Cantriex owns and maintains a herd of 300 Angus and Angus cross cows. The cows are wintered and calved at the home ranch at Lacombe, Alberta and then sent out to the various summer pastures located in central Alberta. The calves are backgrounded through the winter and then placed on pasture for the summer before being sent to the finishing facility. Management of the cows and calves is closely monitored by Philip Saretsky to ensure maximum efficiency is achieved and that the strict protocols required for EU export are maintained. Both the cows and calves are kept on the Pfizer Gold vaccination program and the majority of the production is placed into natural beef and EU export programs. Maintaining the cow herd ensures that Cantriex has a stake in each stage of the production cycle.