Zero Tolerance Approach to Growth hormones
Humanely rasied for health & Welfare
Philosophy of Pasture Roaming
Finest quality beef cattle & steers
Revolutionary concept of passion
Recognized by the American Angus Hall of Fame as the best breeder of Aberdeen Angus in all of North America. Shane Baghai’s finest prize winning Aberdeen Black Angus cattle and steers are pasture raised and grain finished in the rolling grasslands of Paradise Farms in the Erin, Caledon and Mount Forest area, just north of Toronto. The nurturing of professional hands and veterinary care, a zero tolerance approach to the use of growth hormones, a revolutionary approach to humanity to maximize the health and welfare, and the philosophy of pasture roaming are the key factors that lead to the superior quality that is expected from Shane Baghai, and provided by Paradise Farms.
Originated in Scotland
The Aberdeen-Angus breed was developed in the early part of the 19th century from the polled and predominantly black cattle of North East Scotland known locally as "doddies" and "hummlies". In 1808 Hugh Watson from Keillor Farm in Angus, gathered stock widely and produced cattle of outstanding quality and character. In 1824 William McCombie from Aberdeen shire founded a herd from predominantly Keillor bloodlines. His well-documented close breeding produced outstanding cattle and his efforts founded the reputation of the Aberdeen-Angus breed. In 1861 Sir George Macpherson-Grant took up the refining of the breed by line breeding and selection for type. These early pioneers established the foundation for what is arguably the greatest beef breed in the world.
Originated in Japan
Paradise Farms raises the largest herd of Wagyu Beef in Ontario. Wagyu cattle, originating from Japan, are the same breed stock of the most expensive beef in the world, some known as Kobe beef. One reason Kobe beef is so desired is because of the high level of marbling in the meat.
Wagyu cattle have rather interesting caring practices compared to other breeds. In Japan, the cattle are fed beer in the summer months when humidity depresses feed intake. Beer stimulates their appetite and in turn keeps the cattle on feed in the heat of summer. In addition, the cattle are massaged in order to relieve stress and muscle stiffness, keeping the cattle calm and content and resulting in better quality beef.
Wagyu beef provides a unique natural and healthy eating experience that promises a unique flavour and texture to the Western world. Recent studies have shown that Wagyu beef contains a much higher proportion of the desirable monounsaturated fats than any other breed of cattle. They are not only a source of essential vitamins and nutrients but are also higher in unsaturated fats such as Omega 6 and Omega 3 oils.
Originated in Italy
Charolais cattle originate from Charolles, France. This sizable, double muscle animal is very lean and gives a palatable taste to French cuisine lovers to recipes such as Chateaubriand and Beef Bourguignon. This breed is the leading terminal beef sire noted for its fast growth and excellent conformation.
For all Paradise cattle, management is key. Our cows give birth on clean pastures and are weaned at 7 to 8 months. From that point on, they are grazed in large groups on high quality grass, which is crucial for producing high quality lean beef. The pastures are managed by rotational grazing. Water from a dug well on the farm is provided in water bowls within each padlock and the bowls are kept heated in the winter months to eliminate freezing. With constant care and the freedom to explore, our Charolais is a breed we are proud to raise.
Originated in Scotland
Highland cattle lineage can be traced back to the western Highlands of Scotland and the breed has remained unchanged for 200 years. Highlands have the ability to weather harsh winters without developing excess fat due to their long, heavy hair. Studies in the US have verified that Highland Beef is 38% lower in fat content and 4% lower in cholesterol than steaks from local supermarkets. It is so lean that it is comparable with chicken and fish fat content. Our Scottish Highland is 100% Grass-fed in Caledon.
The average Highland per 100 grams has:
- A fat content of 4.5g/100g compared to other breeds of 15.6g/100g
- A cholesterol content of 40.9mg/100mg compared to other breeds of 64.3mg/100mg
- A protein content of 20.7/100g compared to other breeds of 18.6g/100g
- An iron content of 2.1mg/100g compare to other breeds of 2.0mg/100mg