Livestock

Nevaeh Seniah, LLC

Owner: Tara Haines

Address:
269 Thompson Rd
La Grange, GA 30240-7910
Troup County

Mailing Address:
137 Commerce Ave. #187
LaGrange, GA 30241-2346

daytime phone: (843) 902-6944
Web site: http://nevaehseniah.com/

Application Date: 2022-02-06

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I am working towards becoming certified organic because it is important to me that my eggs, birds and meat are available to the local consumer. Unlike a commercial poultry farm. I feel that being a part of Certified Naturally Grown will aide me in reaching my ultimate goal of USDA Certified Organic as a backyard micro poultry farmer.
Are you currently third party Certified for your livestock operation by any other organization (Organic, Biodynamic, etc)? *
no
Have you ever been certified in the past? *
no
Have you ever been denied certification? *
no
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
The Troup county extension office in LaGrange, Georgia.
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. *
How did you learn to farm, and for how long have you been farming for market? What has prepared you to farm successfully according to CNG standards? *
I learned how to farm in high school through the FFA program. I began to go organic to better the health for me and my husband to have a higher quality chicken eggs in return.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total farm acreage to be used for pasture and feed crops *
4
Number of above acres that you own: *
6
Number of above acres that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "conventional" agricultural systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Pasture:
Hay:
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:
Guinea Fowl (eggs)
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:
Website, Social Media sites

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
None used.
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.
First Saturday Lime is used in the poultry dust bath and in their bedding area, around the farm as pest control. Ingredients are hydrated lime and citric acid.
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. *
Guinea Fowl eat weed seeds so they do not germinate a second time. Other methods of weed control are manual pulling. Probably only weed yearly.
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. *
If any pests are on the farm, the chickens and Guinea Fowl eat them. This is a daily basis since they free range.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
I do not have a crop.
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. *
Currently, I have nine Guineas Fowl, three Swedish Flower Hens, two Pavlovskaya, three Cream Legbar, two Black Copper Marans, one Heritage Plymouth Barred Rock, one Golden Laced Wyandotte, two Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, twenty-seven Ayam Cemani, eighteen Rooster Roulettes and expect an additional six Swedish Flower Hens and an additional ten Cream Legbar this spring.
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.) *
Every two months, I select two chicken breeds for the pure breeding program and they are rotated between three different pens and the egg flock production.
Do the animals listed above include cows, goats, sheep or other ruminants? *
no
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? *
Certified Organic-Kalmbach 17% Organic Feed (purchased by the pallet from Lee’s Crossing Feed and Farm). Certified Organic-Kalmbach 20% Organic Starter Grower (purchased by the pallet from Lee’s Crossing Feed and Farm). Manna Pro Organic Starter Crumble Complete Feed 19% (purchased by Amazon).
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. *
Flys and I use the yellow adhesive sticky traps in the roof line. I replace them yearly unless they are full.
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. *
I am NPIP certified with the state of Georgia and currently do not have any diseases with the poultry. I do have a quarantine area available if any were to arise. I currently use this area for any rooster injury rehab or for behavior correction.
Provide details of all livestock owned by you, or grazed on your land, that are treated and quarantined on your property *
Any poultry has to be quarantined when purchased or hatched to maintain bio-security measures between new stock and old. I also quarantine newly hatched chicks to be able to integrate them within the flock without any behavior issues.

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. *
The buffer around my poultry area is as follows: to the North about 120 feet is Thompson Road, to the East about 75 feet is the residence, to the South is a wooded area and beyond is the Army Corps of Engineers property, to the West about 65 feet is 11 plus acres of wooded area. There is 335 feet to my creek on the other side of the property of woods where the Apiary is located. Over 550 feet away is Abbottsford Farms on Abbottsford Road where a variety of vegetables and strawberries are grown.

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. *
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