Branded Beef: Who Is Branding Beef in Alberta?

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 Existing Branded Beef Programs in Alberta
The following list describes some existing branded beef programs and niche beef players in Alberta and is not meant to be a all-inclusive. For further information please see the program contact information listed below.

Diamond Willow Organic Beef
  • Attributes Required:
    • Certified Organic
    • Free From: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Hormones, Pesticides, Herbicides, Antibiotics, Animal by-products
  • Contact Information:
    • Keith Everts, President, Box 1718, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0
    • Telephone: 403-627-1800 Cell: 403-627-6442
    • Email:
  • Website:

Heritage Angus Beef
  • Attributes Required:
  • Free from: Growth Promotants, Antibiotics and Animal By-products
  • Eco-friendly
  • Third party certified under the National Verified Beef Production Program
  • Completed Environmental Farm Plan
  • Cattle owned & raised from ranch to rail
  • Contact Information:
  • c/o One Earth Farms, 80 Galaxy Blvd Unit 1, Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 4Y8
  • Telephone: 416-674-5609
  • Email:
  • Website:

Laura’s Lean Beef Company / Meyer Natural Angus
  • Attributes Required:
    • Free From: Antibiotics, Growth Hormones, Ionophores (ie. Rumensin) *All specifications from birth
    • Naturally lean Continental breeds (ie. Limousin, Charolais, Simmental, Piedmontese)
  • Contact Information:
    • Sheena Fox, Customer Service Representative, Meyer Natural Angus
    • Telephone: 403-815-4260
  • Website:

Spring Creek Premium Ranch Beef
  • Attributes Required:
    • Cattle owned from birth
    • Pre-vaccinated and weaned for a minimum of 8 weeks prior to shipping to feedlot
    • Age verified with CCIA and have birth certificates
    • Signed affidavit
    • Grades AA and Higher
    • Free From: Hormones and Antibiotics
    • Minimal commitment of 50 head
    • Carcass no larger than 900 pounds
  • Contact Information:
    • Telephone: 780-436-0335 Fax: 1-888-524-3022
    • Email:
  • Website:

Other examples of Beef Value Chains

Provincially and Federally Inspected Processors

When searching for and choosing a processor keep in mind that any meat being offered for sale in Alberta must be:
  • Government inspected
  • Approved fit for human consumption.

The facility that you choose will depend on where you are selling your meat. For instance:
  • If selling within Alberta - You must use facilities that are provincially inspected, federally inspected or European Union approved and permitted to slaughter meat for wholesale.
  • If you are selling into other provinces or in the USA - You must use either a federally inspected facility or a European Union approved facility.

For a listing of provincially and federally inspected facilities please follow this link to the Alberta Agricultural Processing Industry Directory, which is compiled by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.


Other Documents in the Series

  Branded Beef: What is Branded Beef?
Branded Beef: Why Brand?
Branded Beef: Where is the Market?
Branded Beef: What Makes a Brand?
Branded Beef: Who Is Branding Beef in Alberta? - Current Document
Branded Beef: What Happens Behind The Brand?
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This information published to the web on May 20, 2008.
Last Reviewed/Revised on May 22, 2018.