Ranch Blog

Essential Fatty Acid Testing October, 2016 Dr. Richard Bazinet from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine does research on essential fatty acids with a keen interest in omega #6 fatty acids that originate from grain, and omega #3 fatty acids that originate from grass and other green growing plant…

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Les and Chris Yates are the owners of Lemieux Creek Ranch, where they retired and raise grassfed Galloway-Angus cattle, now recognized for humane animal treatment. — image credit: Jackie LIEUWEN/Interior News A ranch of happy cows by Jackie Lieuwen – Smithers Interior News Telkwa is home to the first farm certified…

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February in a dry Texas does not prepare a person for February in the middle of British Columbia. So Charlie showed up at the house in a thin nylon breaker and runners. “Maybe our fella from Minnesota should have done this inspection”, he said with a grin. Charlie is an…

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Calving season was intense this year. One cow was ‘open’ meaning she must have slipped her calf sometime during the winter, likely early on because we saw no sign of a calf. We were supposed to start on or near April 11 but by then we’d had 4 calves and…

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Burger, hamburger, ground beef, all refer to the same thing and we Canadians eat tons of it a year. But not all ground beef is the same. There are hundreds of hamburger recipes out there and I know that many of our customers use hamburger at least twice a week….

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You’ll notice that in the ‘Cooking Tips’ section of this website we suggest that grass-fed beef is leaner meat and is more tender when cooked at lower temperatures for longer periods of time. I was reminded of that yesterday when the 5 lb round roast cooked in an hour and…

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Since the Galloway cows got all the attention in the last post this time I’ll tell you about two of our Angus, Jenny and Angel. Jenny’s a Red Angus cow who’s about to have her 14th calf, she’s 16 this year and still doing well. We have both red and black…

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And now for something completely different.  A news item on CBC this morning got me thinking. Apparently people in New York City are paying more than $8 a cup for breakfast bone broth. So, what does that suggest? First it tells me again that many people really care about what…

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Ranch.  It’s a big word, conjuring images to me of vast tracts of land covered by cattle.  That’s why I prefer farm for our operation. It’s 327 acres of trees, bush and pasture with two creeks running through, one in the middle, Lemieux Creek and one on the north end,…

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