Chino Valley Ranchers

Rating
CompanyChino Valley Ranchers
Outdoor AccessConfinement/Unknown
Market AreaWest, South, Midwest
LocationArcadia, CA
Market Area DetailWest, South, Midwest
Total Score0

Chino Valley’s operation in Idalou, Texas is one of a handful of giant “factory farms” that were targeted by The Cornucopia Institute in its aerial photography surveillance. On a day with ideal weather for organic livestock to be outdoors, not one chicken was visible. This resulted in Cornucopia filing a formal legal complaint against the company and, subsequently, its certifier (CCOF).

CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 2700) 0
1-Egg Rating | Poor
Family farms and farmer cooperatives that market their own eggs receive the most points. Corporations that do not produce any eggs receive the fewest points.
Ownership Structure
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Flocks of 500 birds or fewer receive the most points based on Animal Welfare Approved standards.
Average Flock Size
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Single henhouses receive the most points.
Single or Double Henhouses
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Animal Welfare Approved and Biodynamic certifications receive the most bonus points. Producers are not penalized for not having additional certifications beyond organic.
Other Certifications (bonus points)
0
Points determined by integrity of the brand’s organic certifier.
Organic Certifier
0
Farms that are 100% certified organic receive the most points, farms/brands that are split conventional and organic receive fewer points.
Commitment to Organics
0
More than 1.8 square feet per bird receives the most points, less than 1.2 square feet receives the fewest.
Indoor Space per Bird
0
Farms with perches, scratching areas and deep litter or year round pasture receive the most points.
Indoor Enrichments
0
Farms that freshen litter weekly receive the most points.
Litter Management
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Farms that ensure birds have ample access to outdoors during daylight hours receive the most points.
Natural Light
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Farms that ensure 108ft2 per bird or more outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Space per Bird
0
Farms that ensure birds are in mobile housing or 1 large door per 75 birds receive the most points.
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors
0
Farms that ensure birds have access to feed, water and shade outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Enrichments
0
Farms that can ensure outdoor access year round or those that only confine birds during inclement weather receive the most points.
Outdoor Space Exemptions
0
Farms that use mobile housing rotated on pasture every 1-2 days or weekly receive the most points.
Outdoor Management System
0
Farms that recycle chicken manure on the farm, using it for fertilizer, without causing nutrient pollution, receive the most points.
Manure Handling System
0
Farms that never force molting receive the most points.
Forced Molting
0
Farms that never trim or tip beaks receive the most points.
Beak Trimming
0
Farms where hens live an average of 3+ years or 1.6-3 years receive the most points.
Laying Hen Lifespan
0
Farms where spent hens die a natural death, are sold for meat, or are processed and sold for human consumption, receive the most points.
Use of Spent Hens
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Farms where the death loss rate of hens is less than 3% annually receive the most points.
Death Loss Rate
0
Farms that breed and incubate their own chicks, or raise their own pullets, receive the most points.
Pullets
0
Farms that allow pullets access to the outdoors within the first 6 weeks of life, or within 6-10 weeks, receive the most points.
Pullet Access to Outdoors
0
Farms where all feed is produced on the farm receive the most points.
Feed Produced on Farm
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Farms where 100% of the feed is grown in the US or Canada receive the most points.
US Grown Feed
0
No points are given for this but the information may be useful to certain consumers looking to avoid soy.
Soy in Feed
0
Farms that do not feed synthetic amino acids receive the most points.
Synthetic Amino Acids
0
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Disclosure Rate
0