Kris & Britt Arbanas raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) laying hens, beef and dairy cattle outdoors on pasture and range at Lost Savanna Farm in Black Creek, British Columbia, Canada. “The farm is 73-acres nestled between Courtenay and Campbell River in the Comox Valley,” explains Kris. “Our goal is to provide our customers with the most nutrient dense food possible using holistic, beyond organic and biodynamic farming methods.”
The Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW laying hens at Lost Savanna Farm are allowed to express their natural behaviors by raising them outdoors on pasture, where they can flap their wings freely, run, dust bathe, and peck and scratch for grubs and seeds. Pasture-based management not only provides the highest welfare conditions for the hens, but also produces healthier eggs containing three times as much vitamin E, seven times more beta-carotene, and twice the omega-3 fatty acids as industrial eggs – not to mention, delicious tasting eggs!
Additionally, the Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW beef and dairy cattle are raised outdoors with high-welfare conditions and the farm uses rotational grazing practices to ensure soil heath. “We believe the way to create healthy, high quality food is through healthy soil,” shares Kris. “Instead of using sprays (chemical or organic), synthetic fertilizers, synthetic hormones and antibiotics which work against nature and our health, we use methods which work in harmony with nature.”
Lost Savanna Farm chose to apply to the Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW program because the philosophy matched their own management approach, and the label assures their customers that they are practicing high-welfare farming methods.
Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW pasture-raised chicken eggs, beef and cow’s milk dairy products are available direct from the farm, and seasonally at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market. For more information about Lost Savanna Farm, visit lostsavannafarm.com and contact Kris and Britt Arbanas at firstname.lastname@example.org and 250-202-2729. Follow the farm on Facebook.