We were raised here and we are raising our families here. Our goal is to sustain our family farm for generations to come.
We take recycling very seriously at our dairy. We use sand for bedding our cows and we wash it in a specifically designed alley and reuse it over and over.
Some of the feeds we use are by-products of human foods such as distillers grains, canola meal and almond hulls. These are very good sources of essential nutrients and are blended in with the supervision of professional nutritionists.
Water is Reused Four Times
Then, that wash water is collected and pumped into concrete lanes where the cows stand to eat. These “flush lanes” stay very clean all year long, making a nice area for cows to stand and eat.
The construction of the facility itself was built, and continues to be repaired with, recycled pipe that had once been used in the oil drilling industry. We also reuse old tires to hold down covers on our cattle feed — tires that could have ended up in landfills.