Meet Esther: A Cow Story

Take a glimpse into the daily routine of the cows who produce Organic Meadow milk.

Meet Esther

  • Meet Esther

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    At Organic Meadow, ours cows have names, and are treated like members of the family. So we thought you'd like to meet Esther and share a day in her idyllic life.

  • Early Morning

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    Ah morning! My farmer wakes me up at 6:00 am. He gives me my breakfast of certified organic hay and grains—like oats, barley and corn. Lucky me—being organic means my food is grown from untreated, non-GMO seeds without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. After breakfast, it's milking time. I produce an average of 25 litres per day.

  • Afternoon

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    The milking is done, and I head outside to pasture for a long, lazy day of grazing on fresh, lush grass. Organic standards say that I need to graze every day in the summer and must have access to the great outdoors year round (weather permitting). This means I get lots of room to roam around and socialize with the other cows.

  • Lights Out

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    It's 6:00pm and here comes my farmer to take us back to the barn for our evening milking. Then it's lights out and off to bed for a good night's sleep.

Did You Know

A calf is a newborn dairy cow.

Farmers in the Field

Amy Darroch

Amy Darroch

Amy Darroch began to fulfill her lifelong dream this past July on her newly purchased farm just south of Peterborough . From… Read more »

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