Environmental Impact and Animal Safety

We are constantly looking for ways to improve the efficiency of our operations while reducing our overall environmental impact. This means understanding that a good idea is a good idea – whether it comes from a plant worker or the CEO. It means taking a fresh look at the way we do things instead of slipping into a routine. And it means listening to our customers and our vendors and responding to their concerns quickly and transparently.

Walking the Walk

At every step of the production and delivery chain, we find ways to recycle a number of materials, lowering costs and helping the environment along the way. In fact, last year alone we recycled:

  • 1,383 tires
  • 6,669 batteries
  • 9,125 barrels
  • 39,932 gallons of oil
  • 145,056 wooden pallets

Caring for Our Cows

Without our dairy cows, we wouldn't exist. It is, therefore, in our interest to take care of them as well as possible. So we go out of our way to make sure that they’re treated humanely and have the best available medical care.

In addition, we pay close attention to:

  • Nutrition: All animals have access to a nutritionally adequate diet and clean, fresh water.
  • Animal Health: Health is maintained through preventive care programs, augmented by rapid diagnosis and treatment when necessary.
  • Management: To promote animal care and wellness, animal caretakers are adequately trained, follow protocols and have access to record systems to meet the requirements of their position.
  • Housing and Facilities: Facilities are designed, constructed and maintained to provide and promote animal health, comfort and safety.
  • Handling, Movement and Transportation: All animals are handled, moved and transported in a manner that reduces the risk of injury, discomfort or disease.

It starts with a simple step and before you know it, all of your efforts to reduce waste and environmental impact really add up.