Specialty Beef


Specialty beef brand thriving

Spring Creek Ranch extends its reach from restaurants to home cooks


It was working with chefs that really turned Kirstin Kotelko of Spring Creek Ranch on to the business of specialty beef.

Certainly, as the daughter of legendary Alberta rancher Bern Kotelko, Kirstin had plenty of experience around cattle. Raised on the family ranch near Vegreville, she did her share of farm chores and had seen mom, Donna, do wondrous things with beef in the kitchen.

Still, when Kirstin entered food business management at the University of Alberta’s faculty of agriculture in 2002, she had no idea she’d eventually build the fledgling Spring Creek Ranch brand from but a speck of the family business into a thriving entity geared toward a market ever more interested in knowing the source of its food.



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