PARADISE ANGUS PROGRAMS, CERTIFIED BY THE CBGA
Paradise Farms carries 3 Angus Programs, Certified by the CBGA. Selection for the programs, Paradise Angus Beef,
Paradise Premium Angus, and Paradise Signature Angus, is a 4 step Process. To qualify for the
brands, cattle must meet the following criteria:
Step 1: Farm Management – Cattle must be fed and finished in Ontario by an Ontario Farmer. All cattle must be
identified and be traceable to birthing farm. Farms must practice animal and food safety operating procedures.
Cattle are fed pasture / forages and finished on a corn ration. Cattle have never been fed animal by-products and
never medicated feed.
Step 2: Abattoir Management – Abattoir and meat processor must be a federally registered plant, process under
HACCP protocols, and all product must be traceable from Farm to distributor.
Step 3: Live Animal Specifications – Only cattle that are Phenotypic of blank Angus cattle and hide must be at
least 51% solid black. Cattle genotype must be approved by the Canadian Angus Association. Brahman or breeds with
greater than 50% dairy influence are excluded. Cattle must be steers or heifers and less than 30 months old.
Step 4: Carcass Specifications – Carcasses are assessed by a third party grader, The Canadian Beef Grading Agency.
Carcasses are assessed based on the following characteristics:
- Yield Grades – Canada 1, 2 and 3
- Composition - Must meet Canada A requirements or higher for lean and fat with no internal hemorrhages
- Muscling – Good to excellent as defined by Canadian Beef Grading Agency
The cattle that meet the above criteria are then Branded based on Marbling:
PARADISE ANGUS - Certified by the CBGA Canada AA or higher
PARADISE PREMIUM ANGUS - Certified by the CBGA Canada AAA or higher
PARADISE SIGNATURE ANGUS - Certified by the CBGA Canada Prime or higher