The 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 products; our Pea-Barley Finished animals and our Grass-Fed beef. Animals from both product lines are all-naturally raised, free-range and are given no hormones or anti-biotics of any kind.
Pea-Barley Finished Beef
Our Pea-Barley finished animals are raised primarily on grass and legumes. These crops are both healthy for the consumer and adapted specifically to the Northern Ontario conditions. For the last 3-4 months of an animals life, we supplement this diet with our award winning pea-barley ration that has been proven to produce exceptionally tender and flavourful beef. It also enhances the production of good cholesterol. The Pea-Barley Cattle make up over 90% of our animals and we are always looking for wholesale opportunities to give our community increased access to our products.
Our Grass-Fed cattle are raised free-range and forge on natural grasses for the entirety of their lives. These animals are low in total fat and have a healthy omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. In addition, our grass-fed cattle have significant levels of healthy conjugated linoleic acid (cis-9, trans-11 CLA), Vitamin E antioxidant and Vitamin-A precursors. It is an excellent source of beef for people who cannot have gluten in their diets or who have any grain based allergies. Because the cattle are completely on a grass diet, it takes an animal longer to mature to a finished size.