Sauder’s

Rating
CompanySauder, Inc.
Outdoor AccessConfinement/Unknown
Market AreaMid-Atlantic
LocationLititz, PA
Market Area DetailMid-Atlantic Region
Websitewww.saudereggs.com
Total Score1145

Sauder’s Organic Eggs are produced by hens that receive a special diet and special treatment: they are fed rations having ingredients that were grown without pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, hormones, or commercial fertilizers from the day of their birth; they receive no drugs; and they are free to roam throughout their hen house, entering and leaving their nests at will.

CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 2700) 1145
2-Egg Rating | Fair
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
70family owned business with contracts with other farmers
Flocks of 500 birds or fewer receive the most points based on Animal Welfare Approved standards.
Average Flock Size
0
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)
0none
Points determined by integrity of the brand’s organic certifier.
Organic Certifier
85PCO
Farms that are 100% certified organic receive the most points, farms/brands that are split conventional and organic receive fewer points.
Commitment to Organics
20split operation with organic and caged conventonal hens on same property
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
801.5 sq ft/hen
Farms with perches, scratching areas and deep litter or year round pasture receive the most points.
Indoor Enrichments
80perches with deep litter
Farms that freshen litter weekly receive the most points.
Litter Management
0
Farms that ensure birds have ample access to outdoors during daylight hours receive the most points.
Natural Light
90abundant natural light in henhouses
Farms that ensure 108ft2 per bird or more outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Space per Bird
10.1-1 sq ft/hen
Farms that ensure birds are in mobile housing or 1 large door per 75 birds receive the most points.
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors
4011 popholes per house
Farms that ensure birds have access to feed, water and shade outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Enrichments
0none
Farms that can ensure outdoor access year round or those that only confine birds during inclement weather receive the most points.
Outdoor Space Exemptions
90during inclement weather only
Farms that use mobile housing rotated on pasture every 1-2 days or weekly receive the most points.
Outdoor Management System
20fixed housing with little 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
80sold off 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
70within the first 10 days of life
Farms where hens live an average of 3+ years or 1.6-3 years receive the most points.
Laying Hen Lifespan
601.5 years old
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
0
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
40farmers purchase ready-to-lay pullets from outside sources
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
10no feed produce on farm nor are hens supplemented with pasture
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
Yessoy in feed
Farms that do not feed synthetic amino acids receive the most points.
Synthetic Amino Acids
70No more than 2 lbs per tonÊ
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Disclosure Rate
30did not fill out new survey, no photos, no producers