A Truly Northern Brand of Beef
In 2005, Penokean Hills Farms was created to produce a high-quality, 100% Northern Ontario brand of beef from Algoma Farmers. Our mandate has always been to raise animals in a stress-free lifestyle; enhance the local environment; and support our community. Our cattle are primarily raised on natural grasses and finished on our Premier Award Winning Pea-Barley finishing diet. This promotes great tenderness and you’ll love its uniquely local flavours.
The name “Penokean” is a geological term for the rolling hills throughout the Algoma area. As part of the Canadian Shield, Penokean Hills Farms rests in these hills above the clear northern shores of Lake Huron. A largely untouched and ideal area for farming, but relatively unknown to the larger urban centres.
We think its our best kept secret.
To read more about Penokean Hills Farms and our practices, please go to the 'Our Story' page.
Our Animal Diet
Penokean Hill's farmers have a commitment to quality, ethical treatment of animals and humane farming practices that exceed that of the national standards. These commitments are carried through to the diet of each and every animal. Penokean Hills Farms carries two lines of product; Pea-Barley Finished cattle and Grass-Fed cattle. For each line, the animals are all-naturally raised, free-range and are given no hormones or anti-biotics of any kind.
Purchased by Penokean Hills Farms in 2015, the local abattoir plays a vital role to the farming community,r as the only abattoir in located in the entire district of Algoma. The local farmers and community members use its services year-round for beef, pork, lamb, bison, rabbit, chicken, turkey and much more. It currently employs a half a dozen full-time employees and a dozen part-time employees.