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Home is where the herd is

These are the cows

that graze and feed, that moo and chew and lay and play and make the milk your body needs.

Daily
Eats

The foods that make our cows go, “Mmm-oo!”

SILAGE
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SILAGE
A mixture of fermented plant matter loaded with vitamins, silage is a seasonal food cows enjoy several times throughout the year.
GRASS
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GRASS
The same green stuff you’d recognize from your yard. In California, pasture-based grazing primarily occurs on northern, coastal farms.
GRAINS
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GRAINS
A mixture of grain, soy and other ingredients, it provides cows with food rich in energy.
CITRUS PULP
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CITRUS PULP
Cows love citrus, too! The dried pulp from grapefruits and oranges is an excellent source of calcium.
STEAM FLAKED CORN
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STEAM FLAKED CORN
This corn has been heated to 200 degrees to make it soft and flaky. It helps our cows produce an extra 6 pounds of milk per day!
CORN GLUTEN
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CORN GLUTEN
Our cows need energy! Corn gluten gives our cows the protein and energy they need to roam our beautiful pastures.
ALMOND HULLS
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ALMOND HULLS
Not only do these add a tasty crunch, they also provide a healthy boost in fiber.
COTTON SEEDS
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COTTON SEEDS
Turns out those cotton-pickin’ seeds aren’t good for nothin’ after all! They’re a great source of fat and fiber.
SUGAR BEET PULP
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SUGAR BEET PULP
MMMM this stuff tastes good…at least the cows think so. It’s also packed with fiber keeping our cows' digestive tracts happy.

Daily
Eats

SILAGE
+
SILAGE
A mixture of fermented plant matter loaded with vitamins, silage is a seasonal food cows enjoy several times throughout the year.
GRASS
+
GRASS
The same green stuff you’d recognize from your yard. In California, pasture-based grazing primarily occurs on northern, coastal farms.
GRAINS
+
GRAINS
A mixture of grain, soy and other ingredients, it provides cows with food rich in energy.
CITRUS PULP
+
CITRUS PULP
Cows love citrus, too! The dried pulp from grapefruits and oranges is an excellent source of calcium.
STEAM FLAKED CORN
+
STEAM FLAKED CORN
This corn has been heated to 200 degrees to make it soft and flaky. It helps our cows produce an extra 6 pounds of milk per day!
CORN GLUTEN
+
CORN GLUTEN
Our cows need energy! Corn gluten gives our cows the protein and energy they need to roam our beautiful pastures.
ALMOND HULLS
+
ALMOND HULLS
Not only do these add a tasty crunch, they also provide a healthy boost in fiber.
COTTON SEEDS
+
COTTON SEEDS
Turns out those cotton-pickin’ seeds aren’t good for nothin’ after all! They’re a great source of fat and fiber.
SUGAR BEET PULP
+
SUGAR BEET PULP
MMMM this stuff tastes good…at least the cows think so. It’s also packed with fiber keeping our cows' digestive tracts happy.

A lesson in Cowology

The ins & outs of California dairy cows.

A lesson in Cowology

The ins & outs of California dairy cows.

Cows belong to a group of animals called ruminants. This means they have four stomach compartments (not four stomachs) that each play a different role in the digestion of food. The four parts of the stomach are called, in order, rumen, reticulum, omasum and the abomasum.

When cows “chew their cud” they’re chewing small wads of feed that have been returned to the mouth to continue the digestion process. Each cud is chewed somewhere between 40 and 60 times (for about one minute). 



It takes 50 to 70 hours for a cow to turn grass into feed and most cows give 9 gallons of milk a day! 


The nutrients from the feed are turned into milk by four mammary glands found in the udder. The droplets of milk are drained through an opening called a duct into the udder.

We care about Animal Care

What happens when the milk leaves the cow?
What happens when the milk leaves the cow?
The milk travels to a refrigerated holding tank where it’s held until it can be picked up by a refrigerated tanker. Usually within a few hours. The large, stainless steel tankers keep the milk clean and cold en route to processing before ultimately reaching you at your favorite grocer.
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