Green Pastures Poultry Farm

Rating
Outdoor AccessStandard USDA Protocol
Market AreaWI
LocationCashton, WI
Market Area DetailWisconsin
Total Score1820

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CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 2700) 1820
3-Egg Rating | Very Good
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
100family farm, produces all of own eggs
Flocks of 500 birds or fewer receive the most points based on Animal Welfare Approved standards.
Average Flock Size
801,400 birds
Single henhouses receive the most points.
Single or Double Henhouses
100single
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)
Points determined by integrity of the brand’s organic certifier.
Organic Certifier
100NICS
Farms that are 100% certified organic receive the most points, farms/brands that are split conventional and organic receive fewer points.
Commitment to Organics
100100% organic farm
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
801.7 sq. ft./bird
Farms with perches, scratching areas and deep litter or year round pasture receive the most points.
Indoor Enrichments
100perches, dust baths, pasture access
Farms that freshen litter weekly receive the most points.
Litter Management
80litter freshened as needed; seasonal pasture access
Farms that ensure birds have ample access to outdoors during daylight hours receive the most points.
Natural Light
90All natural light with artificial light added in winter for 14 hour day length
Farms that ensure 108ft2 per bird or more outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Space per Bird
40
Farms that ensure birds are in mobile housing or 1 large door per 75 birds receive the most points.
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors
40One door
Farms that ensure birds have access to feed, water and shade outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Enrichments
80water, shelters
Farms that can ensure outdoor access year round or those that only confine birds during inclement weather receive the most points.
Outdoor Space Exemptions
70confined seasonally
Farms that use mobile housing rotated on pasture every 1-2 days or weekly receive the most points.
Outdoor Management System
60fixed structures with non-rotated outdoor space
Farms that recycle chicken manure on the farm, using it for fertilizer, without causing nutrient pollution, receive the most points.
Manure Handling System
100Used on farm
Farms that never force molting receive the most points.
Forced Molting
100no forced molting
Farms that never trim or tip beaks receive the most points.
Beak Trimming
50Pullets come trimmed
Farms where hens live an average of 3+ years or 1.6-3 years receive the most points.
Laying Hen Lifespan
401 year
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
100Sold as stewing hens
Farms where the death loss rate of hens is less than 3% annually receive the most points.
Death Loss Rate
2010%
Farms that breed and incubate their own chicks, or raise their own pullets, receive the most points.
Pullets
40Buy ready-to-lay pullets
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
2022 weeks
Farms where all feed is produced on the farm receive the most points.
Feed Produced on Farm
50no feed produced on farm but birds acquire some of diet from pasture
Farms where 100% of the feed is grown in the US or Canada receive the most points.
US Grown Feed
70Actively work to secure domestic grain
No points are given for this but the information may be useful to certain consumers looking to avoid soy.
Soy in Feed
Yessoy in feed ration
Farms that do not feed synthetic amino acids receive the most points.
Synthetic Amino Acids
102.5 lbs per ton
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Disclosure Rate
100