We follow a NYS Certified environmental plan that defines and accounts for every nutrient we use as well as the nutrients generated from our farming practices. The goal of this plan is to promote soil health and clean water. We take our responsibility for the environment we rely on very seriously. We strive to have a beneficial impact on our environment while producing essential nutrients to sustain human life with the milk we produce.
A GALLON OFMILK PRODUCED TODAY
~ 30% Less Water
~ 21% Less Land
~21% Less Manure
~ 19% Smaller Carbon Footprint
Than in 2007
Quality Genetics & Animal Husbandry are the Answer!
Generations of selective breeding have allowed the amazing Holstein Cow to evolve into an extremely efficient converter of feed into milk. A cow on our farm today produces about 265 more gallons of milk, annually, than in 2008. We have her to thank for the increased efficiency that enables us as caretakers to do more with less.
What an incredible creature!
U.S. Dairy believes in continuous improvement.
While Dairy contributes to a mere 2% of US GHG emissions we know we can do better.
The US Dairy Industry is committed to the protection of our natural resources and has set a goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. With today's science, technology and innovation we believe this goal to be achievable and are proud to be part of the solution for environmental conservation.
We reuse our resources as many times as possible.
~ Manure Nutrients are used to fertilize our fields.
~ A Gallon of water on our farm is used 3 times before it is returned to the ground with manure nutrients.
~ We feed our cows byproducts from food production, such as whey, brewers grain, canola, and others. They are an important nutrient source for our cows and it keeps them out of a landfill.
Soil health is important to our conservation practices. Cover cropping is one practice we use to protect from erosion and promote off season biologic activity of microorganisms in the soil. No-till planting allows us to limit soil compaction and improve the soil's ability to sequester carbon.
~Clean - filtered, tested, and pasteurized.
~Cooled - from farm to store milk is always stored at less than 40 degrees for optimal taste
and food safety.
~Fresh - milk reaches the grocery store shelves less than 48 hours after leaving the cow's udder.
~Local - milk is produced 365 days a year in all 50 states. The milk in your fridge didn't travel far to get there.
~A great Economic Value - At only 25 cents a glass, 3 glasses of milk provides 70% of our daily value of Calcium and 50% of Protein as well as 7 other essential nutrients. What a bargain!
~Antibiotic Free - Every gallon, every time.
In addition to producing a spectacular product, dairy farms also contribute to local economies by creating jobs, and buying supplies and services in the neighborhoods they farm!