Come out to the ranch for the day.
Take a walk through the bush. Look for wildflowers and birds. Learn about plants that are poisonous for cattle.
Try to spot the Pileated Woodpecker. Learn why we fence off the wetlands from the stock.
Come down to the pond. Watch the geese, ducks & diving swallows.
Tour the calving barns. Check out the maternity pen & the branding chute.
Tour the horse barn. Groom a horse. Try roping the plastic steer.
Please wear sturdy shoes for your safety.
Tall Timber Cattle Co produces local, sustainable, hormone & antibiotic-free beef. No BS! It is government inspected at a professional abattoir. We sell from our store on the ranch and delivery to the city. You can order a single steak or a whole cow – it’s up to you. We can even store it in our freezers for you for a small fee.
Our beef is deep red, soft, and tender. It is lean, with a healthy profile of omega 3 fatty acids, from the grass diet. It bleeds when you thaw it.
Your roast or steak will come marked with the identifier of the animal – we know exactly where it has been and what it has eaten. Your ground beef will be from a single, known animal – not leftovers from 200! You can tour the summer pasture, just up the road if you wish. Real beef tastes different – better!
We graze our cattle on natural grass, grown on bush pastures near Bergen. This land cannot support crop production – there’s not enough soil. We turn unproductive bush into delicious beef while keeping the fire risk low. Carefully grazed lands maintain the ecosystem, keep invasive weeds out and provide habitat to wildlife. Grazing keeps CO2 in the ground and trees, reducing greenhouse gases.
Our family has been farming since 1827 in Canada but the cattle business is a new venture of James’. He ranches with a strong business education, a tender spot for all of his herd, and a natural aptitude for machinery. Learn about the many skills it takes to run a ranch – from welding broken gates to timing breeding and calving of the herd. Ask James why he chose this life over Bay Street investment banking.
Farm Type: Sustainable, Local Beef sales to the Public
Directions: From Calgary & South:
Take Crowchild Trail NW to Cochrane, Turn North onto Hwy 22, Continue past Water Valley, Cremona to the Bergen Road, Twp Rd 320. Turn left (West) on Twp Rd 320 and continue past Bergen to Range Road 55. Turn left (South) on Range Road 55 and continue to the dead end, about 3 miles. Tall Timber Ranch is on the right (West) side at the end of the road. Come on in & follow the signs.
From Red Deer & North:
Take Hwy 2 South to Olds, Turn right (West) onto Hwy 27 toward Sundre. Continue past Westward Ho to Hwy 22. Turn left (South) onto Hwy 22, Continue to the Bergen Road, Twp Rd 320. Turn right (West) on Twp Rd 320 and continue past Bergen to Range Road 55. Turn left (South) on Range Road 55 and continue to the dead end, about 3 miles. Tall Timber Ranch is on the right (West) side at the end of the road. Come on in & follow the signs.
Join us in August when more than 80 farms, ranches and ag-tourism operators open their gates and invite visitors to share in local stories, see on-farm demonstrations and purchase locally grown and produced products.