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The perceived value of TK Ranch products

Grassfed Beef value illustration

We have received a few comments lately in social media about the perceived expense of our products and who can afford them. Here was our response:

It's important to understand is that it takes a lot longer to raise our animals on pasture than those raised conventionally. Our cattle are slaughtered at 28 to 30 months of age compared to those slaughtered out of mainstream feedlots at 16 to 18 months. Our chickens are 10 weeks old compared to 5 week old birds. Our pigs are 10 to 12 months old compared to 5 to 6 months raised in confinement barns. It is very expensive to feed livestock and adding this required finishing time does affect our overall pricing.

Animal welfare is at the core of our program and for this reason we have invested in our own small government-inspected abattoir where every animal is treated with respect right to the end. Additionally, we built our own processing facility just outside of Calgary so we could control all aspects of our cutting and sausage-making to ensure our customers receive the highest quality products. This includes not injecting our meat with water or ground/emulsified meat products that are commonly used in the industry to add weight to finished products. Our sausages are made with lean ground beef and pork — they are not 50% fat — which is also standard in many commercial products. We do not add binders, fillers or other products to decrease the meat content — a tactic in the meat industry to cheapen production costs. When you compare these factors alone, TK Ranch products have excellent value for the quality offered.

People who buy from us also want products that address their concerns about animal welfare and environmental sustainability. Additionally they are concerned about the use of antibiotics, artificial growth hormones, chemical insecticides, GMOs, refined sugar and corn syrup, MSG and nitrites. It's about choices and priorities and those who support TK Ranch choose products that are aligned with their core values. Every meal is an opportunity to vote for change in the food system and our customers are not prepared to accept the status quo.

 

NY Striploin Steaks

Grass-fed Lamb Sundried Tomato & Basil Sausages
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Mix it up a little with these rich decadent sausages!

Smoked Chicken Breasts

Smoked Chicken Breasts
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Tender, juicy and delicious! Smoked to perfection and ready to add to your favourite salad, pizza or sandwich!

NY Striploin Steaks

Buy Eight NY Striploin Steaks &
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Stock up for your upcoming BBQ season with this great offer!

Grass-finished Beef Patties

Grass-finished Beef Patties
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Juicy and full of flavour, our big beefy 6 oz pure beef patties are simply the best.

Chickens

Soy-Free Spring Eggs!

Our hens will be going out on grass as soon as it quits snowing! Our soy-free eggs are available at our regular pick-up locations. $8/doz for extra large, $7/doz for large, and $6/doz for medium. They are in short supply; sorry! We have purchased more hens to try and increase production so please be patient and thanks!

No GMO, etc.

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DELIVERY DATES

Calgary SW

WED May 10

Order cut-off is MONDAY!

See Delivery Dates Calendar

SALE

Back in Stock & NEW!

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Experience the breathtaking beauty of TK Ranch by following my husband Dylan's photos on Instagram. He updates the site almost daily so you can keep in touch with what is happening here. We hope to develop calendars and sell framed prints in the future — so please stay tuned.

Animal Welfare Approved -grassfed-
Colleen Biggs

All the best,
Colleen Biggs
TK Ranch

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“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”
– Wendell Berry

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