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Brand Name Nature's Yoke
Rating (3)    
Company Westfield Egg Farm, Inc.
Location New Holland, PA
Market Area Northeast
Web Site http://www.naturesyoke.com
 

This highly rated brand of organic eggs participated in the Organic Egg Scorecard project by answering questions about their production practices. Details about their egg production practices can be found in the table below.

We also encourage all highly rated egg brands to send us a brief description of their farm or company and up to two graphic images (normally one of their logo) to post on this webpage. This farm/company has not sent us their materials; if you are one of their customers, and would like to know more about their background, please contact them and encourage them to forward their information to Cornucopia.


Criteria Points Comments
Organic Certifying Agent 85 PCO
Ownership Structure 80 Family-owned business
Egg Supply 80 multiple family farms
Disclosure 90 No supplier information
Commitment to Organics 40 Split, no cages
Single or Double Henhouses 100 single
Outdoor Space 60 less than 1.75 sq. ft./bird
Exit to the Outside 60 ranges from 12 inch door per house to entire barn open
Outdoor Space Exemptions 90 inclement weather
Outdoor Opportunity for all Birds 25 Between 25% and 75%
Outdoor Rotation 60 no rotation; adequate outdoors
Outdoor Vegetation 80 living vegetation and dirt
Indoor Space 80 1.25 sq. ft./bird
Indoor Enrichment 100 perches, scratching areas, litter
Natural Light 90 abundant natural light in henhouses
Pasture Shared with Other Animals 50 no pasture
Manure Handling System 90 varies, some farms sell off-farm, most use on-farm
Feed - Any Produced on farm 60 some farmers produce own feed; others do not produce own feed
Replacement Stock 80 some farmers raise their own from day 1, others acquire pullets from outside sources
Laying Hen Lifespan 70 1.5 years
Beak Trimming 75 yes, before 10 days
Farm Support 60 relies on third-party inspection
TOTAL (possible score is 2200) 1605 THREE EGGS (Very Good)