Farmers who care
It’s hard to be a dairy farmer without a connection to your animals.
Most dairy farmers grew up on dairy farms where their deep sense of responsibility for their animals was developed from a young age.
They go on to farm in a way that reflects these values.
Our farmers understand that when they take good care of their cows, they get high quality milk.
Farmers work closely with veterinarians and nutritionists to keep their cows healthy and comfortable. This includes periodic check-ups, vaccinations, and prompt treatment of illness.
Sometimes cows need antibiotics when they’re sick, just like people. But during treatment, they’re separated from the herd so their milk doesn’t make its way into the milk supply.
Dairy farmers provide clean, dry bedding to their cows and access to food and water 24 hours a day.
To combat the warm weather in Arizona, sophisticated cooling systems ensure the cows remain comfortable.
Cow nutritionists formulate a well-rounded diet for the cows to enjoy.
Calves are disbudded before eight weeks of age. Early disbudding and veterinarian-guided pain management ensure ethical treatment.
Some farmers actually use “polled” genetics to breed hornless cows!
High Quality Milk
The National Dairy Farm Program
Ensuring Ongoing Commitment to Proper Animal Care
Our desire for proper animal care is why we participate in the National Dairy FARM® program. All of our dairy producers are also required to be FARM® certified.
The National Dairy FARM Program™ is a nationwide, verifiable animal well-being program that brings consistency and uniformity to on-farm animal care and production practices.
As we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do, alongside a third party veterinarian group, we’ve committed to using the DairyKind training platform to assist in training all of our dairy employees.