1. Can my non-profit organization do a fundraiser campaign using The Meat Shop products?
YES, The Meat Shop provides the opportunity to non-profit organizations to do fundraisers with a selection of our product. We provide a discounted price to the organization as well as suggested retail- selling price. Contact us and we will send you order forms and Beef Pack information sheets to distribute. We ask that total # of each product be provided on a Master order sheet 2 - 3 weeks prior to picking up the product. Once order is filled, we will contact fundraiser organizer and arrange pick up date. At that time, 3 - 4 members can come and sort orders into bags and deliver (same day).

1. What are the directions to The Meat Shop from Wetaskiwin?
We are 4 miles east and 4 miles south of Wetaskiwin. Drive east on 40th Avenue in Wetaskiwin - head out of town and turn into Hwy 613. Turn South on Range Road 234 and drive 4 miles south. We are on the east side of the road.

OR You can take more pavement and continue on 613 east to Hwy 822, then go west on Twp Road 454, then back north on RR 234.

Here's our google map link.

1. What are the grass fed beef attributes?
Our 100% Grass Fed Beef is all Growth Hormone and Antibiotic Free

2. Are your products GMO Free?
We have been working hard to be able to label our chicken and pork products as produced without the use of GMOs and have made a lot of progress. Basically we have had to learn to grow a type of feed beans, peas and flax that can be used to replace canola and soybean. As we are learning on how to grow these crops but we have not been able to grow enough to fill our total needs and have had to substitute with ingredients that we cannot guarantee GMO free. These substitute ingredients at this time would make up around 1 to 2 % of the animals diet so preventing us from labelling GMO free.

Our goal is within the next year be able to claim GMO free on all of our Meat products. Our production standards are all 3d party audited and certified.

3. Can you clarify "humane handling" of animals?
It means that all herd sizes require adequate human resources to ensure proper care and well being of the animals. Everyone handling cattle is familiar with their normal behaviour and uses low stress, behaviour-based cattle handling techniques. All personnel working with cattle or managing cattle facilities are experienced and properly trained regarding humane handling, equipment use, and livestock care. Most husbandry systems impose restrictions on some freedoms of cattle.

However, producers consider the following:
  • Shelter for protection and comfort
  • Feed and water to maintain optimal health
  • Freedom of movement, exercise, and opportunity to express most normal behaviors
  • Company of herd mates
  • Footing that reduces the risk of slipping
  • Disease prevention and control
  • Veterinary care, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Freedom from unnecessary pain and discomfort
  • Emergency preparedness for fire, mechanical breakdowns, and the disruption of feed supplies.
1. Do you sell dog food?
We have discontinued our Dog Food program until further notice.

1. What are the best value options?

In order to provide a best value option for customers we offer case price discounts of 8%.

Bulk Case prices have a built in discount to offer better value to customers. Example: Bulk pork chops and bulk hamburger pattis (4 oz or 6 oz) are priced to offer good value to customers. (Bulk products are packed in a 4.54 kg box, with wax paper dividers between product and wrapped in a blue food liner bag).

Vacuum Sealed individual products are also offered in cases. These cases range in quantity per case depending on product (refer to online store), but most products can be purchased in cases to benefit from an 8% discount.

1. What is the recommended internal cooking temperature for steak?
Well done170°F
2. What is the recommended internal cooking temperature for poultry?
3. What is the recommended internal cooking temperature for pork (ex. ham, pork loin, ribs)?
Pork (pieces & whole cuts)160°F
(source: Government of Canada Food & Safety recommendations)

Please get in touch with us by phone (780) 352-6328, or [email protected]. We will take the time to answer any other questions you may have regarding our products.
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