Animal Welfare Approved

Archive for April, 2009

R. Turner Farms – Albertson, NC

By Animal Welfare Approved | April 29, 2009

Max Turner raises Certified AWA pigs on pasture at R. Turner Farms in Albertson, North Carolina. R. Turner Farms utilizes pasture-based farming systems to ensure the animals have constant access to pasture or range throughout their lives. The pigs at R. Turner Farms have room to roam and demonstrate their instinctive behaviors, like rooting, grazing, and exploring with their snout, and are regularly moved to fresh pasture to avoid the build-up of disease and parasites. Research shows this type of management results in better animal health, environmental health, and human health—as well as producing delicious pork!

Midsummer Farm – Warwick, NY

By Animal Welfare Approved | April 20, 2009
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Mark and Barbara Laino raise Animal Welfare Approved laying hens at Midsummer Farm in Warwick, NY. The flock is made up of a variety of heritage breeds of chicken (e.g. French Cuckoo Marans, Salmon Faverolle, and Speckled Sussex) so that their eggs come in various and gorgeous shades of white, green, pink, and brown! At Midsummer Farm the hens are treated as family members and respected as living, feeling beings. They spend their days ranging and feeding on approximately three acres of organically maintained pasture, woods, wild meadow, and riparian areas- making them truly grassfed- and are only cooped up at night for their own protection. They are also allowed to set their own eggs, care for their own chicks, and are never culled as they get older.