Lanark Highlands Grass Fed Beef
358 Burke Lane, Maberly, Ontario (613)
Description: Our Beef
is raised exclusively in the rolling hills
of the Lanark Highlands on pasture that
has been grazing cattle for almost 200
years. Located about an hour from Ottawa,
far from the maddening crowd.
Our Cattle eat 100% grass, no grain or
genetically-modified feed, no recycled
suet, and are never contaminated by hormones,
antibiotics or pesticides.
Our cattle are raised on pasture and finished
on pasture, this provides for a healthier,
more flavourful beef.
Lanark Highlands Grass Feed Beef comes
to you with all the goodness that beef
was intended to have. and nothing else.
Our farm is located in the rolling hills
of the Lanark Highlands near Maberly Ontario
Canada. Maberly is located about 20 minutes
from Perth and about an hour from Ottawa.
We can be contacted by phone at 1-613-268-2772
In the spring I buy steers from neighbouring
farms and finish them on my pasture. The
steers I buy comes from cattle that are
bred for and thrive in my area, the Lanark
Highlands. Like dogs and people, the purest
breeds have problems, mutts tend to be
healthier and cattle are no different.
I tend towards Charolais, one of the oldest
French breeds and the earliest European
imports into Canada, Charolais are large
and heavy, white to cream-colored, they
are hardy cattle with rapid growth and
good muscling. Locally Charolais are bred
to Angus bulls. This provides excellence
in mothering ability and a sound genetic
base for producing excellent quality beef.
Our management protocol involves rotational
grazing. This means we place all our cattle
on one pasture where they can uniformly
graze the plant growth while at its optimum
stage for peak nutritional value. The
cattle are then rotated to new pasture
every 5 to 7 days depending on the rate
of growth of the grass. This provides
numerous benefits to the animal, the pasture
land, and consequently to the beef produced.
Rotation presents the animal with fewer
potentially disease causing pathogens.
All healthy animals harbor various strains
of bacteria in their intestinal tract
and it usually causes no problem. Yet,
when the animal is kept in the same environment
for extended periods contamination occurs
by allowing a build up of these potential
pathogens. Our cattle are rotated to clean
pasture regularly and this contributes
to a vast decrease in the incidence of
disease. We never use antibiotics in our
cattle's feed or water.
The land is naturally replenished by the
cattle. A balanced synergy develops between
cattle and their environment. What the
cattle remove through grazing they more
than add back through naturally occurring
animal fertilizer and aeration of the
land. This balance makes unnatural fertilizers
or weed killers unnessesary. Our Goal
is to provide our cattle with the healthiest
pasture possible, the pasture and the
soil that supports the pasture is where
we place our efforts. The cattle follow
Scientific evidence is overwhelming with
100% grass-fed beef; 50% less saturated
fat; its not greasy, higher levels of
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), More Beta
Carotene, Omega 3, 6, Vitamins A and E,
A healthier heart, less cancer, arthritis,
We are deeply committed to providing the
highest quality of life for our animals
and the resulting highest quality of food
to our friends and family knowing that
a superior product contributes to the
health of our customers and the planet.
Food that is free from pesticides, antibiotics,
growth hormones and cruelty.
Produce: Beef Chicken Lettuce
Delivery to These Areas: Ottawa
Area of Coverage: Ottawa Kingston
Perth Carleton Place Almonte Kanata Balderson