Coastal Hill Farms now Certified Humane® for their Pastured Eggs

Coastal Hill Farm is owned by Bobby Foehr.  Bobby learned farming from his grandfather and when he graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in poultry science he founded the 70 acre farm which raises pastured poultry.  The laying hens of Coastal Hill Farm are free to roam the green hills of Petaluma, California.

Bobby takes a holistic approach to his farming.  “I try to make each aspect of the farm complement the others in some way so as to maximize the diversity and efficiency of resources,” he says.  “I believe that animals will produce the best products if they are given good feed, water, and ample space outside to do what comes naturally.”  Bobby is also constantly learning new techniques, and trying to improve the quality of his animals’ lives.  “By becoming Certified Humane®, we have shown that we are serious about how we treat our laying hens, and that we are providing them with the best environment and management practices.”

Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals by certifying their humane treatment.  Supported by more than 38 humane organizations, the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® program is nationally recognized as the Gold Standard for certifying animal welfare from birth through slaughter.  Since the program was unveiled in May 2003, more than 85 companies, representing thousands of farms and millions of farm animals, have been certified.

HFAC’s Animal Care Standards were developed by a veritable “Who’s Who” of national and international animal scientists and farm-animal welfare experts. Producer compliance with the HFAC standards is verified through annual on-site visits by HFAC’s third-party inspectors.

Coastal Hill Farm eggs can be purchased directly from the farm, at the Point Reyes Farmers Market, as well as in local stores in the area.  For more information about Coastal Hill Farm, visit their website at www.chicken.androidrominfo.com. For more information on where to find Certified Humane® products, visit HFAC’s “{cms_selflink page=’where-to-buy’ text=’Where to Buy’}” page .

For additional information, visit HFAC’s Website, at {cms_selflink page=’home’ text=’www.certifiedhumane.org’}.  

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