Country Winds Farm, Goat Share, & Creamery LLC

1. Name of farm: Country Winds Farm, Goat Share, & Creamery LLC

2. Farmer’s/Farm Family name: John & Mary Windemuller

3. Street address: 4711 64th Ave

4. City: Zeeland

5. State (2-letter abbreviation): MI

6. Zip: 49464

7. Phone number: 616-875-8732

8. Email: countrywinds@centurytel.net

9. Website: www.countrywindsfarm.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):

Ducks (list breeds):

Turkeys (list breeds):

Other Poultry (list type and breeds):

Cows (list breeds): Scottish Highland

Goats (list breeds): Alpines and Nubians

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: As long as the Michigan weather will allow.

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):

For cows, sheep, and/or goats (list type): Organic and Non GMO. We are Certified Naturally Grown

For pigs (list type):

Raw Milk

24. Do you supply raw milk? Yes

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? Yes

29. Are cows tested for disease? Yes
Which tests, and how often: We test our Goats for all the disease and we are a negative herd and a closed herd.

30. Is the milk routinely tested for pathogens, coliform count? Yes
Which tests, and how often: Every time which is daily. All on record with the State of Michigan and Alliance Analytical Laboratory.

31. Is the farm water routinely tested? Yes

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? We are Certified Naturally Grown and Grade A, licensed, inspected, approved, and take better measures than being certified Organic.

Butchering Practices

34. Do you sell milk? Yes

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

36. Meat butchered on the farm? Yes

37. Describe or explain any butchering practices: If I sell the meat then it goes to the USDA butcher. If you buy on the hoof then you may have it processed yourself. The raw goat milk is through the goat share program. Chickens can be processed here on the farm which is legal. Most of the time we have it done at a licensed plant.

Farm Products

38. Please check off the products you sell and list current prices

Raw whole milk: It is illegal to sell raw milk. Our raw goat milk is done by a goat share program. You have to own a portion of the goat and board it here on the farm to drink your own raw milk from your goat. The prices are according to how much you drink per week. If you drink a half a gallon per week the board per month is $28 and you receive a half a gallon of milk each week.

Raw butter:

Raw cream:

Raw ice cream:

Raw sour cream:

Raw yogurt:

Raw kefir:

Raw cottage cheese:

Whey: We have Whey for sale and depends on how much you want.

Cheese (list types): Chevre, Crottin, Flavored Chevre, Feta, Gouda, Tomme, and Cheddar Cheese Curds.

Other dairy (list):

Beef/veal:

Pork:

Goat/kid: $2.00 on the hoof.

Mutton/lamb:

Other meat:

Chicken: $4.75 per lb.

Duck:

Turkey:

Other poultry:

Eggs (list type, chicken, duck, etc) :

Honey:

Produce (list typical offerings):

Prepared foods (list typical offerings):

Other:

Additional Information

39. Do you only sell animals that are raised on your farm at the address listed?
Yes

39a. Details:
All grass fed with rotated pasture.

40. Are the animals born on your farm at the address listed? Yes

40a. Details:
Everything is done on our farm.

41. Do you ever purchase animals from auctions or from your processor or do you ever buy parts from your processor (whole pork bellies…)? No

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42. Do you personally attend to your animals at least once a day or do you hire help or farmers to do that for you? Personally Attend

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43. Do you purchase pre-mixed feed from an elevator or do you grind your own? Purchase

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