Our Grass-Fed Meat

Our cattle, sheep and goats graze our lush pastures during the growing season.  During the cold, snowy Alberta winters they are being fed hay out on the pastures where they are returning their wastes to the soil to produce the lush pastures for the next year.

 

Grass-Fed Beef and lamb

As a family it has been our choice to eat grass-fed meats.  Our cattle have a strictly grass-fed diet.  They receive no supplemental grain.  You may be wondering how we can accomplish this in our northern climate.  It's actually quite a simple concept.  During the spring, summer and fall seasons they are rotated through fresh pastures every one to two days.  Also during the summer season we work hard to store the surplus lush summer grass for use in the winter season.  We view it the same way we do our gardens.  We know that we can't grow produce in the winter here without the use of heated greenhouses so we preserve the summer bounty for use in the winter months.  All the feed that our animals consume have been managed organically, without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.  All of their food is non-GMO.  We do not want to eat any of this stuff, so why would we expect our animals that will become our food to eat it.

We are proud of the food we are producing for our customers.  It is food that we would want to serve our family.   

 

Grass-fed cows and calves on pasture

Grass-fed cows and calves on pasture

Salt & Pepper: Two bottle fed lambs

Salt & Pepper: Two bottle fed lambs

our Goats

Our goats are raised exactly the same as the beef and lamb with one exception.  Goats need to forage for leaves and tender branches in order to maintain healthy bodies.  So the goats are rotated through our forest meadows where they are allowed to eat a diet that keeps them in optimal condition.

Our goats doing what goats love to do. 1. Escaping from their pasture and 2. Finding a way to get on the woodshed roof to eat their favorite food--leaves!

Our goats doing what goats love to do. 1. Escaping from their pasture and 2. Finding a way to get on the woodshed roof to eat their favorite food--leaves!

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