Cunningham Farms

1. Name of farm: Cunningham Farms

2. Farmer’s/Farm Family name: Jason and Melissa Cunningham

3. Street address:

4. City: Grant

5. State (2-letter abbreviation): MI

6. Zip: 49327

7. Phone number:

8. Email: cunninghamfarms49327@gmail.com

9. Website: www.cunninghamfarms.net

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):

Goats (list breeds): Saanen, Alpine,Nubian,Boer

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:

20. Do you practice managed grazing? Yes

21. Do you apply compost or compost tea? No

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): Purina Noble Goat Dairy Parlor – All Natural, No GMO’s

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? No
Which tests, and how often:

30. Is the milk routinely tested for pathogens, coliform count? Yes
Which tests, and how often:

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? Our parlor was built based on Grade A standards in mind. We maintain a closed herd and all of the animals on our farm are ours and do not travel for show. In reference to Antibiotics, if it is necessary, we will administer antibiotics, however we will pull that animal from the milking herd until they are out of her system.

Butchering Practices

34. Do you sell milk? No

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

36. Meat butchered on the farm? No

37. Describe or explain any butchering practices:

Farm Products

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

Raw whole milk:

Raw butter:

Raw cream:

Raw ice cream:

Raw sour cream:

Raw yogurt:

Raw kefir:

Raw cottage cheese:

Whey:

Cheese (list types):

Other dairy (list): We offer Goat Herd shares. We cannot legally sell raw milk, however, if you buy into our herd, you are entitled to the by products of your own animals. Herd shares are available for a one time fee of $25. One share then costs $8 per week which gives you about 1 gallon of milk per week. Delivery to the Grand Rapids area is available.

Beef/veal:

Pork:

Goat/kid:

Mutton/lamb:

Other meat:

Chicken:

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

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

40a. Details:
We sometimes purchase outside kids

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

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

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

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