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ECOLOGICAL MEAT STANDARD VERIFIED
VERIFIED 30 MAY 2017
Featherhead Farms Freedom Ranger
This poultry operation has been awarded an EMS GRADE 9, certificate valid through 30 MAY 2018.
LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION (Technical Administrator Notes)
GENETICS: 2 Points Awarded (Green)
Freedom Ranger. This breed has a slower, healthier growth rate than conventional birds and is able to survive and breed in the wild without human assistance.
LIFESTYLE: 2 Points Awarded (Green)
These birds have a rotational pasture lifestyle. They are rotated daily on pasture using open air pasture coops.
NUTRITION: 2 Point Awarded (Green)
Organic Certified feed from Modesto Millings. This feed is ecologically appropriate to supplement the diet of pastured chickens with nutrients found in the chickens' wild diet.
Feed: Soy Free Chick Starter/Grower 24% protein.
DEPARTURE: 1 Point Awarded (Yellow)
Short transport of 20 minutes to registered USDA slaughter facility in California. Electric stun used before slaughter and processing.
POST PROCESSING: 2 Points Awarded (Green)
Birds are air chilled post processing and vacuum sealed. Mild cleaning agents used in processing facility. (This facility is under further review.)