Ethical large scale dairy

DJ visits a large sustainable, ethical diary and contracts to get milk to make cheese from. The diary has 1,600 of cows, yet they are sheltered from the elements, do get outside time, and there’s no crowding. Manure is collected every day and they compost it. They grow some of the best hay in the area and do so with no fertilizer, just by using the composted manure.

I’ve seen large dairies whose cows are crowded, get little exercise, and have no shelter from the elements. This dairy is different. I hope we never get so big we know our animals by number rather than name. But it’s nice to see that a large operation can be operated in a humane and eco-friendly way!

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