Trick’s Creek Farm

In short-

Awesome 100% Grass Fed Ontario Beef from start to finish all right here – No feedlot – no corn – no soy – no drugs – just grass.

Certified Organic, Exclusively Grass Fed, born and raised in Huron County.

Visit the farm, get to know us and pick up some great tasting beef produced in a way that is as good as it tastes!

The Long Version……

Trick’s Creek Farm is an evolving family farm between Clinton and Bayfield Ontario in the centre -west part of Huron County.  We’re a multi generation farm that puts a high value on land stewardship and animal care. Being an organic producer is an important part of how things are done here. By definition, certified organic, prohibits the use of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, GMOs and antibiotics. Having sold certified organic crops for a number of years and having a larger than average amount of the farm in natural areas, Trick’s Creek Farm provides unique, vibrant and valuable habitat. The family, the cattle and nature enjoy each other’s company! Please root through the blog posts for some great photos of the wildlife.

The farm is focused on three main items.

A herd of beef cattle.

Producing great tasting, healthy beef in a sustainable way with the highest regard for the environment is the “prime” focus.  Going through the process of certifying the beef as organic has been done. The first “certified organic” 100% grassfed cattle were processed in the fall of 2018. The care and handling remains the same as before, just more paperwork, fees and time. The number of pseudo grass fed and organic producers on the market was a deciding factor in pursuing the certification. You can be confident that Beef from Trick’s Creek Farm will taste great, have a much more desirable omega 3:6 ratio than conventional corn fed beef and will not have antibiotic residues, added growth hormones or systemic insecticide residues. Wagyu cross calves, born here, are growing well….. Anyone familiar with Wagyu will understand our excitement about this. Selling some exceptional 50% Wagyu, grass fed, organic beef produced within Ontario is something we’re eagerly anticipating!

Cash Cropping.

The fields on the farm are certified for organic crop production.  A small portion of the acreage is usually devoted to this each year.  Main crops are soybeans and wheat or spelt.  Lots of other crops have been tried for various reasons with varying success.  Long term, cash cropping is on it’s way out.  While the high prices for organic grains make it impossible to resist, soil health suffers.  As time goes on – the negative effects of cash cropping will become too obvious to overlook.   Buy more pastured beef and cropping won’t be needed for income!!!

Forest Products.

A large portion of the entire property is in woodlot or other natural areas.  Every year trees are selectively cut and used for a variety of purposes.  Firewood is cut and sold or used here,  lumber and custom large or odd dimension timbers are sawn and sold.  Occasionally logs that do not have a specific end use are sold.   The bush on the property make it an incredible place to be.  A bare farm of 100% workable acres is not something we aspire to here.

 

2 thoughts on “Trick’s Creek Farm

  1. Len Thomas

    Hellooooo Mr. Bill & Mrs Thea Trick :
    Reading about your plans for grass fed beel have have me in great anticipation for a future visit out to your Rancho. Keep up the good work and save a few Paw-Paw fruit for me!

    Best regards,
    Len Thomas

    Reply
    1. trickscreekfarm Post author

      It’s much the same as your first visit 40+ (?) years ago! A few different creatures, some replaced roofs and lots more fence. It will be great to have you visit! Mom and Dad would love to see you! Take care, Tom

      Reply

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