The VG Meats Difference
Learn Where Your Meat Comes From
What sets our meat apart from the rest is our commitment to our work and to our customers.
Ontarians want to know where their meat is coming from and we guarantee local, never fed antibiotics, no added hormone, beef. We only feed our families the best and we know our customers expect the same.
Animal care is at the top of our list so all our farms must meet our care and handling requirements.
Animal care is very important to us. Not only does high care mean higher quality product, it also means that we are proud of what we do and how we conduct our business.
Small Herd Size
We work with farmers who are like us. Small herd size ensures that we can provide high care and we can be confident that all our animals are humanely raised.
We do more than just sell meat. We research, study and innovate to bring you the best possible eating experience.
We know how important it is that you know where your beef comes from. Our traceability program is the best way to ensure the integrity of our beef when being purchased from an exterior retailer.
Safety & Quality
We record where the animal was raised, its age, what it was fed and other significant events that we think may be useful. This helps us build quality and ensure consumer safety.
We have grown up in the butcher shop. We know the trade and what it means to deliver high quality meat.
There is at least one family member involved in every aspect of the process. This helps us maintain our quality and maintain the traditions passed down from our grandfather that make VG Meats unique.
Past Meets Present
We not only have the butchering experience of the past generations, we have the innovation and research of the present. Each VG brother focuses on a specific aspect of the business.
We know our customers value the farm to fork approach and we believe in being local for the right reasons.
Many companies throw around the word “local” but can only claim that part of their business is truly local. At VG Meats, our products were born, raised, fed, processed and packaged in Ontario by the Van Groningen family & friends.
Our beef is homegrown from our own herd of cattle, our pork still comes from the same area farmer it did 30 years ago, and all of our poultry is locally raised and processed.
Local Means Quality
By raising the product ourselves and sourcing out through local suppliers, our short supply chain guarantees our high quality meat is sold at fair prices.
We proudly display the Foodland Ontario logo on all of our products.
With the help of nutritionists, we balance the feed to ensure good animal health and welfare without the need for antibiotics.
Proper Health Care
Proper health care and vaccinations are given to maximize the health of our animals resulting in a pure, safe and healthy product.
Treatment When Sick
Antibiotics are given only when necessary to treat a sick animal. We believe this is the right thing to do. The animal lives through the withdrawal period to ensure there are no antibiotics in the meat when it reaches your table.
Fresh Air Year Round
Allowing fresh air year round has helped to reduce lung associated distress like instances of pneumonia, as prolonged exposure to indoor venting systems with all of those big bodies can cause strain on their lungs.
All of our beef is free of added growth hormone. There are many reasons why we don’t believe in adding hormones, but probably the biggest reason for us is that it makes for tough beef!
Hormones = Tough Beef
Our cattle are raised without the use of growth promoting hormones or hormone implants. Implants make the beef cuts larger, tougher and result in a decrease in flavour.
Quality & Care
Being a family owned and operated company that has been in the business for generations, we know how to produce good beef naturally. We believe in high care and high quality which is another reason we don’t add hormones to our beef.