Bentinck Packers will custom process your hunted game into your choice of sausage, summer sausage or pepperoni just to mention a few options. All hunted game is processed for customer use only and not for resale.

Game animals usually get more exercise, so the meat is learner, lower in total fat and saturated fat, and also lower in calories than its domestic counterparts. Because game has a more varied diet than domestic animals, they usually have more omega-3 fatty acids in addition to iron and B vitamins.

Game is low in cholesterol and high in protein, which makes it one of the healthiest meats available today, and a proven heart-healthy choice.

Note: The fat content should be removed before cooking as it contains a slightly stronger taste. For maximum tenderness, cook slowly—either braise in liquid or roast and baste frequently with olive oil or other polyunsaturated cooking oil.



Great Nutrition…

Fat provides taste in food and an oil-rich texture. It supports the production of essential hormones and the uptake of vitamins in the human body. Lamb contains slightly more fat than beef. Lamb meat is a source of protein that is rich and balanced in essential amino acids.


Fat provides energy. It is one of the basic elements of body cells. It enables the production of hormones and the uptake of vitamins A, D, E and K into the body. Certain fats (Omega-3, for example) cannot be produced by the body. Therefore, these types of fat have to be absorbed from the food you eat.


The Right Amount of Fat…

A good quality lamb will have a nice fat finish, which not only adds flavour to the lean meat but can also be a healthy part of a balanced diet – in the right amount. Removing excess fat can reduce the amount of saturated fat by half while still maintaining lamb’s unique taste. This is because stearic acid accounts for almost one third of the total saturated fatty acids contained in lamb meat. Contrary to the majority of saturated fats, stearic acid can lead to an increase of good cholesterol and has no impact on the level of bad cholesterol.


Cooking food in a non-stick pan, on the grill or in the oven are good choices for people trying to reduce the level of fat in their diet. The leg, the rack (ribs) and the loin (back) are the leanest cuts of lamb.


Food Fact 1:

Less is more… How much you eat is just as important in a healthy diet as what you eat. Lamb cuts are smaller than other meats providing you with just the right- sized portion of meat for a healthy lifestyle.


Food Fact 2:

Lamb - a healthy alternative... Lamb is good source of iron and vitamins. Lamb meat is a source of protein that is rich and balanced in essential amino acids. It is particularly rich in vitamin B-12, and in niacin, zinc and iron, and only one-third of the fat in lamb is saturated, which makes it easier to remove excess fat before cooking.


Food Fact 3:

Supports Canadian farmers… Buying local lamb is a tangible way of supporting the 13,500 Canadian family sheep farms, and the overall agricultural industry.


Lamb Cuts:

Lamb Cuts


Fresh Canadian Lamb

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Pork… Also a Powerhouse of Nutrition

Canadian pork contains many essential nutrients to feed and nourish our bodies:

  • Thiamin (Vitamin B1): builds and repairs nerves & muscles

  • Riboflavin: maintains healthy skin and eyes; releases energy form proteins

  • Niacin (Vitamin B3): maintains digestive tract; protects the nervous system

  • Vitamin B6: helps transport amino acids

  • Vitamin B12: maintains red blood cells; supports cell function & metabolism

  • Pantothenic Acid: releases energy from food

  • Zinc: enhances and protects bones; develops & maintains immune system

  • Iron: builds hemoglobin in red blood cells; prevents nutritional anemia

  • Protein: builds and repairs body tissues; forms antibodies to fight off infection

  • Fat: supplies energy; promotes normal growth; supplies essential fatty acids


Food Fact 1:

Research shows that Canadian pork is leaner than ever… which means pork can play a central role in a health diet. In fact, a pork tenderloin, with only 3.1 grams of fat per 85 gram serving, is as lean as skinless, boneless chicken breast.


Food Fact 2:

Many cuts of pork are lean and can easily fit into your healthy diet. Pork will allow you to enjoy meat while fulfilling ‘heart smart’ habits, managing diabetes, achieving weight loss goals or simply eating well.


Food Fact 3:

Research shows the benefits of including adequate portions of lean protein into your diet helps to stabilize blood sugar, increasing satiety (the feeling of fullness after eating) and maintaining lean muscle mass even if losing body weight. The fat in pork is trans-fat free and most mono- and poly-unsaturated. Therefore, trimmed pork is suitable for even cholesterol-lowering or ‘heart-healthy’ diets.

Pork Cuts:

Pork Cuts


 Canada Pork

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Canada Food Guide

Canadian Beef is a naturally nutrient-rich powerhouse:

  • Protein: essential for growth; helps curb hunger

  • Iron: iron in beef can be quickly and easily absorbed

  • Magnesium: important for making bones and for energy metabolism

  • Phosphorus: build and maintain bones and teeth

  • Potassium: helps regulate blood pressure

  • Selenium: important antioxidant

  • Zinc: supports a healthy immune system

  • Niacin: crucial for energy production

  • Pantothenate: helps your body use energy from foods

  • Riboflavin: needed to release energy from foods

  • Thiamine: helps your body use energy from carbohydrates

  • Vitamin B6: protein metabolism and energy production

  • Vitamin B12: generates new cells and maintains nerve cells, crucial for early development and health aging

  • Vitamin D: helps to absorb calcium


Food Fact 1:

Whether you choose to buy Extra Lean, Lean, Medium or Regular Ground Beef, the same guidelines for maximum fat content apply to all ground meats. So, lean and extra lean ground beef have the same maximum fat content as lean and extra lean ground chicken, turkey, pork, lamb or veal.


Food Fact 2:

Beef is one of nature's richest sources of iron. A 100 gram serving of lean beef provides almost four times as much iron as a cup of raw spinach.


Food Fact 3:

Beef can help you succeed in taking a healthier approach to your children’s meal plan. Lean beef, including lean ground beef, are nutrient-packed and deliver 14 essential nutrients, including iron and high quality protein, which are required for healthy growth and development.

Beef Cuts:

Beef Cuts


Canadian Beef

Washington Post "Try Out Game Meat"

Canada Food Guide


At Bentinck Packers, we have the capacity to work with our customers one-on-one to meet their individual needs. Our flexible structure and versatile protocols enable us to ensure that each customer receives their order exactly as desired.

With an ever-evolving awareness regarding the importance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, the importance of regular consumption of quality meats has been re-inspired.

Following a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle is one of the most important, and often easiest, things you can do to achieve and maintain overall health. The bonus is that you can, and are encouraged to, eat meat on a regular basis, as part of your overall nutrition.

Animal foods contain high-quality, or complete, protein, which means they supply all the amino acids your body needs to build the protein used to support body functions. It also supplies your body with key nutrients such as iron, zinc, magnesium, vitamin E and B vitamins. The key to success is found in lean red meats, which can be part of a healthful diet. Research shows that eating lean beef and pork effectively lowers bad LDL cholesterol and raises good HDL cholesterol.

Bentinck Packers can ensure a quality cut and will trim the visible fat, providing customers with products that meet and exceed expectations. 

Food Fact:

Meat tastes great, and is good for you.