USDA National Organic Program (NOP) Certification is separate from all other certifications. The Certified Organic Certification is managed through Third Party Management Companies. Our Third Party Certifier is:
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, OEFFA
41 Croswell Road
Columbus, OH 43214
We are producer number 1782
According to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) Standards rules passed on October 22, 2002, certified organic livestock, including beef, must come from a fully verifiable production system that collects information on the history of every animal in the program, including its breed history, veterinary care, and feed. Further, to be certified as organic, all cattle should meet the following criteria:
This is the short definition. Behind this are hours and months of record keeping and standard fulfillment that can be inspected at anytime.
We are certificate holder GF6319AUA
United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
This is a separate Certification from the USDA (NOP) National Organic Program Certification. It also requires separate third party inspection to the field and processor.
Note 1: Routine mineral and vitamin supplementation must not include any added protein to the animal’s diet. Supplements that contain added proteins (e.g., grain, grain by-products, urea or molasses) are not allowed under this marketing claim.
In order to qualify as Certified Angus Beef, cattle have to have certified genetic qualities
Black Angus can also thrive in our colder temperatures as well as meet the above rigorous standards of Certified Angus Beef quality. We have had Registered Black Angus since 2003 and we have fed exclusively grass and forages for over 14 years. We believe the genetics of Black Angus marbling in addition to feeding quality forages produces the best food grade beef.