Avenales Cattle Co.

Rating
Product offeringsRetail cuts
Websitewww.avenalesranch.com
Market areaUnknown
LocationShandon, CA
Participated in Survey?No
Total Score400

This brand did not participate in Cornucopia’s survey.

Cornucopia’s investigation found very little information about this brand and associated farming practices. If you are familiar with this brand we encourage consumer to contact us with information and also to contact the brand owners and ask for them to participate in Cornucopia’s research.

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1100) 400
2-Steak
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Transparency and Disclosure
50Did not participate, investigation shows some information
Family farms and farmer cooperatives that market their own beef receive the most points. Corporations that do not directly produce any beef receive the fewest points.
Ownership History
50Several ranches owned within same family
Beef sourced from a single operation receives the most points. Beef of unclear origins and/or with poor oversight receives the fewest points.
Beef Supply
40Appears to be single ranch source but cannot confirm
Farms that are 100% certified organic receive the most points, farms/brands that are split conventional and organic receive fewer points.
Commitment to Organics
50Appears committed to organics
This category is non-scoring and provided for information purposes.
Organic Certifier
OC
Animal Welfare Approved, Real Organic Project, and Biodynamic certifications receive the most bonus points. Producers are not penalized for not having additional certifications beyond organic.
Other Labels and Standards
60GAP Level-4
100% grass-fed and finished or cattle finished with site-grown supplement receives the most points. Cattle finished exclusively in a feedlot receive the fewest points.
Beef Finishing
50No feedlots permitted with GAP Level-4
Points are awarded for quantity of time cattle are on pasture above and beyond what the USDA requires, and for the quality and care of the pasture.
Pasture and Grazing Management
50Pasture has to be maintain with 50% vegetative cover, other practices unknown
Brands that closely monitor and manage for health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Stewardship
50Some indication of good land stewardship practices, including conservation easement
Cattle finished on pasture or on feed that is grown on-farm or procured locally receive the most points. Feed of unknown origin, or known to be imported, receives the fewest points.
Feed Sourcing
0Unknown feed sourcing
Lower cull and death rates recieve more points.
Cull and Death Rates
0Unknown
More points are given for greater frequency of contact and close management with cattle and closed herds.
Oversight
0Unknown oversight or whether closed herd
Brands may receive extra credit for above and beyond transparency, or special practices not otherwise covered in the scorecard (see description for an explanation).
Extra credit
0None