Quality Over Quantity
Quality Over Quantity
We believe in using time honoured traditions to make delicious food. If you’re going to eat meat, it should be really, really good meat!
Compared to conventional production, we raise smaller flocks of chickens.We take a little longer to get the birds to market weight because we feed more whole grains, plus the birds have more room to roam, including outdoors weather permitting. We believe this makes a healthier, tastier chicken.
Our processing facility is relatively small and much of the work is done by hand. We’re small but mighty! We have excellent quality control and we know how every animal has been handled from start to finish.
Steers, Hogs & Lambs
Our steers are raised on a healthy diet that includes grass and/or sileage, hay, plus oats and barley. We believe a little bit of grain enhances the marbling and flavour of the meat while also balancing feed nutrition. And, during our long Saskatchewan winters, feeding grain improves animal welfare by providing the energy needed to withstand the sub zero temperatures. It takes us a little longer to raise a steer to market weight, approximately 24 months for us as opposed to 18 months for conventionally raised beef, but we believe the flavour benefits are worth it.
We believe in taking our time to do things right. We dry age our beef 14 days prior to cutting and wrapping to intensify the beef flavour and increase the tenderness. Ultra aged beef is the peak eating experience with rich, sultry beef flavours at 42+ days dry aged. It’s worth the extra effort, time and expense.
Hogs and lambs enjoy the outdoors with plenty of room to roam and exhibit their natural behaviours. Deep straw bedding and shelter are used in winter to protect livestock from the elements and barn shelter is also available.
Sausage & Deli Meats
Our sausage and deli meats are crafted using our own recipes containing pure spices (only ingredients your grandma would recognize) and quality muscle cuts of meat. Our sausages and deli meats are nitrite free because we cure them with sea salt, not sodium nitrite. In addition, all our sausages and deli meats are gluten free.
Frozen & Fresh Meats
All of our meat can be ordered fresh “in season”. We cut beef and pork every week and are able to cut meat exactly to your specifications with an advance order.
We always have two flocks of chickens growing --- one near maturity and one just starting, in order to provide fresh chicken as often as possible and keep inventory moving well. Again, we welcome your custom orders for fresh i.e. unfrozen chicken and will notify you when it’s ready.
To preserve freshness without relying on additives or preservatives, we freeze our meat the day we cut it. Nutrients, proteins, minerals and vitamins are unaffected by freezing, maintaining the integrity of the product. Even better, because we don’t pump or inject our meat with added water and our beef is dry aged, less ice crystals will form in the package and the meat will taste “just like fresh” when thawed.
You can keep our meat wrapped and frozen for a year or more --- we recommend using the meat within one year for best freshness.