Aurora Organic Dairy, a leading
The Coldwater West facility received organic certification for its 2,500 livestock from independent certifier Quality Assurance International on June 15. The 640 acres of cropland and pasture at Coldwater West have been certified separately for several years. Aurora Organic Dairy also owns the adjacent facility, Coldwater East, where Aurora Organic Dairy currently grows certified organic crops on an additional 640 acres.
Aurora Organic Dairy works with a network of more than 120 organic family farmers to supply feed and pasture land to cows at its organic dairy farms in
“The opening of this dairy helps to build organic agriculture and a sustainable dairy industry in
In addition to certification of its organic livestock and pasture by independent certifiers, Aurora Organic Dairy is audited by Validus Services, a USDA process-verified animal welfare certifier, to ensure that all cows are treated humanely. The Validus program was developed by top animal welfare experts including
“Our Coldwater West organic dairy farm exemplifies Aurora Organic Dairy’s dedication to animal welfare, sustainable agriculture, resource management and to the organic industry as a whole,” said Peperzak. “We’re looking forward to working with our farmer-partners in the region, sharing our organic farming expertise and contributing to
For more information, visit www.auroraorganic.com.