Here’s a picture of the cow herd taken in June 2011. Grazing is a very important part of their diet. They generally leave the barn in April or May and they return in late September to avoid their being mistaken for deer during the hunting season. Since 1998 there has been no growth hormones used on the herd. This is a closed herd of cattle, meaning that calves raised for beef come from the cows here. We do not buy in cattle from other sources and all the food is grown on land under our management. This enables us to ensure quality control of our beef. The beef calves are fed a forage heavy diet with some corn to help fatten them. Over the course of their lives, each calf will consume an average of about 5 lbs/day, substantially less than a corn fed ration.
Prices (As of May 13, 2014)
Half or Quarter (Half of Half) $4/lb cut, wrapped and delivered (within 150 km of Oil Springs)
All hamburger and ground beef are sold out until May 22. Prices will be changing with new beef. Old stock will maintain pricing until new stock is in.
Sampler Pack $130
2 4-5 lb roasts
2 pkgs of 2 steaks
13 lbs ground beef
Half Sampler $80
1 pkg of steaks
7 lbs ground beef
Barbeque Pack Hamburger sold out until May 22
4 pkg of steak
10 lbs ground beef or hamburger patties, your choice
T Bone steak $22/pkg
Rib Steak $18/pkg
Each package has 2 steaks in it.
Sirloin Steak $18/ 2lb steak
Ground beef sold out
Also have hamburger patties sold out
Box of burgers sold out
Delivery of packages is free to Sarnia, Chatham, Forest and Strathroy and all points in between. A delivery charge will be added (and shared between members of the route) to those outside that radius unless I have business enroute or beyond. During the winter, I have a lot of business in the Guelph and Toronto area.