– Milagro Ranch

CO beef producer Milagro Ranch is Certified Humane®
July 26th, 2010

Herndon, VA – Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), today announces that Milagro Ranch (Carbondale, CO) has been certified as producers of Certified Humane Raised and Handled® beef.

Milagro Ranch, run by Felix and Sarah Tornare raise grass-fed beef.  Naturally lean, this beef is raised and finished entirely on pasture. Benefits to grass-fed ranching are lower environmental impacts, no grain production and smaller often family run operations committed to sustainable ranching practices.

“For us, having a humane certification is the highest honor.  It embodies everything we are all about and what we have been trying to do here at the ranch since we started,” said Sarah Tornare, owner.  “We wouldn’t want to do it any other way.”

Top-tier restaurants in the Aspen, Carbondale area highlight Milagro Ranch beef on their menus, and the public is invited to contact the Tornare’s directly for purchase.

HFAC is the leading non-profit certification organization improving the lives of farm animals in food production. The Certified Humane® designation assures consumers that meat, poultry, egg, or dairy products they purchase have been produced according to HFAC’s precise standards for humane farm animal treatment. Animals must receive a nutritious diet without antibiotics or hormones and must be raised with shelter, resting areas and space sufficient to support natural behavior. Since the HFAC program was unveiled in May 2003, more than 60 companies, representing hundreds of farms and millions of farm animals, have been certified.

Endorsed by more than 36 humane organizations, the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® program is nationally recognized as the Gold Standard for certifying animal welfare from birth through slaughter.  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.