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ECOLOGICAL MEAT STANDARD VERIFIED
VERIFIED 12 MARCH 2017
Napa Grass Farmer Pastured Poultry
This poultry operation has been awarded an EMS GRADE 8, certificate valid through 12 MARCH 2018.
LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION (Technical Administrator Notes)
GENETICS: 1 Points Awarded (Yellow)
Cornish Cross. The industry standard in the US, characterized by fast growth rate and breast size. This breed is unable to survive or reproduce 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.)