Our dairy cows are of the native breed, grass-fed, from start to finish, and without antibiotics or hormones.
3 Reasons Why Our Dairy Products are Different?
1. Our milking cows are BULL BRED* dairy friesian and Jersey crosses. This means that they have not been bred using artificial insemination. (Did you know that most dairy cows are bred artificially?)
2. We raise our own dairy cows in a small family farm and the cows are raised on pasture. They are not fed grain or GMO corn.
3. We make sure our young calves stay with their mother cows until they can forage on their own. We don't practice early weaning!
*According to Sally Fallon, Nourishing Traditions, "modern day cows are a freak of nature. Holstein cows [cow breeds you usually find in the supermarket] have been produced by selective breeding to produce cows with abnormally active pituitary glands and by high-protein feeding. The pituitary gland not only produces hormones that stimulate milk production, it also produces growth hormones. A superfluous amount of growth hormones can result in grown abnormalities. Excessive pituitary hormones are also associated with tumor formation and some studies link milk with cancer. The freak-pituitary cow is prone to many disease and almost always secretes pus in her milk and thus needs frequent doses of antibiotics."