Aurora Valley Poultry

Farm/Brand HeadquartersTualatin, OR
ProductsChicken, turkey
Market AreaOregon
Total Score420

Aurora Valley Poultry’s website notes they produce free-range organic chicken and eggs available in Oregon grocery stores.

TOTAL (possible score is 1800) 420
2-Bird Rating | Fair
Family Farms and cooperatives receive the most points. Corporations and companies with poor or negligible farm oversight receive the fewest points.
Ownership structure
50Family-owned business, but unclear involvement on-farm due to non-responsiveness
100% organic brands receive the most points. Split operations receive fewer with increased penalties for poor segregation at the processor and farm level.
Dedication to Organic Production
50No response; appears dedicated to orgnaic ideals
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Transparency and Disclosure
0This brand did not respond to our inquiries and accurate information was dificult to find in our investigations
Points determined by integrity of the brand’s organic certifier.
Organic Certifier
70Oregon Tilth (OTCO)
To receive full points, flocks must number 500 birds or fewer (200 for turkeys).
Flock size
40No response; flock size appears moderate
No more than 1.5 lbs of bird per square foot is required for full points.
Stocking Density
40No response; stocking density appears moderate
Mobile housing receives the highest number of points.
Housing Style
30Brand uses static housing with outdoor access provided alongside the barns
Heritage varieties receive the highest number of points.
Strain and/or Breed and Slaughter Age
20No response to survey, but cornish-type strain is used for chickens with colored turkey strains in use
Birds must spend 3/4ths or more of their lives outdoors for full points.
Timing for Outdoor Access
0No response
Enrichments include but are not limited to shade structures, water, novel feedstuff (greens, mealworms, sprouted grains), and dust baths.
Enrichments (outdoor and indoor)
0No response
Points awarded for labels that go above and beyond organic.
Other Labels/Standards
20No response; some products may be GAP certified
Maximum points given for high quality, rotated pasture. Non-rotated pasture adjacent to fixed housing with lower than 90% vegetative cover receives fewer points.
Outdoor Management
40No response; birds are given legitimate outdoor access, but it is of uncertain quality (turkeys are pictured outdoors but without vegetation coverage)
100 points for on-farm production and/or milling of feed. Fewest points given to feed that cannot be verified as domestic and/or birds get poor or no supplementation from outdoor foraging.
Feed Sourcing
0No response
Methionine needs met by outdoor foraging receives 100 points. Synthetic supplementation receives 70 points.
Synthetic Methionine
0No response
Under 5% cull and death rate required for full points.
Cull/death Rate
0No response
Chicks and poults that are certified organic since hatching, or are hatched on-farm receive 100 points. Off-farm or conventional chicks and poults receive 70 points.
Chick and Poult Sourcing
0No response; likely from conventional source
No physical alterations required for full points. Permitting beak tipping results in fewer points.
Physical Alterations
20No response; investigation shows beak trimming may occasionally be performed
Measures farm oversight. Farmer owned brands, or daily visits by management required for maximum points.
Farm Support
40No response; owners appear closely involved in day-to-day operations
Non-scoring, category provided for information only.
Slaughter Method (non-scoring)
Non-scoring, category provided for information only.
Soy Free Ration? (non-scoring)
Likely feeds soy
Maximum transparency, sharing of the organic systems plan, and/or novel practices that sets the brand apart from the rest of the industry can result in extra credit points.
Extra Credit