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We have been raising cattle for over 30 years.

Currently, we have a small herd of Angus cows which calve in May. From late spring to early fall the cattle are rotated through pastures on our farm that have not been sprayed or fertilized. During the winter months they are fed hay and silage that has been grown and harvested on our farm. The cattle are also provided with a free-choice ration of salt and mineral. Their winter access to water is provided in the yard by a well and during the grazing season water is provided from fenced off dugouts. Our animals are never injected with growth hormones. In the event an animal becomes ill and treatment with antibiotics is deemed the only reasonable alternative to promote the animal’s recovery and to minimize the animal’s discomfort, antibiotics will be used and the animal will be marketed as such. The beef is processed in a government- inspected facility and our storage facilities too are government- inspected.

Beef may be purchased in individual cuts, or by the whole or half. You may purchase individual cuts of beef daily at the farm or on Saturdays 9:00 am -1:00 pm at the Camrose and District Farmers’ Market located in the Duggan Mall.

Purchasing Beef by the Whole, Half or Quarter

We sell beef by the whole, half and quarter. Our steers and heifers are shipped at approximately 1000-1200 pounds. A 1000 pound steer/heifer will produce approximately a 600lb hanging carcass weight; 400 pounds are lost in hide, blood and inedible organs.

For Example:

A whole beef with an approximate hanging carcass weight of 600 pounds will yield approximately 360 pounds of meat. The cost to the customer is as follows: 600 pounds@ $4.50 = $2700.00 plus processing.

A half with an approximate hanging carcass weight of 300 pounds will yield approximately 180 pounds of meat. The cost to the customer is as follows: 300 pounds@$4.50 = $1350.00 plus processing. A quarter with an approximate hanging carcass weight of 150 pounds will yield approximately 90 pounds of meat. The cost to the customer is as follows: 150 pounds@$4.50 = $675.00. Therefore, your beef will cost approximately $7.50/pound plus processing. Processing costs for a quarter generally are within $175.00 -$190.00.

When your animal has been delivered to Forestburg Quality Meats;I will contact you and you will then give Forestburg Meats a call (780-582-6328) and give Lynn your cutting instructions. Lynn is very friendly and knowledgeable and will answer any questions you have at this time. Also, at this time delivery arrangements will be made. We deliver to Camrose, and a central location in Edmonton. If you are interested in ordering or require further information, please do not hesitate in contacting Debbie at 780-855-3763 or via email debbie@schielkefarm.ca

Also, we have an open door policy at our farm so if you would like to come and see us or our animals, please contact us, as we would be happy to show you around.

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The following link is a valuable Canadian Beef resource with lots of information regarding cuts, cooking techniques, and tasty recipes. Check it out by clicking below.

Canadian Beef