As the finest purveyor of meat, we have an obligation to our animals to treat them humanely throughout their lifecycle. For this reason, we require our farms to be third party audited by Validus Verification Services, a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc. Validus is an ISO9001:2008 certified company and conducts audits on-site. Our animals are never, ever given antibiotics or hormones. They are source and age verified and have proper access to veterinarians. Animals are vegetarian fed and have a balanced nutritious diet that our animal nutritionists customize and monitor. Most of our feed is grown on the farms where the animals are raised to increase their well-being, as well as the environment. Farms are located near our processing facilities for minimal transport stress. Additionally, all our harvesting and production facilities and transportation are third party audited for humane treatment. Together with our farmers and processing plants, we strive to have our animals in the most ethical environments possible.