribs
  • babyback ribs
  • country style ribs
  • smoked & cured hams
  • ham steaks
  • ham hocks
  • fresh hocks
  • pork patties
  • ground pork
  • bulk sausage
  • italian sausage
  • brats
  • rope sausage
  • breakfast links
  • sausage patties

We offer whole, cleaned unprocessed hogs for those of you who are interested in doing hog roasts or cutting the hogs up yourself. For more information and pricing, please email us at info@slagelfamilyfarm.com. The sizes available are as follows:

  • Whole market hog 200 lbs. and up
  • Whole hog 160-190 pounds
  • Whole hog 130-155 pounds
  • Whole hog 90-125 pounds
  • Half hog 90-110 pounds
  • Whole hog 65-85 pounds
  • Suckling pig 35-60 pounds
  • Suckling pig 20-30 pounds

We also offer processed hogs – please email us at info@slagelfamilyfarm.com for more information.

All hogs are billed off of carcass weight. Average yield of actual edible product varies depending on your cutting specifications.

Our large selection of retail pork products are cut fresh every week. We offer a full selection of chops, roasts, smoked hams, and handmade sausages. Feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have regarding specialty cuts.

Pork Roasts

Various sizes between 3 and 15 pounds.

  • Country smoked and cured bone-in ham roast
  • Country smoked and cured boneless ham roast
  • Fresh unsmoked pork ham roast bone-in
  • Bone-in pork loin roast
  • Boneless whole pork loin
  • Pork shoulder roast bone-in
  • Boneless netted pork shoulder
  • Boneless sirloin roast
  • Whole pork tenderloin (app 1 lb.)
  • Smoked or fresh hocks
  • Fresh pork shanks
  • Pork Collar

* Some items only available wholesale. Please email us for pricing and availability.

Pork Chops, Steaks, and Ribs

Thickness cut to order 3/4″ to 2″ thick

  • Bone in chops
  • Butterfly Chops
  • American cut chops
  • Tenderized pork cutlets
  • Pork shoulder steak
  • Baby-back ribs
  • Pork spare ribs
  • Country-style ribs

* Some items only available wholesale. Please email us for pricing and availability.

Specialty Products

  • Country cured and hickory smoked bacon
  • Slab bacon (app 10 lbs. ea.)
  • Fresh pork belly
  • Fresh pork belly whole (app 10lbs. ea.)
  • Fully cooked BBQ Pork (5 lb. container)
  • Fresh pork jowl
  • Pork heart
  • Pork liver
  • Pork trotters
  • Pork skin
  • Fresh cooking lard (5#)
  • Pork fatback
  • Pork ears .
  • Pork neck bones .
  • 10 lbs. pork bones for broth

* Some items are only available wholesale. Please email us for pricing and availability.

Pork Patties and Sausage 

All sausage products are also available in our special Italian seasoning

  • Fresh pork bratwurst
  • Specialty cheddar pepper onion brats
  • Pork burger patties
  • Bulk ground pork
  • Bulk breakfast sausage.
  • Breakfast sausage links
  • Rope sausage .
  • Sausage patties 1/4 pounders