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  • Where are the farms located?

    Organic Meadow receives milk from small family run farms located throughout Ontario. To see where our farms are located,  click here.  

     

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  • Why purchase Organic Meadow

    When you purchase Organic Meadow products you are supporting small family farms who work so diligently to bring you fresh, high quality organic products. 

     

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  • Are your cows pastured?

    The cows are free roaming on grassy pastures during the warm months starting as soon as the grass has grown long enough for the cows to eat on it.  Many of our farmers have their cows on 22 hour turn out (come in only to be milked) between May and November.  In the winter the cows still go outside, weather permitting, as it is required within the Canadian Organic Regime (federal standard) that the cows get outdoor access year round. 

     

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  • Can you shed some light with respect to using antibiotics on your dairy cows?

    Sure - Our farmers would never allow one of their cows to suffer.  If a cow become ill natural remedies such as homeopathy is administered.  If the cow does not respond to natural remedies, the use of antibiotics is allowed but only as a last resort and under the supervision of a veterinarian. 

     

    If antibiotics are administered, the cow is isolated from the herd at milking time and her milk is discarded until all traces of antibiotics are removed. 

     

    Many of our farmers will tell us that they have not had to use antibiotics on their cows since switching to organic farming because of the healthier lifestyle.

     

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  • What do you feed the cows?

    Each of the farms are small family-run farms (the herd range in size from 10 to 80 cows) being independently owned and operated.  What happens on each farm is slightly different, depending on the cow breed, the soil type, the amount of land they have, etc. 

     

    The cows are free roaming on grassy pastures during the warm months starting as soon as the grass has grown long enough for the cows to eat.  Many of our farmers have their cows on 22 hour turn out (come in only to be milked) between May and November.  In the winter the cows still go outside, weather permitting, as it is required within the Canadian Organic Regime (federal standard) that the cows get outdoor access year round.

     

    Our farmers  store their hay for winter which allows the cows to be fed grass even out of season.  Any grains they grow for feed - oats, peas, barley, soy and corn (silage) come from 100% certified organic sources and often come directly from the same farm.  All grains are GMO free. 

     

    They strive to create a complete system on their farms.  What this means is that all of the feed for the cows is produced on-farm, and then the manure is properly composted and applied back onto the crops.  This, with proper crop rotation will allow the farm to run sustainably.  The type of grains and legumes each producer feed their cows depends on what can be grown in their fields.

     

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