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Ultimately, we don’t just grow beef. We grow people. We grow families.
Our farm has raised 5 generations of Hovens, and we want to help you raise yours.

Healthy Soils Grow Healthy Food

Healthy Soil makes Healthy Cattle which makes Healthy Beef which makes Healthy People The secret to making healthy soil is to put the most cattle on the smallest area of the earth for the shortest period. This picture shows our animals moving onto a…

Follow us on Instagram

We want people to see and learn what goes into growing your beef.  Most people are completely removed from food production so we use our mobile phones to bring people to the farm. It is our belief that in order to be part of…

Ask The Farmer: Part 1

A few questions came from a customer yesterday. I thought I would answer them and make a blog post as they are good questions. What breed are your cattle? We do not have a single breed of cattle on the farm. Our cows are…

Antibiotic Free: Why it Should Matter to you

In the midst of all the twitter uproar about Premier Brad Wall and A&W, I want to look at one of the protocols that A&W is promoting. A&W makes the claim that the beef they use is antibiotic free. And the response from the…

How We Move Our Cows

I put together this little video about how we do our daily moves with the cattle.  Please take 3 minutes to watch and learn. It has been 2 days since I filmed this so here are some additional thoughts. I really miss my Quad….

Gone in 60 Seconds…. Hail

Imagine losing a whole years work of effort and revenue in 60 seconds…. Hail can destroy a years worth of work in minutes.  Years of planning the best crop rotation reduced to stubble in the length of a song. Nothing else can cause as…

Hoven Farms 2017 Update

2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year. I will be honest – 2016 was a crazy year on the farm. We had cows, chickens, pigs, a huge 1.5 acre garden and the summer became quite the whirlwind. It was very exciting and…

Follow Us on Instagram

We use Instragram so we can give everyone a chance to see life on the farm. We post pics and we also use the story feature for videos of what we are doing.  Please check out those short 10 sec vids to see how…

January 2017 Meat Deliveries

Happy New Year! Hoven Farms is having a series of deliveries into Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer during the month of January 2017. UPDATED:  The delivery dates are as follows: CALGARY – Tuesday, January 24 2017 RED DEER – Tuesday, January 10 2017 EDMONTON –…