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  • Why do your farmers feed their cows corn and soybean despite the overwhelming evidence against corn and grain-fed cows?

    The first priority for our farmers is to provide a complete, balanced diet that meets the nutritional and behavioral needs of the cows at each point in their life: this includes whole organic milk for calves, pasture for as much of the growing season as practical, and a high-forage diet year-round. For much of their adult lives, cows can survive on a no-grain diet, but there are times, particularly after they have had a calf and their body is signaling them to produce lots of milk, when it can be very difficult for them to meet all their nutritional needs on forage (grass and legumes) alone. (Well-known organic veterinarian Dr. Hubert Karreman compares these cows to elite athletes - their nutritional requirements are very high.)

     

    Weather conditions and other factors can make it impossible for farmers to grow and store enough top-quality forage to meet the needs of their cows all year long without the option of grain. In these circumstances, our farmers choose from a variety of organic grains, including oats, barley, peas, corn, and soybeans, to supplement the cows' diet and to make sure they stay healthy.

     

    Answered by: Regional Field Manager

  • Are there other alternatives to feeding the cows grain in the winter?

    Problems occur as a result of feeding too much grain (of any kind) and too little forage, which is the opposite of the organic approach.

     

    Ruminants like cows evolved to consume a high-forage diet, but this doesn't mean that grain cannot be part of their diet when needed - the buffalo on the Prairies spent their winters in the northern part of their range, where the cold kept them dry, and they could graze on the high-energy seed-heads of the native grasses. For our farmers, the health and well-being of the cows is top priority - that starts with a forage-based diet, but grain can be a valuable addition, when fed in appropriate amounts at appropriate times.

     

    Answered by: Regional Field Manager

  • What is Greek yogurt and how is it made?

    Greek yogurt is known for its creamy texture and taste. It is higher in protein than regular yogurt.

     

    It is made the way the Greeks have done it for thousands of years! We start with the freshest organic milk, add active bacterial cultures and let it sit for a bit. We then strain the yogurt using a cheese cloth, which allows the whey/liquid to drain out the of the yogurt. This is the most authentic way of making a Greek yogurt. There are no skim milk powder or milk-protein concentrates added to help thicken it. It's naturally this thick and very, very, creamy!  Please let us know what you think of it!

      

    Answered by: Customer Service

  • What Bacteria Cultures are added to Organic Meadow Greek Yogurt

    The active bacterial cultures added to our Greek yogurt are Lactobacillus Delbrueckii Subsp. Bulgaris and Streptococcus Thermophilus.

     

    Answered by: Customer Service

  • Can Organic Meadow Greek Yogurt be frozen?

    We do not recommend that you freeze our Greek yogurts.  If you were to freeze it, the nutritional content of the product will stay the same but the consistancy will change considerably. 

    Answered by: Customer Service

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