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FIRST FARM IN KINGSPORT, TN, AWARDED TOP ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL WELFARE CERTIFICATION
-- Jurassic Flock Farm uses sustainable agriculture methods to earn Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW certification for their pasture-raised laying hens --
KINGSPORT, TN (NOVEMBER 30, 2017)--The flock of laying hens at Jurassic Flock Farm is now Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW). This certification andfood label lets consumers know these animals are raised outdoors on pasture or range in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the U.S. and Canada, using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent farm.
Like other Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW farmers across the country, Nathan and Jessica Gaude recognize the growing consumer interest in how animals are raised on farms. Managing animals outdoors on pasture or range has known benefits for animals, consumers and the environment.
The Gaudes always wanted to start a small farm. After visiting their friends' farm in Virginia, they were inspired to start making conversions to their own property to raise laying hens outdoors on pasture, turning a half-acre fenced-in dog lot into a chicken yard--and converting an old children's playhouse into a chicken coop!
Jurassic Flock Farm is now home to a variety of laying hen breeds, including Wyandottes, Cochins, Easter Eggers, Brahmas, Cream Legbars, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps and several varieties of Marans. The Gaudes chose breeds that were well suited to the mild winters and warm summers of northeast Tennessee, as well as for the multi-colored eggs they produce.
Nathan Gaude of Jurassic Flock Farm says,
"We originally wanted to go for an organic certification, but quickly realized we would never be able to afford it. Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW is an even better certification for us, because it takes the animals' welfare into consideration and that was our goal all along. We were very excited to join forces with A Greener World and showcase the hard work we put into our little farm."
AGW Executive Director Andrew Gunther says,
"The accountability and integrity offered by Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW farmers like Nathan and Jessica are unmatched in agricultural production. We're glad to have Jurassic Flock Farm in the AGW family."
Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW pasture-raised eggs from Jurassic Flock Farm are available direct from the farm in Kingsport, TN. For more information, visit jurassicflockfarm.com and find them on Facebook. Contact Nathan and Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org and 865-323-1776.
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A Greener World (AGW) identifies, audits, certifies and promotes practical, sustainable farming systems by supporting farmers and ranchers and informing consumers. AGW's growing family of trusted certifications includes Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Grassfed by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW. Each program is designed to have positive and measurable impacts on the environment, society and animals, and to encourage truly sustainable farming practices. AGW's standards and procedures are robust and transparent and achievable.
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