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ECOLOGICAL MEAT STANDARD VERIFIED
VERIFIED 22 MARCH 2017
Mendocino Meats Pastured Pork
This farm has been awarded a EMS GRADE 8 certificate valid through 22 MARCH 2018.
LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION (Technical Administrator Notes)
GENETICS: 2 Points Awarded (Green)
Mixed breed: Tamworth, Mulefoot, Red Wattle, Berkshire, Large Black, American Guinea Hog, and Eurasians. Breeds have slower growth rates and are able to survive and breed in the wild without human interference.
LIFESTYLE: 2 Points Awarded (Green)
Rotational pasture lifestyle rotated monthly (irrigated pasture). Pigs may experience temporary stay in hoop barn with 1/2 acre access during winter rainy season.
NUTRITION: 1 Point Awarded (Yellow)
Non-GMO diet from a variety of sources. Feed includes hemp seed meal/chia seed/flax/coconut, spent grains and dairy waste from a collection of feed suppliers, brewing companies, and dairies.
Pigs receive vaccination Farrowsure Gold B to protect against 6 strains of Leptospirosis. Medications not administered unless life threatening emergency.
DEPARTURE: 1 Point Awarded (Yellow)
Short low stress transport to registered USDA slaughter facility in Northern California. Electric stun used before slaughter and processing.
POST PROCESSING: 2 Points Awarded (Green)
Mild cleaning agents used in processing facility. (This facility is under further review.) Pigs are air dry aged before butchering.