Our Grassfed and Grass-Finished beef cattle are naturally-raised from birth to harvest on our family ranch near Nanton, Alberta. They are born, raised, and finished on grass, just as nature intended. Respect for the land and animals is foremost in our operation. All of our management decisions are based upon ensuring the best possible life for our cattle. The herd is primarily made up of Red Angus and Black Angus cows and bulls, with some Hereford influence. These British breeds are noted for feisty calves, winter-hardy cattle, and the ability to thrive on a forage-based diet. These healthy, happy cows produce prime Grassfed Alberta Beef.
Our Best Practices
Are cattle are 100% grassfed and grass-finished. Our cattle are fed no grain or artificial supplements. Grain disrupts cattle’s complex ruminant digestion and alters the pH balance in their stomachs. This unnatural diet can lead to conditions like bloat, acidosis and other uncomfortable ailments that put stress on the animals. Happy, healthy cattle live on grass!
We select for quiet mothers and bright calves who grow up to be beefy. The calves are born in the spring as the grass freshens, spend the summer on pasture, and are weaned in the late fall, using fence-line weaning to be low stress for both the cows and calves.
After weaning, at about 7 months old, the babies turn into “kid calves,” as our children call them. At this age cattle are curious, sociable, and some of them turn into real characters as they go through the growth spurts of adolescence.
Destined for butchering at 26-29 months of age, these large, mature cattle live a full season longer than conventional beef cattle. They spend every day of their lives free-range in a familiar herd with all the comforts of fresh air, clean water, forage, and shelter, just as nature intended.