Mosel Organic Farms

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersPage, NE
Websitehttps://www.wildflourgrocer.com/shop/mosels-organic-farm/5
Market AreaNE
Total Score1345

Mosel Organic Farms is a 3rd generation organic crop and livestock farm. They sell Certified Organic free range eggs locally to supermarkets in Nebraska.

CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 1700) 1345
4-egg
Brands that have close daily control over their egg production receive the most points.
Ownership Structure
100Single 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
100Highly committed to organic label
Additional certifications, depending on the credibility of the label, can demonstrate a commitment beyond the organic standards.
Other Labels and Standards
100Animal Welfare Approved (AWA)
Smaller flock sizes (the number of laying hens per housing structure) offer better animal welfare conditions.
Flock Size(s)
75Moderate flock size
The best housing offers space for natural behaviors and legitimate access to the outdoors through adequate exits.
Hen Housing and Exit Areas
70Fixed housing with moderate quality access (hens are not let out in the morning)
Adequate indoor spacing reduces stress and disease. With less crowding, birds can stretch their wings and more easily perform other natural behaviors.
Indoor Spacing
50Unknown spacing, brand did not identify square feet per bird, but spacing likely allows for natural behaviors
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
50Unknown spacing, brand did not identify square feet per bird, but birds have legitimate outdoor access
High quality outdoor access includes vegetation, soil, and ample opportunities to forage year-round.
Quality of Outdoor Access
75Some vegetation maintained in planted crop areas, otherwise bare dirt. Space is not rotated
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
80Enrichments are provided outdoors
Chickens use their beaks to interact with the world. Authentic organic farmers account for this behavior, eschewing beak trimming.
Alterations
100Brand does not allow beak tipping or forced molting
Raising chicks on farm or buying them from certified organic hatcheries shows dedication to organic production from start to finish.
Chicks and Pullets
75Purchases and raises chicks on-farm
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
100Death rate below 2%, spent hens sold live
Brands that closely monitor and manage health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Impacts
90Diversified farm, manure composted steps taken for environmental sustainability
Feed Sourcing90grows 75% of their feed on farm and sources the rest locally
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
100Good animal welfare benchmark confirmed by AWA
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
90Good transparency
Brands do not receive points, but this information is offered for people with soy and/or gluten allergies.
Soy free and/or gluten free?
Not soy but yes, gluten free
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)
OCIA
Extra credit is offered for various practices that go above-and-beyond in some form.
Extra Credit
0None