Our certifications: 
 
Certified by A Greener World (AGW) since 2009, Le Biscornu is proud to have been the first Canadian farm to receive Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) certification. This certification, exclusive to family farms and based on animal science, offers the highest standards for animal welfare in the food industry. 
 
In 2013, we added our second certification: Certified Grassfed. This label guarantees you that our animals are grazing and that they do not receive any grains/concentrated during their lifetime. This feature ensures better health for the animal as well as products that better meet your nutritional needs

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Nos Produits:
 

Our meat: 
 
The meat of Biscornu is incomparable: tender, sweet and refined ... it will satisfy the most gourmet! 
 
We sell whole lamb, cut according to your instructions and vacuum packed. Reservations are made in the spring and delivery takes place in the fall. It is also possible to buy some parts at an open door on the farm 
 
We also sell sheep, mainly chopped, whose taste will surprise you positively. The sheep is sold by the piece and according to availability. 
 
Our restaurant: 
 
We invite you to try our lamb with the renowned Culinary Chef Colombe St-Pierre at her restaurant.



Our wool: 
 
Our fleece makes the joy of the spinner and knitters all over the country by its softness and diversity of natural colors. The most beautiful fleeces will be sold directly to spinners by hand and others will be sent in spinning to offer you various products. 
 
Fleece from lambs and ewes 
Roving 
Knitting yarn




The benefits of grazing 
 
Our flock of Icelandic sheep makes the most of pastures to meet their nutritional needs naturally. We also offer them at will a mixture of minerals to which we sometimes add seaweed (kelp). Unlike some "commercial" herds, our animals do not know the feedlots, receive no grain, feed, hormones or antibiotics in their ration. They eat what they are made of: grass! Thus, our grass-fed animals offer us the best: 
 
Better for animals 
Better for the planet 
Better for us!


Better for animals and the planet 
 
In addition to being better for our health, farms that graze animals protect animals and the soil. Animals are free to graze peacefully in the fields all summer long and are not confined to restricted areas where proximity and lack of good ventilation can cause respiratory and other diseases to proliferate. 
 
Soils also benefit from pastures. As they pass, animals naturally fertilize the soil, eliminating the need for chemical fertilizers. There is also evidence that grassland subsoil is richer in humus and useful insects such as earthworms than cereal cropland. Not to mention that pastures require less tillage, so less use of machinery, energy consumption and production of greenhouse gases.




Better for us 
 
We have been talking a lot about Omega-3s lately. Products "rich in omega-3" multiply on our shelves as fast as multi-national can find new ideas for us to present. But deep down, do we really know what we're talking about? 
 
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids for normal growth. They would play a very important role in the prevention and treatment of several diseases. 
 
Good. All this sounds wonderful but Omega-6 in all of this? They too are essential fatty acids! 
 
In Canada, for a product to be labeled "Contains omega-3 polyunsaturates" it must have a proportion per 100g corresponding to the standards established by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. However, this does not take into account the omega-6 / omega-3 ratio. But that seems to be the real source of the problem. We should look for an omega-6 / omega-3 equilibrium that is as close to 1/1 as possible. When talking about omega-3 deficiency, we should rather talk about an omega-6 / omega-3 imbalance.


Over the past 100 years, there has been an unprecedented and accelerated change in human nutrition. Current agriculture has increased production by using grain-based feeds for livestock feed. These cereals are often rich in Omega-6. As a result, some techniques of industrialized agriculture have reduced the Omega-3 content of many commodities such as meat of domestic animals, milk, eggs and even farmed fish, creating a significant imbalance of the famous  ratio Omega-6/Omega-3. 
 
In 1998, the University of Guelph, Ontario (Canada) published a study on the influence of forage on grain in fattening livestock on the fatty acid composition of fat. Animals fed grain for 200 days, which corresponds to the fattening time of US feedlots, had an Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio of 20: 1 while those fattened with feed had a ratio of 3/1. 
 
Another researcher from Laval University of Quebec (Canada) Yvon Chouinard concludes in one of his presentations "It is possible to increase the Omega-3 essential fatty acids content in meat and milk in ruminants by grazing (...)" 
 
In the interest of a healthy diet, we quickly tend to point out the red meat as a fatty food, low omega-3. Breeders try to restore their coat of arms by adding linseed or fish oil to the ration to increase omega-3 value. But why always add? What if we came back to farming methods closer to nature? Research is underway in France in this direction for the lamb grazing. Already some tests can prove that an animal was raised on pasture. These are not just "grano" theories of shepherds in sandals in a field. All this is scientifically proven. 
 
Considering that serious studies have shown the value of grazing in beef, bison and free-range hens, we believe that it is justified to believe that grazing lamb can also have these benefits. 
 
The meat of pasture animals because: 
 
- meat is less oily than grain-fed animals  
- it has a good omega-3 / omega-6 fatty acid profile  
- the meat contains other natural minerals and vitamins and is a source of conjugated linolenic acids (CLA), factors of resistance to cancer, obesity, diabetes and many autoimmune diseases