All Holdanca Farms livestock are raised on feeds free of animal by-products, antibiotics, and hormones. 

 

Access to fresh air, green grass and sunshine ensures a healthier and more humane method of producing a quality product.  

 

Our livestock are processed at government inspected facilities and are certified free range. The guidelines for the 'free range' designation were developed by provincial poultry marketing boards, and all other Holdanca Farm produce are voluntarily raised under the same guidelines, to assure the best quality meat at your dinner table.

  • As part of our ongoing philosophy of responsible stewardship, Holdanca Farms practices pasturing techniques in the production of all meats.

  • Pasturing has become more and more popular as awareness increases about the value of providing livestock with natural lives. This is in contrast to the current feedlot production that many farms still employ.  

  • All meats produced by Holdanca Farms are government inspected. Poultry is processed on-site, using an inspected processing facility. All other meats are sent to locally inspected plants. 

  • All animals are voluntarily raised according to the provincial poultry marketing board guidelines and are certified free range.

  • As a family farm, Holdanca Farms recognizes the importance of providing a quality example of responsible farming practices. Confidence in the quality pasturing practices leads to a product that consumers can trust.

 

 

 

What We Do

Why It Works

It's Good for the Environment:

  • Pasturing requires an intimate and responsible relationship with the land. High quality, healthy forage is crucial to maintaining a tender and flavourful end product.

  • Our animals are regularly moved around the 500-acre property, providing the earth with natural fertilizer, in exchange for a healthy and varied diet of grasses. 

 

It's Humane:

  • Holdanca Farms animals are raised in a natural environment, allowed to roam and enjoy the fresh air and green grass. 

  • This is in contrast to the CAFO (Confined Animal Feeding Operations) practice, which can lead to a host of problems including animal stress and abuse. 

  • Animals raised in CAFO conditions are usually force-fed diets designed to increase productivity and lower costs. 

  • When animals are raised in confined conditions (particularly poultry, who are usually denied any type of freedom of movement), it leads to a much poorer quality of meat and egg.

 

It's Healthier

  • When compared to meats raised via other methods, pastured meats contain much less total and saturated fats, cholesterol and calories. 

  • Pastured meats also contain a larger amount of beneficial vitamins such as beta-carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C, and omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). 

 

Our Process

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