Engelbert Farms

Rating
Product offeringsRetail cuts, veal, ground, half, quarter
Websitewww.engelbertfarms.com
Market areaLocally in NY, locally in PA, online, farm direct
LocationNichols, NY
Participated in Survey?Yes
Total Score990

Engelbert Farm Products are available in many of the local Health Food stores, found at Wineries, Cideries, and Breweries, local CSA’s and other Farm stores and Buying Clubs as well as served in many local restaurants, including Greenstar Co-operative market in Ithaca, NY. For a complete list of retailers, check out this list: https://engelbertfarms.com/in-stores-and-venues.html

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1100) 990
5-Steak
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Transparency and Disclosure
100Full transparency
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
100Farmstead with close oversight; also organic dairy
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
100Single-farm/ranch source
Farms that are 100% certified organic receive the most points, farms/brands that are split conventional and organic receive fewer points.
Commitment to Organics
100Committed to organic label ideals
This category is non-scoring and provided for information purposes.
Organic Certifier
MOSA
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
0None
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
100Exceeding minimum organic standards; not 100% grass fed but produces all feed on site
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
100Rotational grazing management, appear to care for pastures
Brands that closely monitor and manage for health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Stewardship
90Uses several markers to track land stewardship
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
100All feed produced on-site
Lower cull and death rates recieve more points.
Cull and Death Rates
100Low death rates
More points are given for greater frequency of contact and close management with cattle and closed herds.
Oversight
100Close oversight and 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