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Quinn’s Meats finds new owner: Enright Cattle Company

Brian Quinn’s Meats in Yarker. Photo via Realtor.ca

In November, Kingstonist ran a feature about a long-standing abattoir and butcher shop that had gone up for sale in Yarker, Ont.

This week, it was confirmed that Darold and Kara Enright of Enright Cattle Company are the new owners, having taken over operations as of Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

Kara Enright said that Quinn’s customers should expect very little to change. Staff, hours and the name of the business will all remain the same, except of course for Brian and Brenda Quinn, who have retired.

The Yarker operation includes an abattoir, retail meat shop as well as adjacent home. Brian Quinn told Kingstonist in November that during his career, he had watched as the number of abattoirs for local and regional farmers in Eastern Ontario has steadily dwindled.

“It has been tight,” Enright confirmed, regarding regional meat processing resources. “We’re really excited,” she added. “We’re looking forward to supporting the other local farmers in the area and providing them with the same quality products and services.”

She said that customers can expect to see Enright Cattle products available at the retail store, as they move their own processing over to Quinn’s from Tweed.

The family-owned Enright farm sells ethically-raised, hormone-free beef, as well as tallow soap, balm, candles and hand-crafted leather goods.

“We raise our cattle on the crops grown here on our farm, a grass and grain diet, without the use of hormones,” says a description on the company’s Facebook page. “We sell both wholesale and retail. Families can order our products on our website or visit our… farm retail store.”

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Samantha Butler-Hassan, Local Journalism Initiative

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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