Country Life in BC

January 8, 2019

Lillooet ranch certifies with Oregon body

by PETER MITHAM

Spray Creek Ranch of Lillooet has joined a handful of BC producers to receive certification through A Greener World (AGW), a five-year-old certification body based in Terrebonne, Oregon.

AGW offers four certifications: Certified Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Grassfed, Certified Non-GMO and Certified Organic.

Spray Creek ranchers Tristan and Aubyn Banwell opted for Certified Animal Welfare Approved for its pasture-raised pigs, broilers, laying hens and Certified Grassfed for its beef because they felt the programs set the right bar for the animal husbandry practices and commitment to sustainability they aim to meet.

“AGW has created the strongest and most meaningful livestock standards available,” Aubyn Banwell said in a statement announcing completion of the certification process. “AGW standards set the bar for high-welfare and sustainable livestock production, and truly reflects the thought and care we put into the management of our livestock.”