Top Grass Cattle Company
REAP SUSTAINABILITY PROFILE (2015)
Rancher Calvin Raessler has always been entrenched in agriculture, having grown up on a farm before starting his own. Top Grass Cattle brings Alberta grass-fed beef that's certified Free Range, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and raised on grass fields without added grain, pesticides or herbicides.
Calvin employs the rotational grazing method on his field, a process in which livestock are strategically moved to fresh paddocks, or partitioned pasture areas, to allow vegetation in previously grazed pastures to regenerate. This method sequesters 1.2 tonnes of CO2 per acre per year, and Top Grass has 1,400 acres.