Livestock Application

Green Meadows

Owner: David Bunnett

Address:
4663 Rt 880
Havelock, NB E4Z 5L2
County

daytime phone: (506) 534-2262

Application Date: 2016-02-15

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
We have been certified organic for 20 years but feel that government and big business have come to dominate the system. We feel Certified Naturally Grown more accurately represents our values in that it is a grass roots movement that maintains the organic standards of growing with peer reviewed inspections and is based on honesty and transparency.
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: *
ACO (Atlantic Certified Organic)
Have you ever been certified in the past? *
yes
If yes, please note which agencies and dates: *
MCOG (Maritime Certified Organic) 1995-2007 ACO (Atlantic Certified Organic) 2008-2016
Have you ever been denied certification? *
no
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
websearch
The Feed Supplier Declaration is required of all CNG livestock producers. (Read it here: www.naturallygrown.org/feed.) Please review it and be sure your feed meets CNG's requirements before completing this application. If necessary, you may login to complete this application later. *
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 *
400
Number of above acres that you own: *
125
Number of above acres that you lease: *
275
Do you have other acreage in "conventional" agricultural systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Pasture:
100
Hay:
238
Grains:
60
Other (please specify below):
2
If indicated, please specify how 'other' acres are used
vegetables
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: *
chisel plow x a couple of passes cultivate x a couple of passes harrow and then plant
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
small grains (oats, peas)
Do you use Compost? *
no
Do you use Manure? *
yes
Please note general sources of manure: *
our own livestock
Please list application rates. Give a specific amount or range (for example: one to two tons per acre, ten wheelbarrow loads per 1,000 square feet, or 1-2 inches deep). Do not answer "varies". *
approximately 2-3 T/acre
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.
Lime Irish Moss boron zinc
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. *
mustard in oat field- controlled by seeding back to hay field and then is mowed
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. *
no pest problems in hay or grain fields see
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
no crop irrigation, well water is used for livestock
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 (E.g. belted galloways - 20, nubian goats - 5, orpington chickens - 7, frizzle chickens - 3) Note: To be Certified Naturally Grown, ALL livestock on your farm or ranch must be raised according to CNG standards. (Allowances are made for individual animals treated for health reasons. They should be specified below in the section on quarantined animals.) *
Lincoln Red Cattle crossed with Shorthorn - 62 Jersey cows - 3 Berkshire Tamworth cross pigs - 32 Delaware hens - 48 Pekin Drakes - 2, Roewan Ducks - 8 New Zealand & California rabbits - 13 Boer Nubian Goats - 9 Meat King chickens Nova Brown chickens White hybrid turkeys
I affirm that all livestock on my operation are raised according to Certified Naturally Grown standards, and are specified here on this application. I further affirm that I will not sell ANY livestock products that have not been Certified Naturally Grown. All livestock raised on and sold by this farm will be Certified Naturally Grown. *
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.) *
Cattle - rotationally grazed with electric fence moved daily Pigs - use electric fence and move on pasture once a week Hens - free range on pasture, mobile house moved every week Ducks - free range on pasture, mobile house moved every week Rabbits - mobile houses moved daily on pasture Goats - use electric fence and moved every 3 days Chickens and turkeys - in hoop houses moved daily
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 chemical 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? *
as above
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. *
lice in cattle- controlled with a mixture of DE and sulfur, sprinkled on backs 2x winter if required worms in pigs - controlled with DE mixed in with feed as needed and apple cider vinegar in water as needed
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. *
cocidiosis in chickens and turkeys- use slippery elm in water
Provide details of all livestock owned by you, or grazed on your land, that are treated and quarantined on your property *
nil

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 crops 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. *
-we have no pressure from other farmers using chemicals -all fields have woodlands to seperate or at minimum 60 feet to another farmer's field (no chemicals used there)

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: