Thanks for your interest in our 100% Grass-Fed and Grass-Finished Beef. Let us tell you why this beef is different.
In September 2021, Broken Gate Farm brought 19 pure-bred black Angus cattle to the farm. At the time, they were about 8 months old.
The cattle have been fed a diet solely of grass and hay, from the farm in Caledon. They were born and raised entirely within the Town of Caledon.
Now the steers are 22 months old and they are available for purchase as beef. Some facts about our beef that sets it aside from grocery store meat:
Cattle finished on grass/hay need more time. A typical beef animal is finished in about 16 months. Ours are between 20-26 months. This extra time results in beef with a deeper, 'beefier' flavour we know you will love.
Since our cattle are not given any grain, they have a lower environmental impact. Growing grain is extremely carbon-intensive (fuel to run multiple pieces of equipment, fertilizer manufacturing, soil disturbance which can release soil carbon - just to name a few).
Cattle managed regeneratively are moved frequently so they do not over-graze and cause soil degradation.
On our farm, we have fenced the cattle out of sensitive areas such as forests and wetlands. Thus, we are protecting those areas.
Our grazing and haying practices create and maintain habitat for many wildlife species (and plants!) including rare species such as Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark. These birds require grasslands that are left intact and not cut until after their baby birds leave the nest in mid-July. We leave the cattle out and delay our haying to help protect these rare birds.
The superior nutrient profile of grass-finished beef is another bonus. If you are someone who pays close attention to the quality of your food, it doesn't get much better than 100% Grass-Fed & Finished beef.
Our meat is local. The cattle are born and raised in Caledon. On their "one bad day", they go to a facility 70 km away and then to our artisanal, family own butcher shop located in Guelph. The total kilometres traveled from birth to plate is less than 150km.
As of Nov 2022, we have partnered with a company called Northern Raised to help get our beef into your hands. Their mission is to deliver high quality local products directly to your door with no contracts, or hidden fees. Northern Raised receives, packs, and delivers your flash-frozen meat and seafood in a temperature-controlled, eco-friendly packaging. The team at Northern Raised is the direct link between the quality products produced by local farms and your freezer, providing you a simple, convenient way to support local and eat better. (And before you ask, yes, they have been out to meet us and the cattle and find out what we are all about at Broken Gate Farm). If you are interested in trying our beef but don't have the freezer space for a bulk purchase, this is the best way.
Visit Northern Raised at www.northernraised.ca
Beef is also available in bulk through our
Local Line Website linked here
We are offering several packages including bulk sides (200 lbs approximately) and quarters (100 lbs approximately) as well as several options for smaller quantities (15 lbs mix boxes, 30 lbs mix boxes, BBQ boxes and a just ground beef option). Please click the link below to learn more.
Thanks again - Pam at Broken Gate Farm