ABOUT HERITAGE CATTLE CO.

Aaron, Ben and George MacDonald are the owners of Heritage Cattle Company, a local family farm operating in Keene, Ontario. We're located in the beautiful farmland south of Peterborough.

We have a passion for good farming practices because we believe in quality of product and quality of life. Our reputation is on the line, so we not only eat what we sell, but ensure that the same quality beef we want to eat is the same quality beef that we sell. Grass fed beef requires lots of good pasture, fences, and dedicated farmers; this is what we do best.

Heritage Cattle Co.

100% Grass fed, Beef Raised on Non-GMO Feed | Keene, ON

Heritage Cattle Co. 100% Grass Fed and Finished Bone Broth Box

You asked for it so here it is, a dedicated box to our favorite 100% grass fed bone broth! If you're looking for a pure and raw bone broth, Heritage Cattle's 100% grass fed and grass finished bone broth will be perfect for your brothy needs. 

Includes:

  • 13 x 500ml pouch of beef bone broth

Heritage Cattle Co. 100% Grass Fed and Finished Liver Box

Calling all liver lovers! You asked, and you received -- at a great value! Stock up on delicious grass-fed, grass-finished liver! Bring it back to basics with 12lbs of beef liver directly from our friends at Heritage Cattle Co., and delivered in easy-to-use 1lb portions. 

Includes:

  • 12 x 1lb beef liver

Heritage Cattle Co. 100% Grass Fed and Finished Liver Variety Box

Calling all liver lovers! Stock up on delicious grass-fed, grass-finished liver – and a few other Heritage Cattle Co. staples, too! Bring it back to basics with this unique box packaged directly from our friends at Heritage Cattle Co., and delivered in easy-to-use 1lb portions.

Includes:

  • 8 x 1lb beef liver
  • 2 x 1lb ground beef
  • 2 x 1lb beef cubes

Heritage Cattle Co. 100% Grass Fed and Finished Family Favourites Box

What if we said you could beef up your family stews, sauces, and stir-frys – and get an amazing deal! Flavourful grass-fed, grass-finished beef makes all the difference! Gear up for family dinners with these favourites packaged directly from our friends at Heritage Cattle Co., and delivered in easy-to-use individual portions.

Includes:

  • 2 x 500ml beef bone broth
  • 2 x 1lb ground beef
  • 2 x 1lb beef cubes
  • 1 x 1.5lbs beef bacon
  • 1 x 3lbs seasoned rump roast

Heritage Cattle Co. 100% Grass Fed and Finished Weekender's Box

What if we said you could beef up your weekend meals – and get an amazing deal! Flavourful grass-fed, grass-finished beef makes all the difference! Can’t decide which delicious beef products are your favourite? Try a bit of everything! Packaged in easy-to-use individual portions directly from Heritage Cattle Co., it really is that simple.

Includes:

  • 3 x 1lb ground beef
  • 3 x 1lb beef cubes
  • 2 x 1lb maple beef sausages
  • 1 x 4 beef burgers

Heritage Cattle Co. 100% Grass Fed and Finished Steak Box

Calling all steak lovers! You asked, and you received -- at a great value! Beef tenderloin & other beef essentials packaged directly from our friends at Heritage Cattle Co. and delivered in easy-to-use individual portions.

Includes:

  • 4 x 4oz filet mignon
  • 2 x 1lb ground beef
  • 2 x 1lb beef cubes
  • 2 x 1 pouch beef bone broth

What is
grass-fed beef?

Grass fed beef is talked about a lot, especially 100% grass fed. But what does that mean, isn't all beef 100% grass fed? Many people are surprised to hear the answer is no. In fact the majority of cattle raised for consumption spend some of their lives in pastures eating grass, but then are moved to a feedlot for grain-finishing where most of their bulking up occurs.

Why is this? In short- it's more cost effective. Cattle that are “corn-fed”, “grain-fed”, or “corn-finished” are typically fattened up on maize, soy, and other types of feed before slaughter. Because these foods are so high in starch and high in energy, it increases their size, and also gets them there at a much quicker rate. Many are fed on a feed-lot requiring a lot less land to get the same amount of beef products. All of this results in a lower quality, but more inexpensive beef. Thus the reason we see so much of it on our grocery shelves today.

While grass fed beef has become more popular in the last couple years, this trend is definitely around to stay as we pay closer attention to our nutritional needs.

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What are the nutritional benefits of
100% grass-fed beef?

100% grass fed beef is becoming more popular because it's seen as a healthier alternative than the more conventional grain-finished beef products. It's typically lower in calories and saturated fat, but higher in healthy fats and protein. Along with the other nutritional benefits, it's also associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stroke due to a higher amount of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids.

You can often tell just by looking at the beef whether it's grass fed as it shows less marbling. The flecks of fat are much more noticeable in a piece of beef that has been grain-finished.