The Grassfed Difference
Beef produced with nothing but the ingredients of grass, water, and time has flavour and quality unmatched by commodity meat. We manage our carefully selected herd and our land closely because we know that lush grass, fertile soil, and clean water combine with happy, healthy cattle to give rich flavour and tenderness to our beef. Just like a fine wine, grassfed beef has terroir, a flavour unique to place.
Our cattle are slow grown. This means that they are butchered almost a full year older than feedlot-finished animals. Time contributes to the real beef flavour and marbling that our customers have come to expect from Trail’s End Beef. When cattle are allowed to live and thrive naturally their meat tastes the way beef is meant to taste– pure and full-flavoured. Our customers tell us, “this is the best beef we have ever eaten.”
True grass-finished beef is processed seasonally. Our beef is available from July through October when the grass is at its peak. Pre-order to fill your freezer during the harvesting months. Ordering in bulk ensures that you and your family are nourished with grassfed beef all year long.
Why Eat Grassfed Beef?
At Trail’s End we rotationally-graze our cattle using electric fencing to best manage the grass. Intense grazing followed by periods of rest creates hardy perennial root systems and promotes soil health. As stewards of our land, which is part of a major watershed in southern Alberta, we take pride in upgrading our watering systems to keep our water sources clean and promote dynamic riparian zones. Our springs are developed to keep the waterways pristine. A mobile, solar-powered watering system allows us to access remote wells and promotes the best use of our dugouts. All of our land thrives without the use of chemical inputs. We do not use any chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Our land and cattle are holistically managed as part of a bigger picture of health for our family, community, and environment.
The healthy relationship between cattle and the land extends to the relationship between producer and consumer. Sustainable ranching is both environmentally and socially beneficial for our communities. Purchasing ethically-raised beef directly from the family who raised it enables consumers to play an important role in the health of local “food sheds.” Small-scale, family ranches thrive because of conscious consumers who choose where their food dollars are spent. We encourage you to become engaged with the process of raising your food. Please feel welcome to visit the ranch any day.
“The highest order of humaneness produces the best flavour.”
Dan Barber Chef’s Table
Enjoy all the Extras
Make the best use of beautiful beef. Every cut is available- Soup Bones, Beef Suet, Offal Meats, Oxtail. These cuts are nutritionally rich and delicious! Check out our recipes for some tips on “Nose to Tail” cooking.
Ready for the Freezer
Your beef comes frozen, labelled, and neatly packaged for long storage. Buying in bulk means the convenience of reaching in the freezer for a delicious cut of grassfed beef, year-round.
Quality for Every meal
Enjoy a range of cuts. From slow-cooked stew on a weeknight to showcase roasts for special occasions. Prime grassfed beef is unsurpassed for flavour, health, and ethics. Feel great about the beef on your table.