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HFAC Welcomes Egg Producer to Welfare Programme

by 5m Editor
17 September 2010, at 8:53am

US - A Texas egg producer, Vital Farms, has been awarded Humane® status by Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC)

Vital Farms of Austin, Texas has been certified as a producer of Certified Humane Raised and Handled® eggs.

Created three years ago, Vital Farms produces pasture raised, organic eggs. Vital owns and operates their south Austin farm on Onion Creek and is also supplied by other farms in Texas and Arkansas. Their model incorporates small, independent producers, and they plan to expand into other regions across the States.

Vital Farms hens live on certified organic pastures. The hen enclosures are rotated every few days in order to provide fresh grass for the hens to eat and allow the just trodden pasture to recover. In addition to grass, the chickens' diets are supplemented with an organic feed that includes GMO-free corn and vitamins. Herbicides, pesticides or other chemicals are not used in either the animal feed or on their pastures.

Vital Farms eggs can be found at Whole Foods Stores throughout the country and are available for local delivery in the Austin, Texas area, as well as through local CSAs, independent cooperatives and farmers markets. Visit our website for information on where to buy Vital Eggs. For more information about Vital Farms unique programme, click here.