The farmers of our cooperative have established guidelines for animal care because optimal herd health results in the most sustainable production of the safest and most nutrient-rich foods.
Cows are grazed on pasture when weather permits, a requirement set by Organic Valley farmers to maximize herd health and longevity.
The health of the whole farm starts with the soil. Healthy soils balanced with proper nutrients insure healthy cows.
Milking & Milking Parlors
Cows are milked for 10 months a year. Farmers try their best to create a calm relaxing environment to maximize herd health.
Organic Valley cows have their first calf at 2 years of age. Calves get fresh, whole milk for 2 months.
Organic Valley eggs standards exceed national standards for pasture access and indoor space.