Wormuth Farm's Responsibility as a Well-Raised Meat Producer

Wormuth Farm's Responsibility as a Well-Raised Meat Producer

Well-raised meat refers to meat that is produced from animals that have been raised in a humane and sustainable manner.

At Wormuth Farm, animals are given ample space to move around, access to pasture, and a diet that is appropriate for chicken and lamb. Additionally, our farm's meat is free from hormones and antibiotics. These practices ensure that our animals are treated ethically and the environment is protected.

Well-raised meat is considered a part of sustainable agriculture because it is produced in a way that is both environmentally and socially responsible.

  1. Environmentally, well-raised meat production systems are designed to minimize negative impact on the environment, such as reducing pollution, conserving water and energy, and protecting soil and biodiversity.

  2. Socially, well-raised meat production systems prioritize animal welfare, worker safety and fair treatment. This often means that well-raised meat is produced by small-scale farmers, like Wormuth Farm, who prioritize ethical treatment of animals and the environment, rather than by large factory farms that prioritize efficiency and profit.

Overall, well-raised meat is considered a more sustainable option compared to conventional meat production, as it aims to preserve the environment and animal welfare.

We take great pride in the way we raise our animals and it's important to us that our customers know that they're getting high-quality, sustainable meat.


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Mike on

Reply to Kim: Thank you for your interest in the diet of our chicken. We use a standard ration which includes corn, soy meal, wheat middlings, and other essential nutrients to ensure our chickens are healthy and well-nourished. This diet is carefully selected to provide a balanced blend of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Regarding grain-free chicken feed, while we understand its appeal, there are significant economic considerations. Grain-free feed, unfortunately, is not only hard to come by in our area but also substantially more expensive. To give you an idea, a 50-pound bag of our standard chicken feed costs between $13 to $20, whereas grain-free options can range from $35 to $40 for the same quantity. This price difference has a considerable impact, especially when scaled up for a farm of our size.

We are committed to sustainable and responsible farming practices, and part of that commitment includes making choices that allow us to provide our community with quality poultry products at a reasonable cost. While we constantly explore ways to enhance our farming practices, including the feed we use, our decisions are guided by a balance of nutritional quality, animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and economic viability.

We deeply value transparency with our customers and are more than happy to discuss any further questions or concerns you might have about our practices.

Kim on

Can you please tell me what your chickens eat? What do you feed them? And is it grain free?

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