Third Party Verification Ensures All Natural Beef Meets Humane Handling
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Creekstone
Farms Premium Beef, a trusted brand for supplying premium
USDA-certified Black Angus Beef and Duroc Pork products with a
long-standing reputation for humane handling, announces today that Humane
Farm Animal Care officially certified its Natural Black Angus Beef.
The third party organization, an industry leader, verified that
Creekstone Farms meets defined objective standards for humane care.
“We’ve always felt treating the animals humanely is the right thing to
do,” says Ryan Meyer, Director of Cattle Procurement. “Our cattle
handling facilities were designed by Dr. Temple Grandin to minimize
stress at our facility. Creekstone Farms sees Certified Humane
verification as the logical next step. We have always been focused on
low stress animal handling practices, but a third party verification by
Humane Farm Animal Care gives consumers even more confidence that we are
practicing what we preach.”
Creekstone Farms has been committed to humane handling throughout its
company history, as their cattle-receiving facility was the first to be
built from the ground up according to the standards of consultant and
livestock facility designer, Dr. Temple Grandin. Creekstone Farms did
not change its beef production process to qualify for Certified Humane®.
In order to be eligible for the certification, Creekstone passed
stringent audits that follow the animals from birth throughout their
According to Adele Douglass, executive director for HFAC, there is a
growing consumer demand for humanely raised food. “People want to know
how farm animals are being raised and handled on the farm,” she says.
“Creekstone Farms’ recent certification of their Black Angus cattle
shows consumers that animal welfare is a continuing priority for them.”
Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) is the leading international non-profit
certification organization dedicated to improving the lives of farm
animals in food production from birth through slaughter.
Customers will now see the Certified Humane Raised and Handled®
label on all Creekstone Farms Natural Black Angus Beef products, which
can be ordered online at CreekstoneFarms.com
or through a partnering retailer.
About Creekstone Farms
The choice of food lovers across the world, Creekstone Farms Premium
Beef LLC is USDA-certified by the Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS)
and supplies many of the nation’s top grocers and restaurants with a
variety of high-quality meat products, including Black Angus Beef,
Antibiotic-Free Duroc Pork and their value-added products. Creekstone
Farms exports its premium quality products to Europe, Latin America and
Asia, and is owned by Sun Capital Partners, one of America’s largest
private investment companies.
Christine Tanner, 620-741-3357