Beef

Shipping to Vancouver

Location: Chilcotin Harvest, Redstone BC to Pasture to Plate, Vancovuer

Description: Our refrigerated truck makes the 9 hour treck from the ranch to Vancouver every 2nd Thursday to deliver our products to our stores.
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Read More 10/11/2018
Beef

Dry Aging

Location: Chilcotin Harvest, Redstone BC

Description: The half beeves were moved into our dry aging cooler and kept there until they are shipped to Vancouver.
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Read More 10/03/2018
Cow

Harvest

Location: Chilcotin Harvest, Redstone BC

Description: Harvest day the animals were slaughtered, as always our priest cow was present to keep them calm and out of respect for the animals we only play classical music on harvest days.
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Read More 10/02/2018
Cow

Shipping to Harvest

Location: Rafter 25 Ranch to Chilcotin Harvest, Redstone BC

Description: On this day the 2 beeves in this lot were loaded into our stock trailer and driven the 10 km to Chilcotin Harvest, our on-ranch, provincially inspected slaughter facility. Here they are overnighted outside in a small pasture.
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Read More 10/01/2018
Cow

The fattening months

Location: Rafter 25 Ranch, Redstone BC

Description: During the final fattening season the animal does not venture out to the large leased rangelands. Instead they stay on the home place on the very lush pastures where they are moved continuously to new pastures to ensure they are getting the very best grazing possible as well as protecting our pastures from the damaging effects of overgrazing that happen when animals are left in one place too long.
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Read More 06/01/2018
Calf

Weaning

Location: Rafter 25 Ranch, Redstone BC

Description: Our calves are left with their mothers for nearly a year. Although they no longer get huge quantities of milk through the winter months, they do get enough to give them that little boost of nutrients for their immune system.
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Read More 04/01/2016
Calf

Born

Location: Rafter 25 Ranch, Redstone BC

Description: Spring 2015 is when the beef you bought today was born! A lot goes into the finished product; we are excited to be able to show you a timeline from the very beginning which will help us show you just how great a span of time it takes to get the meat to you! Our calves are born onto green grass, which is amazing for their health and gives them that boost first thing. The quality of the mothers colostrum and milk are also greatly improved by green grass. It is most common in BC for ranchers to have their cattle calving onto the snow, in the very cold winter months, in hopes of yielding heavier calves in fall. Since we care about the well being of the mothers and their young, we prefer to follow natures' way, allowing her to birth onto the fresh nutrient dense pastures which is much less stressful and her recovery is much more speedy.
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Read More 05/01/2015