Our beef is hand selected from the best of our mixed herd. It is raised in an environmentally friendly manner with the cattle grazing our local fields and pastures and finished on a corn based diet. This means the best of grass fed and corn fed beef.
Putting ultrasound technology to good use has earned a Chatham-Kent beef farm a Premier’s award for innovation. Mike and Joanne Buis have been using the ultrasound to determine the best marketing dates for their on-farm beef retail business. The system allows a “best before” date to be assigned to each animal at birth, and this knowledge is helping the producers increase control of their product at all times. It has also enabled the farm to reduce overall feeding costs and inefficiencies and boost retail sales and customer satisfaction...
The laptop computer looked somewhat out of place inside this rustic barn. However, Buis Beef has no problem doing things a little differently.
The cattle farm, located on the outskirts of Chatham, uses ultrasound to determine the fat marbling of an animal, as well as predict the optimal day to market it.
Mike Buis and his wife, Joanne, were recently among the regional winners of the Premier's Awards for Agri-Food Innovation.Read More
As the winter season is here in Chatham-Kent, let's look at cattle being left outside during these cold months. For this article, the words cattle, cows, herd, and livestock all mean the same thing. I would like to thank Mike and Joanne Buis of Buis Beef here in Chatham-Kent for their assistance in writing this article.
Like all mammals, cows are warm-blooded and need to maintain a constant core body temperature. Special management and planning is required for cattle to graze outdoors in the winter.