- 14415 Irish Road, Cloverdale Oregon, USA
- 5038014538 503.801.3336
SALAL RIDGE DAIRY GOAT FARM IN CLOVERDALE, ORE.
AWARDED TOP ANIMAL WELFARE CERTIFICATION
–Local farm uses sustainable agriculture methods
to earn Animal Welfare Approved certification–
CLOVERDALE, ORE. (Jan. 27, 2014) – The herd of dairy goats at 20-acre Salal Ridge Dairy Goat Farm is now certified as Animal Welfare Approved. This certification and food label lets consumers know that these animals were raised in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the U.S., using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent family farm.
Like other AWA farmers across the country, Will and Deb Dillon recognize the growing consumer interest in how animals are being raised, and welfare-focused, pasture-based management benefits both animals and customers. The most important aspect of the Dillon’s pasture-based management is for their Nubian and Oberhasli dairy goats to have free access to open pasture and browse, as well as access to clean, dry, well ventilated barn space during inclement weather. “Our goats are happy and well-loved. By combining high-welfare management practices with free access to pasture, we produce healthy, vibrant goats that produce high quality milk, as well as offspring with the necessary heritable traits to thrive on the land,” says Deb Dillon.
Educating consumers about how food is produced is important to the Dillon’s, and AWA certification will help customers and farm visitors understand the importance of pasture-based management. “We’re proud to join this group of like-minded farmers in promoting the well-being of animals and respect for the land,” Deb Dillon says.
AWA Program Director Andrew Gunther says, “The accountability and integrity offered by Animal Welfare Approved farmers like Will and Deb are unmatched in food production. We’re glad to have Salal Ridge Dairy Goat Farm in the AWA family.”
To learn more about Salal Ridge Dairy Goat Farm’s milk goats contact the Dillon’s at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-801-4538.
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About Animal Welfare Approved
Animal Welfare Approved audits, certifies and supports farmers raising their animals according to the highest welfare standards, outdoors on pasture or range. Called a “badge of honor for farmers” and the “gold standard,” AWA is the most highly regarded food label in North America when it comes to animal welfare, pasture-based farming, and sustainability. All AWA standards, policies and procedures are available on the AWA website, making it the most transparent certification available.
Animal Welfare Approved’s Online Directory of AWA farms, restaurants and products enables the public to search for AWA farms, restaurants and products by zip code, keywords, products and type of establishment. In addition, AWA has published Food Labeling for Dummies, a regularly updated guide to commonly used food claims and terms, available free for download at www.AnimalWelfareApproved.org.