Allan and Colleen Cathcart
By Beef Farmers of Ontario
Allan and Colleen Cathcart, fifth generation farmers from Kendal, Ontario, operate a cow-calf farm with Charolais beef cattle. Their top priority is to raise high quality and healthy animals in a stress-free environment with a key focus on increasing the number of animals on their farm, and using innovative technology to market their animals.
Colleen and Allan are currently engaged in a number of industry-driven programs developed to uphold consumer confidence in Canadian beef. They are enrolled in Canada’s Verified Beef Program, a national on-farm food safety program, and they also currently take part in a data sharing program, Beef InfoXchange System, that helps farmers keep track of how their cattle perform, even after they have left the farm. This program allows the farmer to use this information to help improve the genetics of their herd for the future and produce high quality beef.
Colleen and Allan enjoy taking part in their community and showing their love for the Ontario beef industry. Allan is a member of the Durham Cattlemen’s Association, while Colleen takes the time to reach out to the public and connect them to where their food comes from. She is an active agvocate, posting information and videos frequently to Twitter and Youtube. Check out her Twitter page, @collcat123 to learn more about Ontario beef farms straight from the farmer!