Visit our family run historic ranch located in the Porcupine Hills west of Nanton, Alberta !
With the birth of little William Nathan Herbert in July 2008, our family entered it's fifth generation of ranching at Trail's End Ranch. We are pleased that our beef is raised as naturally now as when Will's great-great grandfather Fred Ings ran cattle on the open range in the late 1800's and later at Trail's End. He tells wonderful stories about this period in his autobiography Before the Fences, available through us or in bookstores. He started the well-known OH Ranch west of High River, Alberta in 1883, then Midway Ranch, Sunset Ranch, and Trail's End near Nanton in the early 1900's. Fred's wife Edith continued ranching after his death in the 1930's. From the mid-30's to mid-50's she ran a guest ranch at Trail's End. The WWII years found many young British Commonwealth pilots who trained in southern Alberta coming here on leave, for a time of peace, respite and fun. That same spirit is felt at the ranch today.
Trail’s End is now run by Fred and Edith’s granddaughter Linda Loree and her daughter and son-in law Rachel and Tyler Herbert. This small grassfed operation consists of the original family property in the Porcupine Hills west of Nanton and the Herbert’s native pasture and hay land on the rolling short grass prairie near Parkland. You and yours are always welcome to come and see the land and animals, and meet the family raising your beef.