Fueled by compassion and empathy, we focus on quality of life for our cows. That means going beyond keeping cows comfortable, healthy and safe, and meeting organic standards of care. We’re piloting projects to make our cows’ everyday lives better.
Our cows spend 120 days or more outside grazing every year. And just like us, they choose shady spots when it’s hot out. We’re investing in shade research and projects, figuring out how to create sun shades that can be moved, how much shady area is needed for each cow, and more.
Cows *love* giving themselves a brush. We’re rolling out a program to give brushes to all our farmer partners, with the long-term goal of a brush in every cow barn.
Ford Ridge Farm
We’re piloting a program to help socialize calves by housing them in small groups in hutches. This positive socialization impacts them long-term as they navigate herd life on the farm.
Our response to the recent animal welfare issue
We are deeply disturbed to see the videos and photos shared by PETA. The care and welfare of cows is a critical part of our company and brand values. The images displayed are against our high standards for animal welfare and humane practice.
We take these allegations seriously. We expect all of our suppliers to always uphold our high standards of animal welfare and quality. Upon learning of the issue and effective immediately, we have suspended all sourcing of milk from this farm for our brand. We are conducting a full investigation and are committed to moving quickly to take the appropriate actions.
Good cow care begins at birth. That’s why we invest in cozy jackets to keep calves warm and snug. We’ve given out over 600 jackets to farms.