Answers to Producer Questionnaire
|Timber Ridge Cattle Co.
PRODUCTS & PRACTICES
|List what you intend to sell. (if applicable)
(e.g. meats, grains, jellies, crafts; also note if you have any heritage breeds)
|Beef Sticks (four flavors...Original, Jalapeno, Peppered, Bar-Be-Que), Summer Sausage (four flavors...Original, Jalapeno, Cheese, Cheese & Jalapeno), All Beef Skinless Franks, Brats, and Hamburger.|
|Describe your farming, processing and/or crafting practices. (if applicable)||We buy natural raised calves and graze/feed them to approximately 900 lbs. The beef is processed by a USDA inspected locker. We use only the loin and round trim of the beef for our beef sticks to insure a lean product. The rest of the beef is ground and made into our summer sausage, franks, brats, and hamburger products.|
|Describe your pest and disease management system. (if applicable)|
|Describe your herd health and productivity management. (if applicable)
(i.e. do you use any hormones, antibiotics, and/or steroids)
|We use no hormones, anitbiotics, or feed additives in our direct sale beef.|
|Describe your feeding practices. (if applicable)
(grass-fed only, free-range, feed-lot, etc.)
|Our direct sale beef is pasture grown and fed a wet gluten, hay, mineral suppliment or dry lot fed a flax seed, gluten, hay, mineral ration.|
|Describe your soil and nutrient management. (if applicable)
(Do you compost, use fertilizers, green manures or animal manures?)
|Describe your water usage practices. (if applicable)
(If you irrigate, describe how - e.g. deep well, surface water, etc., and explain how you conserve water or use best management practices. Describe how you are protecting your water source from contamination/erosion).
|Describe your conservation/land stewardship practices. (if applicable)
(e.g., do you plant windbreaks, maintain grass waterways, riparian buffers, use green manures for wind erosion, plant habitats for birds, improve soil quality, etc.)
|Describe any additional information and/or sustainable practices about your operation that
would be helpful to a potential customer in understanding your farm or operation better.
(e.g. if you are raising any heritage animals you might list breeds or list varieties of heirloom seeds. List the percentage of local ingredients in your processed items).
|Our feeding practices attempt create a consistently lean product while maximizing the omega-3 fatty acid levels in our beef.|
|List your food liability insurance coverage, both general and product-related, as well as any licenses and tests that you have available. (if applicable)||None|
|List which products you are selling as organic. (if applicable)|
|List certifying agency's name and address:
|Certifying Agency's Phone:
|Certifying Agency's Fax:
|Do you have available for inspection a copy of your current organic certificate? (if applicable)||Yes No|
|I affirm that all statements made about my farm and products in this application are true, correct and complete and I have given a truthful representation of my operation, practices, and origin of products. I understand that if questions arise about my operation I may be inspected (unannounced). If I stated my operation is organic, then I am complying with the National Organic Program and will provide upon request a copy of my certification. I have read all of the producer standards and fully understand and am willing to comply with them.|
|Wednesday the 22nd day of October, 2008|