Birdsboro Kosher Farms

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersBirdsboro, PA
ProductsChicken
Websitewww.birdsborokosher.com/
Market AreaNationwide
Total Score0

This brand did not participate in Cornucopia’s survey. Any information regarding their practices is based off background investigations, with points assigned based on how trustworthy that information was determined to be by investigators.

We recommend that consumers of this brand encourage them to participate fully in our efforts to keep the organic label transparent.

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1800) 0
1-Bird Rating | Poor
Family Farms and cooperatives receive the most points. Corporations and companies with poor or negligible farm oversight receive the fewest points.
Ownership structure
0This brand sources chicken from multiple family-scale farms
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
0No Response
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Transparency and Disclosure
0This brand did not respond to our survey and was not transparent in follow up investigations
Points determined by integrity of the brand’s organic certifier.
Organic Certifier
0No Response
To receive full points, flocks must number 500 birds or fewer (200 for turkeys).
Flock size
0No Response
No more than 1.5 lbs of bird per square foot is required for full points.
Stocking Density
0No Response
Mobile housing receives the highest number of points.
Housing Style
0No Response
Heritage varieties receive the highest number of points.
Strain and/or Breed and Slaughter Age
0No Response
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
0No Response
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
0No Response
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
No physical alterations required for full points. Permitting beak tipping results in fewer points.
Physical Alterations
0No Response
Measures farm oversight. Farmer owned brands, or daily visits by management required for maximum points.
Farm Support
0No Response
Non-scoring, category provided for information only.
Slaughter Method (non-scoring)
Unknown
Non-scoring, category provided for information only.
Soy Free Ration? (non-scoring)
Unknown
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
0None