Better Cows Produce Better Milk
Our cows are never given the growth hormone rBST, or any other artificial means of producing more milk. We are more concerned with quality than quantity. Visit our farm any day around 4 p.m. and you can watch our cows being milked in a clean, modern milking parlor. Drive by any other time and you will likely see our cows happily grazing in lush pastures.
Unfortunately, this is not what you will find in most large dairies. There the cows are confined to feed lots and given no opportunity to graze or exercise. They are fed whatever will produce the most milk at a minimum cost, and are (on many farms) given hormones for increased milk production. The nutritional value of a cow’s milk is determined by what she eats, and a cow’s overall health and productive lifespan is directly affected by her living conditions.
Our cows are primarily grass-fed, and supplemented with some grain. Milk from grass-fed cows has more CLA, Omega-3 fatty acids ("good fat"), beta-carotene, and other antioxidant vitamins than milk from primarily grain-fed cows. CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is an anti-carcinogen (cancer fighter) in your body. Grass-fed cows produce milk with a naturally sweet taste, like the milk that many of our older customers grew up on. Grass-fed cows are also cleaner, healthier, and happier, and our farm is much more environment-friendly than the typical feedlot-type dairy.