Circle JD Ranch

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersDe Soto, WI
WebsiteUnknown
Market AreaWI
Total Score75

Cornucopia’s investigation was able to garner little information about this brand and so far, the brand has not been in communication with our investigators. What information we do have shows this may be a small community-scale farm with at least one fixed poultry barn.

If you are a consumer of this brand, we encourage them to reach out and ask the brand to participate on Cornucopia’s survey.

CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 1700) 75
1-egg
Brands that have close daily control over their egg production receive the most points.
Ownership Structure
50Appears to be single farm
Brands that only produce organic products make the biggest investments — in time and money — in systems that benefit us all. Eggs sourced from a single operation receive the most points. Eggs of unclear origins and/or with poor oversight receives the fewest points.
Commitment to Organic Label
0Unknown commitment
Additional certifications, depending on the credibility of the label, can demonstrate a commitment beyond the organic standards.
Other Labels and Standards
0None
Smaller flock sizes (the number of laying hens per housing structure) offer better animal welfare conditions.
Flock Size(s)
0Unknown
The best housing offers space for natural behaviors and legitimate access to the outdoors through adequate exits.
Hen Housing and Exit Areas
25Single fixed barn with uncertain exits
Adequate indoor spacing reduces stress and disease. With less crowding, birds can stretch their wings and more easily perform other natural behaviors.
Indoor Spacing
0Unknown
High scoring brands provide enough space to allow each hen to fully utilize their outdoor area, and to perform instinctive behaviors without harming the environment.
Outdoor Spacing
0Unknown
High quality outdoor access includes vegetation, soil, and ample opportunities to forage year-round.
Quality of Outdoor Access
0Unknown
Birds that are introduced to the outdoors early are more accustomed to spending time outdoors without fear or stress.
Outdoor Access Timing
0Unknown
Year-round access to perches, scratching areas, deep litter, novel foodstuffs, and dust bathing contribute to quality of life.
Enrichments
0Unknown
Chickens use their beaks to interact with the world. Authentic organic farmers account for this behavior, eschewing beak trimming.
Alterations
0Unknown
Brands that have low rates of deaths and utilize their spent hens for human consumption or similar score the highest.
Deaths, Culls, and Spent Hens
0Unknown
Brands that closely monitor and manage health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Impacts
0Unknown
Feed Sourcing0Unknown
Brands that score well here go above and beyond to ensure the highest animal welfare, taking into consideration their hens’ safety and cleanliness, natural behavior, and stress levels.
Animal Welfare
0Unknown
Cornucopia believes you have a right to transparency. Top brands share information with Cornucopia via a survey and cooperate with our own independent investigations.
Transparency
0Did not respond to current investigation, lacks transparency
Soy free and/or gluten free? (non-scoring)Unknown
Brands do not receive points, but are invited to submit the name of their Accredited Organic Certifier (suppliers may have different certifiers).
Organic Certifier (non-scoring)
MOSA
Extra credit is offered for various practices that go above-and-beyond in some form.
Extra Credit
0None