TK Ranch has been a leader in the livestock industry for decades. They are certified to the highest pasture based animal welfare standards in North America and are third party audited for strictly grass-finishing their cattle and sheep. They have received local, provincial and national awards for their commitment to animal welfare and environmental stewardship and have set the standard for pasture to plate programs in Alberta.
Join Dylan and Colleen Biggs and their team for a fun-filled educational day. Learn about low stress livestock handling, stock dogs, horses, pasture-raised pigs, sheep and laying hens. There will face painting and games for the kids! TK Ranch burgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase for lunch as well as ice cream sandwiches made by Mousse Cake Sally (gluten free options will be available for all menu items). Don’t forget to visit the on-farm store to pick up some delicious TK Ranch products to take home (cooler bags available for sale on-site).
Itinerary: NOTE: Event is wheelchair accessible with an ADA bathroom on-site
9:00-9:30 Registration & coffee
9:30-10:00 What makes TK Ranch so special? Slide show and presentation in the barn
10:00-11:30 Low stress livestock handling and stock dog demonstration
11:30–1:30 Take time to enjoy a delicious locally sourced TK Ranch lunch (for a fee); visit the livestock and meet the dedicated people that steward them; learn about the Special Areas of Alberta and meet reps from A Greener World for more information about livestock animal welfare
1:30-2:00 What makes TK Ranch so special? Slide show and presentation in the barn
2:00-3:30 Low stress livestock handling and stock dog demonstration
Farm Type: Animal welfare approved ranch with grass-finished cattle and sheep, pasture raised pigs and free-range laying hens
Directions: From Highway 1 go north on Hwy 9 at the Langdon/Drumheller corner and travel 3 kms to Inverlake Road. Turn east and travel 2 kms. Look for lots of rail fence and red and black buildings on the south side of the road.
Join us on August 18th or 19th when more than 100 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.