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Cross T Brand—Hallettsville, TX

By Animal Welfare Approved | April 24, 2015

Alfred and Ginger Tanagho raise Certified Grassfed by AWA beef cattle at Waypoint Farm in Hallettsville, Texas. The cattle are managed outdoors on pasture or range and fed a 100% grass and forage diet for their entire lives. Alfred and Ginger market the high-quality, grassfed beef locally under the Cross T Brand.

Loeffler Farms – Grants, NM

By Animal Welfare Approved | December 4, 2014

Chris Loeffler is having a very active retirement: After 26 years as a public school teacher in California and New Mexico, she started a second career as a farmer in the spring of 2014. The 56-acre plot that she and her husband own in Grants, New Mexico, is too dry for crops and too small for many cattle, so she decided to raise chickens.

E&A Ranch & Garden – Mora, NM

By Animal Welfare Approved | August 15, 2014

Eloy and Anita Roybal raise AWA-certified laying hens and beef cattle at E&A Ranch & Garden in Mora, New Mexico. E&A Ranch & Garden is a member of Los de Mora Local Growers’ Cooperative, Inc., a producer-owned cooperative made up of 35 family farms and ranches in the area. Selling through a cooperative can offer many advantages. For example, by aggregating and coordinating supply, the individual family farm members can secure larger market opportunities that would be impossible to achieve on their own, while cooperatives offer consumers the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally-produced food at a fair price.

Hobbit Gardens – Ramah, NM

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Jackie Rossignol and Denis Black both come from farming backgrounds: Jackie’s parents were dairy farmers in New England and Denis’s family ranched in northeast New Mexico. They both studied agriculture—Jackie at the University of Connecticut and Denis at the University of New Mexico. When they eventually got together it just seemed inevitable that they would farm together.

30/30 Ranch—Florence, TX

By Animal Welfare Approved | May 9, 2014

Diane Hale raises Certified AWA laying hens on pasture at 30/30 ranch in Florence, Texas. Research shows that pasture-raised eggs contain three times as much vitamin E, seven times more beta-carotene, and twice the amount of Omega 3 fatty acids as industrially produced eggs. AWA is the only label that requires pasture access for all animals and all AWA standards, policies and procedures are available on this website, making our program one of the most transparent and trustworthy certifications available.

Cruz Ranch – Sapello, NM

By Animal Welfare Approved | March 7, 2014

Randy Cruz raises AWA-certified laying hens at Cruz Ranch in the small community of Sapello, about 15 miles north of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Chickens raised according to the AWA standards are given continual access to pasture or range to forage for insects and seeds, and have the opportunity to perform natural and instinctive behaviors essential to their health and well-being, such as scratching, pecking, and dust bathing. Scientific research shows that pasture-raised eggs contain three times as much vitamin E, seven times more beta-carotene, and twice the amount of omega 3 fatty acids as industrial eggs.