Welcome to Honeybrook Farms

Your Source for Angus and Lowline genetics in Canada

We live in West Central Saskatchewan. This year the farm was recognized as a Century Family Farm- Elsie Monteith’s (Lee’s mom) family homesteaded this land in 1906. The land has been continuously farmed – beef and dairy cattle- since that time by members or the Monteith family.

We run a commercial beef cattle herd and are very involved in three breeds of registered cattle. We have been raising Lowline/Aberdeen Cattle for about 7 years now, in addition our son James has a small herd of registered Galloway cattle under the herd name Netherbrook Galloway. We have about 20 registered Lowline/Aberdeen cattle and James has 7 registered Galloways. We recently acquired 3 registered Angus Heifers to add to our beef production program. Beef production is the main focus of the farm and producing a highly efficient cow that produces a tender and tasty beef is the goal. We are crossing the Lowline/Aberdeen with the commercial cattle to improve cow efficiency. We also have crossed the Lowline/Aberdeen with the Galloway and are finding there are likely few better cattle to put into a grass fed beef operation. The efficiency of these breeds on grass is without comparison and the carcass qualities result in an unbelievably tasty and consistent product. Our newest venture is the production of Aberdeen Plus cattle. These are a cross between a registered Angus and a registered Lowline/Aberdeen. The goal being to marry the performance ability of todays modern Angus with the calving ease and vigor of the Lowline/Aberdeen and still keep all the qualities of the Angus beef – as both breeds originate with Aberdeen Angus cattle. We are slowly growing a producer to consumer beef market. Our beef is pasture raised and supplemented with grain or field peas for the last few weeks.

We are actively participating in a genomics project being run by the Canadian Beef Breeds council to establish a baseline for genomic EPD in the Lowline breed and we are also participants in the Canadian Angus Identification and Performance Program CAIPP.

In addition, Lee maintains a small commercial apiary running between 200-250 hives of honey bees. Our honey is shipped to the Alberta Honey Producers Coop as well as packaged and sold off farm. Summer is a very busy time. Cathy is a veterinarian who works as a veterinary Clinical pathologist.

Featured Recipe:

Beef lentil soup:

This is a hearty soup that is more of a stew than true soup. A great meal with homemade buns or biscuits.

1lb ground beef
1 cup green lentils
¼ c pearl barley (or wild rice if you want to keep it gluten free)
6 c beef stock
1 large onion chopped
1 garlic clove minced (large clove)
2 c canned diced tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1tbsp chopped parsey
1 tbsp basil dried
1tsp thyme
1 tsp cumin
pinch of ginger
salt and pepper to taste

Mix together ingredients and put in a Ziploc bag or resealable container add meat.
Marinate at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.
If you are doing shish kabobs then put the mushrooms in the marinade as well for 1-2 hours.