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Rain Crow Ranch is Animal Welfare Approved

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At Rain Crow we have the upmost respect for our animals and how they should be treated. Dr. Patricia Whisnant and her family passionately believe that animals should be raised in a manner that allows them to exhibit their biological and behavioral instincts. Many who have visited our farm talk about how evident the respect for high animal welfare as the tour the animals and facility.

At Rain Crow we sum it up to say, “We take care of our animals because they take care of us.”

Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) was founded in 2006 as a market-based solution to growing consumer interest in how farm animals are raised and desire to know where their food is coming from and how it is produced. It represents a food label for meat and dairy products that come from farm animals raised to the highest animal welfare and environmental standards. As a program accredited to ISO guideline 65, you can trust in the AWA label while making food choices when you can’t visit the farm yourself.

The fundamental goal of Animal Welfare Approved is to improve farm animal welfare. The main tool in this effort is granting the use of the AWA logo to farms that are annually audited and found to comply with the rigorous animal welfare standards.

The Animal Welfare Approved standards are the most rigorous and progressive animal care requirements in the nation, and the only requiring the animals to be raised outdoors, on pasture or range. Continuously ranked as the “most stringent” of all third-party certifiers by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), Animal Welfare Approved systems go beyond a simple set of rules to benefit farmers, animals and consumers alike with the simple philosophy that our own best interests are intrinsically linked to animals and to the environment we share.

Rain Crow Ranch and the AWA know that if we manage our animals properly and according to their needs, we don’t have to rely on things like routine antibiotics and other chemical inputs to farm. We know that healthy, content animals produce better tasting, healthier meat. And we know that pasture-based farming livestock systems can actually have a positive impact on the environment, too.

Read these standards and understand exactly the care and respect for animals that Rain Crow Ranch feels is of vital importance.

Beef standards

Pork standards

Given only to family farms, the Animal Welfare Approved label verifies that participating farms are putting each individual animal’s comfort and well-being first.

Rain Crow Ranch American Grassfed Beef is AWA certified since 2008. Rain Crow Ranch American Pasture Pork is AWA certified since 2011.

Every farm in the AWA program is audited at least once a year to ensure compliance with their standards. AWA auditors undergo a rigorous selection and training process before they can go out to evaluate farm records, the farm environment, and animal conditions.

AWA operates on a nonprofit basis and does not charge farmers to join the program. Remainingindependent of any certification fees, AWA remains completely impartial in the audit process. This results in the integrity and trust of the AWA logo among today’s conscientious consumers.

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