2024- Daniel, Lorin & Barry Doerksen- Gem, AB

Brothers Daniel, Lorin and Barry Doerksen are fourth generation producers operating a mixed farming and ranching operation in Gem, AB along with their father Arno and his brother Tim. Their irrigated land base supports production of cash crops and forage crops grown for winter feed and silage. Along with a commercial cow-herd, the family also raises pure bred Hereford and Red Angus cattle offering bulls and bred heifers for sale annually. They select for easy fleshing cattle with fertility and longevity being top priorities.

With cattle genetics geared for beef production on forage, the Doerksen’s ventured into direct marketing of grass finished beef in 2018 under their brand Gemstone Grass Fed Beef. They market their beef directly to consumers through their butcher shop and food kiosk at the Calgary Farmers Market West and online at www.gemstonegrassfedbeef.com. Their farm to table business has given them cause to continue improving the quality of their beef through genetics and regenerative farming practices.

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