Raymond and Loma Hostetler raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) beef cattle at R&L Angus in Randoph, New York.
The Hostetler’s Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW beef cattle are rotated through the fields, grazing one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. This type of management allows grass to recover before cattle return to graze again; it also keeps the soil naturally fertilized and minimizes the potential build-up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments.
The beef cattle at R&L Angus are also Certified Grassfed by AGW. This is the only certification and food label in the U.S. and Canada that guarantees food products come from animals fed a 100 percent grass and forage diet, raised entirely outdoors on pasture or range, and managed according to the highest welfare and environmental standards on an independent family farm.
R&L Angus Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Grassfed by AGW beef is marketed under Root’s High Meadow Angus brand.