Red Hoof Farm

Product offeringsRetail cuts, organs, ground
Market areaLocally in WI, Locally in MN, farm direct, delivery
LocationPort Wing, WI
Specialty labels100% grass fed
Participated in Survey?Yes
Total Score1005

Red Hoof Farm is a small, certified organic, family farm in Port Wing, WI that produces grass-fed/pasture raised beef meat cuts. They serve Twin Ports, the South Shore, Hayward and surrounding communities. They can make weekly deliveries to your doorstep.

Check Red Hoof Farm’s Facebook for current sourcing information. Products may be found at retail locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Including: Hansen’ IGA in Washburn, Ehler’s General Store in Cornucopia (WI), Johnsons Store in Port Wing (WI), the Chequamegon Food Coop in Ashland (WI), the Whole Food Co-op (Denfeld and Hillside) in Duluth (MN), Andy’s Foods in Bayfield (WI), Miller’s Meat Market in Hayward (WI), and Homestead Gardens in Washburn (WI).

This farm is certified by the Real Organic Project:

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TOTAL (possible score is 1100) 1005
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Transparency and Disclosure
100Superb 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
90Close relationship with suppliers
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
70Brand sources beef from multiple farms and/or ranches
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 markets certified organic beef
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
100Real Organic Project
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
100Finished on pasture; cattle must be pasture fed and only given dry hay or baleage during off pasture season. Exceptions for droughts and other severe weather
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
100Management rotational grazing, ensures 100% vegetative cover
Brands that closely monitor and manage for health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Stewardship
90Manages to increase natural resources of the operation using some monitoring techniques
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
95Majority of feed is grown on site for suppliers, rest is bought from local organic suppliers; brand supplies certified organic feed to its beef suppliers
Lower cull and death rates recieve more points.
Cull and Death Rates
80Under 10% annually
More points are given for greater frequency of contact and close management with cattle and closed herds.
80Brand inspects cattle when transporting; otherwise closed herds (apart from breeding bulls)
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