Raymond and Corine
Colin, Tessa and Rylin
Raymond was raised on the farm where he and Corine live today and where they raised their four children Marissa, Jessica, Sarena and Colin. Their seven grandchildren are now their pride and joy. Raymond and Corine, along with Colin and his wife Tessa and their young daughter Rylin make the day-to-day operations of Hillview Farms happen. In addition to the cattle herd and grain operation, they enjoy their horses, Border Collies and Rough Collies and have been very involved in 4-H for many years.
We were founding members of the Prime Limousin Club and enjoyed many great years selling bulls and females as part of that group. As our operation and sale offering has grown, we have been hosting our own annual on-farm sale since 2017. We invite you to join us for our Hillview Farms Bull & Female Sale on the first Saturday of March annually at Colin and Tessa's farm southwest of Morinville, Alberta.
We have made tremendous friends in the cattle business and have appreciated all of the relationships formed with our buyers over the years. Your trust in our program means the world to us, and we endeavour to continue to provide outstanding Limousin cattle and exemplary customer service for years to come. We always welcome your call to visit about our cattle or to come for a tour of the herd.
Left to right below: Chris, Elliana, Marissa, Brynnly & Rhys Brewer - Bryan, Liam, Owen & Jessica Reidy - Corine & Raymond Verbeek - Sarena, Keiran & Ryan Fuhrmann - Tessa & Colin Verbeek
In 1917, Raymond's parents settled on the land that we continue to farm today. The Verbeek's operation was originally grain and hogs. A small dairy herd and eventually beef cattle were added to the farm in the 70's. After trying out various exotic breeds, Limousin was found to be far superior for their calving ease and calf vigour with a more moderate frame and ample muscle. Verbeek Limousin began registering with the Canadian Limousin Association in 1977. In 1980, Raymond and Corine started registering as Hillview Farms. On the flat farmland that we reside on directly north of Edmonton, hills are few and far between. While the 'hill' that we live on may only be a slight incline in the topography, it does give us a great view of the farmland that stretches out in all directions.
Today our operation consists of over 200 registered Limousin females as well as a mixed commercial herd of Colin & Tessa's. In addition to the cattle, we also grow cereal, oilseed and forage crops.
Farming in Sturgeon County Since 1917
Raising Purebred Limousin Since 1977
Raymond and his siblings, 1962.