Engelbert Farms

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersNichols, NY
ProductsCheese
Websitewww.engelbertfarms.com
Market AreaNY
Total Score1535
CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)1535
5-Cow Rating | Top-Rated—Beyond Organic
Ownership structure100Farmstead dairy
Milk Supply100Single farm
Organic Production100Brand only markets organic
Disclosure of Information for Verification100Full disclosure
Organic Certification100Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF) and NOFA-NY
Other Labels/Standards0None
Grass-fed80“Pasture raised” with high DMI
Soy Free Ration?No
Pasture90Excellent pasture compliance
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate100Very low cull rate
Replacements100Closed herd
Calves75Removed shortly after birth (standard practice)
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage100No hormones used
Farm Support100Single farm
Procurement of Ingredients100No outside ingredients used in products
Extra Credit100With respect to the concern of fraudulent grain imports, this dairy produces 100% of their own feed.