Lost Coast Ranch

Product offeringsRetail cuts, whole, half
Market areaOnline
LocationPetrolia, CA
Specialty labels100% grass fed, Wagyu
Participated in Survey?Yes
Total Score950

Lost Coast Ranch provides online and mail order sales of organic beef. They raise angus-wagu beef cattle.

TOTAL (possible score is 1100) 950
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Transparency and Disclosure
100Excellent disclosure
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
100Single farm source
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
100All beef confirmed domestic
Farms that are 100% certified organic receive the most points, farms/brands that are split conventional and organic receive fewer points.
Commitment to Organics
100Only offers organic products
This category is non-scoring and provided for information purposes.
Organic Certifier
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
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
100100% grass fed and finished, grazing year?round/finished on pasture
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
90100% of feed grown on operation, year-round grazing, grazes riparian zones
Brands that closely monitor and manage for health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Stewardship
80Monitors for 100% vegetative cover, erosion, and plants native species. Only rotates as season dictates. Uses public lands (BLM) for grazing
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
100100% of feed produced locally on-operation
Lower cull and death rates recieve more points.
Cull and Death Rates
80At or below 10%
More points are given for greater frequency of contact and close management with cattle and closed herds.
100Close oversight, 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