Good Earth Farms

Farm/Brand HeadquartersMilladore, WI
ProductsChicken, soy free
Market AreaWisconsin, online
Total Score760
TOTAL (possible score is 1800) 760
3-Bird Rating | Very Good
Family Farms and cooperatives receive the most points. Corporations and companies with poor or negligible farm oversight receive the fewest points.
Ownership structure
90Family-scale producer with close neighbors contributing
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
90Farms appears dedicated to organic ideals; unclear about other supplier farms due to non-responsiveness
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Transparency and Disclosure
0No response to survey or investigator inquiries
Points determined by integrity of the brand’s organic certifier.
Organic Certifier
100Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA)
To receive full points, flocks must number 500 birds or fewer (200 for turkeys).
Flock size
70No response to survey, but indications flock sizes are moderate at a minimum
No more than 1.5 lbs of bird per square foot is required for full points.
Stocking Density
60No response; photo evidence shows low stocking densities on main farm
Mobile housing receives the highest number of points.
Housing Style
70No response but investigations show mobile housing and fencing, legitimate pasturing
Heritage varieties receive the highest number of points.
Strain and/or Breed and Slaughter Age
60Investigation shows cornish cross or similar strain and broad breasted white turkeys on pasture, however details could not be confirmed
Birds must spend 3/4ths or more of their lives outdoors for full points.
Timing for Outdoor Access
0Timing for access and slaughter unknown due to non-responsiveness
Enrichments include but are not limited to shade structures, water, novel feedstuff (greens, mealworms, sprouted grains), and dust baths.
Enrichments (outdoor and indoor)
50Birds appear to have legitimate outdoor access combined with enrichments in brooder (where they are raised as chicks)
Points awarded for labels that go above and beyond organic.
Other Labels/Standards
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
80Birds are managed on pasture outdoors, with turkeys given free range of farms and chicken in move-able fencing. Due to non-responsiveness it's unclear what early outdoor access looks like.
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
90Farmstead with owners living on-site; unclear what other suppliers have for farm support
Non-scoring, category provided for information only.
Slaughter Method (non-scoring)
Non-scoring, category provided for information only.
Soy Free Ration? (non-scoring)
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