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Organic Certification
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Organic Certification

Dalla Terra Ranch is pleased to announce we have been certified organic on the ranch! Certification was granted in the Fall of 2011. All our meat lamb are raised organically on pasture and we continue to be 100 percent grass-finished; our lamb are not fed grain or other feed. We recognize the health benefits which come from grass finishing and we wouldn’t do it any other way. Besides…ruminants weren’t “designed” to process grain.

At this time, there aren’t any certified organic slaughterhouses/lockers for lamb in Iowa. Transporting lamb long distances out-of-state to be processed isn’t what we do. For the health and welfare of the animals and for the quality of our meat, we believe local slaughter is best. So, you won’t see the organic certification logo on our products. (In order to bear the organic certification label, animals must be raised organically and slaughtered in a certified organic plant.) Rest assured however our lamb were raised on organic feed, without antibiotics, hormones or any non-organic supplement or treatment. All organic regulations are strictly followed at Dalla Terra Ranch.

We look forward someday to a certified organic processing facility opening in central- Iowa!


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