On a typical dairy farm the value, and duration, of a cow’s life is determined by their “profitability” and they are routinely injected with anti-biotics and fed an unnatural grain-based diet simply to keep a healthy profit. When the cow is unable to meet the predetermined $magic number she, who has supplied both her milk and her babies to the milk industry for years, is “culled”.
But not here at Ahimsa Dairy. Not ever.
All of our milking cows have been rescued from such dairies. Once she is safe at our dairy, her ear tag marked with her number is removed and she is given a name. We continue to milk her until she naturally stops giving milk. All of our cows, milking or not, are free to live out their natural lives on organic pastures supplemented with protein-rich alfalfa and delicious well water.
Our herd is comprised of 8 Jersey cows, 4 milking, 3 retired, and 1 heifer who was born here at Saragrahi. We sell our organic raw pet milk locally and deliver weekly to Hendersonville and Asheville. This milk is not for human consumption. It is not legal to sell raw milk for human consumption in NC.
Memory Lane – A Newsletter from 2014: Meet your Milk