skip to Main Content

Tamarack Farms – Roseneath, ON

Richard and Nancy Self raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) sheep outdoors on pasture at Tamarack Farms in Roseneath, Ontario. The farm consists of 370 acres that Nancy and Richard use to raise sheep outdoors on pasture, as well as to grow hay to feed the sheep, make maple syrup and grow heirloom vegetables. “We always wanted to raise livestock and grow produce in a way that we would want for our own food,” Nancy says.

The 75 breeding ewes at Tamarack Farms are managed outdoors on pasture and moved regularly to fresh ground to give the sheep access to the most nutritious grazing, preventing the buildup of pests and diseases and ensuring the land remains healthy and productive.

Nancy decided to pursue Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW certification because she is passionate about giving her animals the best possible lives: “Animal welfare has always been at the core of our farm ethos,” Nancy says. “We want our sheep to have a very happy, healthy life and a peaceful end.” She felt they were already meeting most of the program standards, and could use the certification as a marketing tool. “We were very impressed with A Greener World and felt they had a similar perspective as us,” she explains. “We are proud of this certification. It provides a third-party validation of our efforts and will help customers understand how we care for our animals.”

Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW pasture-raised lamb from Tamarack Farms is available at several Toronto-based butcher shops and restaurants, including Oliffe, Cumbraes and Butchers of Distinction, as well as Primal Cuts store in Peterborough. For more information about Tamarack Farms—and where to purchase their Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW pasture-raised lamb—visit A Greener World’s online directory. To contact Tamarack Farms, email Nancy Self at naself@gmail.com or call 778-839-4711.

Recent Posts

Going Non-GMO

Over the last decade, the growth in demand for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) products has…

Bovine Bloat

Bloat is over-distension of the rumen caused by the accumulation of fermentation gases in the…

Removing Livestock

Sometimes it is necessary to remove your animals from pasture for welfare reasons. AGW’s farm…

Contact

A Greener World
PO Box 115
Terrebonne, OR 97760
+1 (800) 373-8806
info@agreenerworld.org

Follow Us

A Greener World is Global

Don't see your region yet?
Get in touch with us to see how we can work together.
info@agreenerworld.org | +1 800 373 8806

A Greener World promotes verified farming practices and encourages food choices that deliver positive impacts for the environment, society and animals—whether farmed or wild. We advocate practical and positive solutions, centered on a range of trusted and transparent market-based certifications, to inspire people to spend their food dollars in ways that result in real change.

© Copyright 2020 A Greener World · All Rights Reserved · Privacy Policy · Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 81-2116665

Back To Top
×Close search
Search
We want to hear from you!

Can you take this survey to help build a greener world?

Click here to take the survey now and be entered to
win a prize!
close-link
This website uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More