We think all of the extra effort for our organic pasture grass makes for happy cows. Our animals' stress levels are low. What the ladies get really excited about is knowing that as they walk out of the milking parlor and get to the end of the lane, premium grass and minerals await them. No one is chasing or pushing them.
In addition to healthy eating, happy also means getting exercise. Pride and Joy doesn't have a sick pen and our 11, 12 and 13-year old cows cover a mile a day, working their way through the pastures. No artificial hormones are used and antibiotics are only used in life threatening situations - and that milk is not used for consumption. (Those cows leave the heard as soon as possible and are not sold as organic.)
We milk a selection of Jersey, Holstein, Ayrshire, Swedish Red, Normandy, and crossbreds. Individual cow health and reproductive records along with our milk component records are available at any time – we are very proud of our herd health and the quality of the products we provide.
No artificial hormones are used and antibiotics are only used in life threatening situations – and that milk is not used for consumption.