Currently we sell all of our products off the farm, all of the beef comes wrapped in brown wax paper and it is also labeled and weighed. The beef is processed at a federal and provincial inspected facility and we have all of our products graded.
The plant is also Halal-certified and has just received their Organic Certification. We are very satisfied with the process plant and our butcher as they take the care that we require of our beef from the time they arrive to the time we pick up the finished product.
Meet our cows
Members of the happiest herd in the ‘hood
Our cows are a cross of Limousin, Simmental and Angus breeds. We chose this combination of cows for our breeding stock as they make excellent mothers with lots of milk that produce solid healthy calves, and they’re so darn cute.
We have approximately 75 breeding cows at any given time. We breed our cows in the spring to purebred Angus and Limousine bulls. The girls have calves February through April and come spring they’re put back on our lush green pastures with their babies. The cows are on pasture for eight months of the year, and during the winter months we house them inside a large barn. They are fed hay from the farm and our pesticide-free silage*; they love to chow down on the good old farm groceries in the winter.
Aberdeen Angus cattle originated in the towns of Aberdeenshire and Angus, Scotland and they were imported to Victoria (Canada) in 1873. Their color is usually black but they are also found in the red and dark red colors. This color variation is caused from a recessive gene. Angus cattle are very hardy, adaptable, good natured and produce a high yields with marbled meat. Angus improves the marbling and milking ability in cows and provides an excellent cross breed cow. They are generally polled (born without horns) and that is passed down through generations. This makes handling the animals safer for people as well as for the other animals.
Limousin cattle originated in Limousin & Marche regions of France. They are notably golden red in color, however lately black ones have become more popular. This is a result of cross breeding with other breeds. Limos are known for their size and having the muscular build that results in leaner meat and larger cuts. Calves born from limos have a higher weaning weight which results in a higher finished weight. Not known for their docile nature, however they are easy to handle when respected and moved calmly and quietly.
Simmental cattle originated in Switzerland they are one of the oldest breeds in the world. Their color is yellow, red or white – usually white is on their faces, necks and legs. Solid black and red have been introduced to the breed to enhance the appearance and to make them look uniform like the Angus breed. They are known to be very docile and easy to manage. They have a reproductive life of 10-12 years, are known for their high milk production, and easy calving. The Simmental makes an excellent cross breed to the Angus and Limousin cows.