Does not contain gluten which is a substance present in wheat, barley and rye.
Does not contain dairy (cow, goat or sheep milk products).
Hormones or steroids never administered to animals. (The Canadian government does not allow the use hormones or antibotics in the production of pork or poutlry.)
Our natural production practices eliminates the need for daily-fed low dose medications that are commonly used in confinement production systems. However, in certain cases to prevent animals from death or suffering we do allow for the necessary use of medication. In such cases the prescribed withdrawal period is doubled before animals are harvested. We feel that this exception is only practical to ensure wise stewardship practices and ethical treatment of our livestock.
As the seasons allow annimals are raised in the open pasture or field.
Food that is processed without added MSG.
Processed without added synthetic Nitrites or Nitrate.
Product that does not contains soy, and/or product from an animal that never consumed soy.
No sprays are used on our farm - no herbicides, fungicides or insecticides.
100% of the diet of our grass-fed/grass-finished animals consists of freshly grazed pasture and stored grasses (i.e. hay). Free-choice minerals and dietary supplements are given as required to ensure a healthy diet.