US: One more ranch to phase out sow stalls
Following big producers like Smithfield and Maple Leaf,
Denver-based Maverick Ranch Natural and Organic Meats has announced to phase out
The American company developed a new pig farm protocol that it will use in
partnership with several regional farmer co-operation and swine grower
The so-called Welfare Considerate
Farming system eliminates gestation and farrowing crates and provides for extra
bedding and living space. The protocol also prohibits the use of antibiotic
growth promoters (AGPs) and pesticides.
Earlier, the company
announced to be offering only 100% organic meat and poultry by
Providing natural meat products
free of antibiotics, steroids and pesticides since 1985, Maverick Ranch Natural
Meats is a family-owned business based in Denver, Colorado.
company provides natural beef, free-range, air-chilled chicken, buffalo, lamb,
and pork to approximately 2,000 grocery retailers throughout the
For more information on sow
stalls, please visit the special sow stalls
â€¢ Maverick Ranch
â€¢ Maple Leaf
For the latest pig news,
To comment, login here
Or register to be able to comment.