The Angelus Farms

1. Name of farm:  The Angelus Farms

2. Farmer’s/Farm Family name: Dennis and Beth

3. Street address: 7798 Wingeier Ave SE

4. City: Alto

5. State (2-letter abbreviation): MI

6. Zip: 49302

7. Phone number: 616-868-7339

8. Email: dbgravel23@gmail.com

9. Website: www.theangelusfarms.com

Type of Farm/Farm Practices

10. Are you Certified Organic? No

11. Are you Certified Biodynamic? No

12. If you are not Certified Organic, do you use organic production methods? Yes

13. Do you use synthetic fertilizers? No

14. Do you use any of the following: nonorganic pesticides, herbicides, parasiticides, or fungicides? No

Animal Husbandry

15. Do you keep livestock? Yes

16. What animals do you keep?
Chickens (list breeds): Black Australorps; Buff Orpingtons; Red Star
pigs:  Varies–we always attempt to find heritage feeders.
Ducks (list breeds):
Turkeys (list breeds):
Other Poultry (list type and breeds):
Cows (list breeds):  Guernsey/A2
Goats (list breeds):
Pigs (list breeds):
Sheep (list breeds):
Other Animals (list type and breeds):

17. Do you use antibiotics? No

18. Are the animals pasture-fed? Yes

19. How much and for how long: Pasture during growing season; hay in winter

20. Do you practice managed grazing Yes

21. Do you apply compost or compost tea Yes

22. Do you apply other soil amendments? No

23. Do you use supplemental feed?
For poultry (list type): All natural grain with ingredients grown specifically for our farm by farmers we trust. Fertrell supplemental
nutrients are added for complete, balanced nutrition and health.
For cows, sheep, and/or goats (list type):
For pigs (list type):

Raw Milk

24. Do you supply raw milk? No more cow shares available

25. Do you keep your barn and milk room clean? Yes

26. Do you keep the cows clean/teats washed? Yes

27. Do you thoroughly wash your milking equipment after every milking? Yes

28. Are cows with mastitis or other health problems excluded from milking?  Our cows don’t have health issues like mastitis, etc., but were we to have those problems, of course the cows would be excluded from the milk line.

29. Are cows tested for disease Yes
Which tests, and how often? We test every 4 weeks for a entire array of ”gut bugs” as determined by our research and the helpful folks at our laboratory.

30. Is the milk routinely tested for pathogens, coliform count? Yes
Which tests, and how often? E. coli, Listeria, Campylobacter, Salmonella

31. Is the farm water routinely tested No

32. Are milk and milk products kept well chilled Yes

33. Other/Explain (list any other routine practices, or explain any of your answers above?

Butchering Practices

34. Do you sell milk? No

35. Meat butchered at a USDA-certified or state-certified abattoir?

36. Meat butchered on the farm?

37. Describe or explain any butchering practices:

Farm Products

38. Please check off the products you sell and list current prices
Raw whole milk: no more cow shares available
Raw butter: no
Raw cream: no but our customers make tons of it for themselves
Raw ice cream: no but our customers make tons of it for themselves
Raw sour cream: no but our customers make tons of it for themselves
Raw yogurt: no but our customers make tons of it for themselves
Raw kefir: no but our customers make tons of it for themselves
Raw cottage cheese: no but our customers make tons of it for themselves
Whey: no but our customers make tons of it for themselves
Cheese (list types): no but our customers make tons of it for themselves
Other dairy (list):
Beef/veal:
Pork:
Goat/kid:
Mutton/lamb:
Other meat:
Chicken:
Duck:
Turkey:
Other poultry:
Eggs (list type, chicken, duck, etc) : Pastured chicken eggs
Honey:
Produce (list typical offerings):
Prepared foods (list typical offerings):
Other:

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