by Elizabeth Chorney-Booth for Avenue Magazine – Calgary
Ages: 36 (Lorin); 38 (Daniel); 33 (Barry)
Job titles: Farmers, ranchers and owners of Gemstone Grass Fed Beef
Why they’re 2023 Top 40 Under 40s: The fourth-generation ranchers have innovated their family business while raising beef that Calgarians can feel proud to eat.
Brothers Daniel, Lorin and Barry Doerksen grew up on their family farm in Gem, Alta., helping raise cattle to be sold on the commodity market — the typical model for most Alberta ranches. As they came of age, all three decided to make careers in ranching and also became drawn to regenerative farming and natural grass-fed beef.
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