Dave and Angela are the third generation of Cammaerts to live and work on a farm in West Elgin, the sixth generation to farm in Canada. Our farm is conveniently located off the 401 corridor in Elgin County between Chatham and London, Ontario.
Our operation today is much the same as in earlier generations, except that we take advantage of modern technology. Dave Cammaert grew up in West Lorne and has spent most of his life centred around agriculture, including honing his farm management skills on his grandparent’s farm to agri-mechanics building grain bins. Angela Cammaert grew up on a cow-calf, cash-crop farm in Lucan-Biddulph before heading into the world of business management prior to returning to farming. As farm kids, Dave and Angela raised their own livestock. They knew how food was produced, all the hard work behind agriculture, and healthy animal care; it was a natural next step to include livestock with our cash crop operation.
At Cammaert Farms, we strive to produce all-natural beef. As Ontario Beef Farmers, we are responsible for producing food for Ontarians using sustainable methods. Our crop production program grows top-quality forage for cattle while supporting the environment.
Our cattle are raised the way nature intended; in a stress-free environment, grazing on grass mixtures and assorted grains. To achieve this, we adhere to the following principles:
Animal health and well-being are vital. Our herd is raised without using hormones or steroids. During processing, the utilization of the entire animal is paramount.
Transparency with our clients is of the utmost importance. Our focus is on sustainability, quality and accountability at Cammaert Farms.