Bien-être animalUn principe indéniable à la ferme biologique Saint-Vincent
Certification animal welfare approved
En plus de respecter les critères de bien-être animal de la certification biologique, nous respectons également les critères de la certification Animal Welfare Approved. Les règles d’élevages de la certification Animal Welfare Approved ont été établis de concert au niveau international par des scientifiques, vétérinaires et fermiers. Nous nous assurons ainsi de pouvoir donner les meilleures conditions d’élevages à tous nos animaux. Puisqu’après tout, nous leur devons bien!
“Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) is a food label for meat and dairy products that come from farm animals raised to the highest animal welfare and environmental standards. The program was founded in 2006 as a market-based solution to the growing consumer demand for meat, eggs and dairy products from animals treated with high welfare and managed with the environment in mind. As a program accredited to ISO guideline 17065, you can trust in the AWA label while making food choices when you can’t visit the farm yourself.”
Certification grassfeed par AGW
« AGA defines grassfed animals as those that have eaten nothing but grass and forage from weaning to harvest, have not been raised in confinement, and have never been fed antibiotics or growth hormones. In addition, all AGA-Certified Producers are American family farms and their livestock is born and raised in the U.S.
Grassfed meat is:
- Healthy for people. Research shows that grassfed meat is lean, contains a high percentage of good fats – Omega 3s and CLA — and beneficial antioxidant vitamins and minerals.
- Healthy for animals. Cattle, goats, sheep, and bison evolved to eat grass and not much else. Feeding them a diet rich in grains creates an acidic environment in their digestive systems, leading to disease and the need for treatment with antibiotics.
- Healthy for the planet. Pasture-based farming restores natural ecosystems and wildlife habitat, reduces reliance on petrochemicals, improves the soil with organic matter, and reduces greenhouse gasses, especially CO2.
- Healthy for communities. Small family farms provide jobs and strong economies in rural communities and create sustainable businesses for succeeding generations. »