Livestock Application

Lee Farms

Owner: Cindy Lou Lee and Robert VanWuyckhuyse

Address:
1417 Sawyer Rd
Kent, NY 14477
Orleans County

daytime phone: (585) 682-3036
evening phone: cell 585 281-0111

Application Date: 2010-05-24

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I have been practicing Naturally grown beef since 1983. I wanted to know that I was eating the best meat I could possibly grow. I also wanted the best for my kids. Now we sell to some friends and family and I want to be certified to have been certified, I believe would be a win-win situation. We are NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC Reconized and Certified Organic.
Are you currently third party Certified for your livestock operation by any other organization (Organic, Biodynamic, etc)? *
yes
If yes, please note which certification and agency: *
NOFA-NY Certified Organic,LLC 840 Upper Front St Binghamton, NY 13905
Have you ever been certified in the past? *
yes
If yes, please note which agencies and dates: *
NOFA-NY Certified Naturally Grown
Have you ever been denied certification? *
no
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
on line
Your application will be reviewed AFTER we receive a valid Feed Declaration for your farm. We ask you to submit the Feed Declaration within ONE MONTH to ensure your application isn't denied. Check this box to indicate you understand this. *

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total farm acreage to be used for pasture and feed crops *
125
Number of above acres that you own: *
100
Number of above acres that you lease: *
25
Do you have other acreage in "conventional" agricultural systems? *
yes
How many acres are in conventional agriculture? *
30
Please list what crops/products/livestock you are growing conventionally, and explain why they are excluded from certification. *
mix hay and alfalfa, some older fields
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Pasture:
15
Hay:
110
Grains:
Other (please specify below):
If indicated, please specify how 'other' acres are used
Please check all items you grow and would like to market as Certified Naturally GrownTM (to certify produce, please complete the separate produce application) *



















Please Specify Any Other Items:
Please check all markets you grow for (this will be displayed on your farm profile to help potential buyers find you). *











Please Specify Other Markets:

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
little to no till disc and cultimulcher
Do you use Cover Crops? *
no
Do you use Compost? *
no
Do you use Manure? *
no
Please list any other brought in fertility sources that you use (specific rock powders, lime, soybean / alfalfa meal, specific purchased pre-mixes, etc)and how often it's used. If you indicate a name brand product, please also specify the ingredient/s.
Have any chemical fertilizers been applied to the fields you are seeking Certification for in the last three years (36 months)? *
no
Have any non-acceptable pesticides and/or herbicides been applied to these fields in the last 3 years? *
no
Describe your primary weed problems and methods of control. If you indicate a name brand product, please also specify the ingredient(s), what kind of product it is (a soap, microbial, oil, a botanical...), and how often it's used. *
Thistles, but mowing keeps them down
Describe your primary plant pest problems and methods of control. If you indicate a name brand product, please also specify the ingredient/s, what kind of product it is (a soap, microbial, oil, a botanical...), and how often it's used. *
none
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
none
Are there any known contaminants in the irrigation water? *
no

Livestock Management and Practices

Please list all livestock for which you seek certification by type/breed, and indicate how many of each are on the farm today (for example: belted galloways - 20, nubian goats - 5, orpington chickens - 7, frizzle chickens - 3) For animals that have not yet been stocked for the season (e.g. poultry or piglets) please estimate how many you expect to have on farm during the upcoming season. Only list livestock that are (or will be) managed according to CNG standards. *
1-Hereford bull 2- Hereford-Angus cross steers 2- Hereford-Angus cross cull cows 28 - Angus-Hereford cross cows 5 Hereford-Angus cross 2010 calves
I affirm that all livestock listed on this application are raised according to Certified Naturally Grown standards. I further affirm that I will not represent ANY livestock products as Certified Naturally Grown if they have not been raised according to the standards required by Certified Naturally Grown. Any livestock treated with antibiotics or other prohibited substances will be quarantined and sold separately. All livestock are fed feed grown according to CNG standards - without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, and free of any genetically modified grains (GMOs). *
Have all the livestock been raised according to CNG standards since the last third of gestation or since hatching? *
yes
Give brief details of your rotation practice for each type and/or group of livestock. (E.g. heifers strip grazing behind electric fence moved daily, 28 day rotation, poultry rotated weekly - 3 pens.) *
6 pastures- regular rapid rotational grazing, June 1st thru October 31st. October 31 thru June 1st, pastured on 5 acres feed lot.
Do the animals listed above include cows, goats, sheep or other ruminants? *
yes
Do your ruminant livestock obtain at least 30% of their dry matter intake from grazed forage during the growing season? *
yes
Do the animals listed above include poultry? *
yes
Do your poultry either (a) have a minimum of five square feet per bird of natural, grassy outdoor space or (b) do they have at least two square feet per bird and get moved at least one time per day to fresh new pasture? *
yes
Do your livestock spend most of their time on pasture during the growing season? *
yes
Is all feed grown according to Certified Naturally Grown standards (without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or post-harvest fungal treatments)? *
yes
For all livestock you seek to certify, please provide more information about the feed. Is it grown locally for you? Purchased in bulk at a mill? Bagged at the feed store? Is it Certified Organic? What brand, if any? *
Do you buy in some feed? *
no
Describe your primary livestock pest problems AND methods of control. Do not answer "none". You MUST indicate either actual pest challenges and/or LIKELY challenges, and you must ALSO indicate how you manage (or would manage) them. If you indicate a product, also specify how often it's used. *
none
Describe your primary livestock disease problems AND methods of control. Do not answer "none". You MUST indicate either actual disease challenges and/or LIKELY challenges, and you must ALSO indicate how you manage (or would manage) them. If you indicate a product, also specify how often it's used. *
none
Provide details of all livestock owned by you, or grazed on your land, that are treated and quarantined on your property *
none

Seeds and Buffers

Do you purchase or grow using any Genetically Modified seeds? *
no
Do you use any chemically treated seeds in your operation? *
no
Chemical/Spray Drift and Buffers:
Is there any likelihood of Chemical/Spray drift contamination of your fields? *
no
Do you have an adequate buffer to protect yourself from potential contamination? *
yes
Please describe your buffer. Be specific. On all sides, how far is it from your livestock pasture to the next closest use (i.e. road, conventional crop, residential yard)? Specify what is grown on neighboring land in agricultural use. For example: To the north and east, a wooded area of at least 100 yards separates us from the neighbor's corn fields, to the south is a fallow field at least 100 yards deep separating us from a blueberry farm, and to the west about 60 feet separates our crops from a field where conventional corn and soybeans are grown. *
to the south of the pasture is my hay fields and to the south of that hay field is a buffer of wild vegetation. the east border is natural buffer entire length. to the north is my other house and my hay fields and creek and woods. The 25 acres on the next road has road frontage on its west side with woods on north, east and south sides.

Agreements

Please indicate your agreement with the following statements by checking the boxes.
I will not label, or in any way lead consumers to believe that livestock not raised in accord with CNG standards is Certified Naturally GrownTM. *
I understand that I have to complete at least one (and hopefully more) Certification Inspection(s) of another ranch or farm in my area each year, and that the inspection will NOT be of the same rancher or farmer that inspected me. *
I have reviewed the Certified Naturally Grown livestock certification standards, I understand them, and I will abide by them. I understand that if I have any questions I may contact CNG for clarification. *
You may use this space to tell us anything else you think we should know about your farm:
When ever I can, I preach to anyone that listens to me, that all natural is the best way to go. The foods you eat must be heathy for you. This is why eating foods that are grown naturally or organic is best for you and your family. I know, I eat what I grow and I know how it is grown.