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Do the cows receive antibiotics?

All Grade A milk must test negative for the presence of antibiotics before going to market as required by law. In the instance that a cow is sick and advised by a veterinarian to be treated with antibiotics, she is tagged and her milk is taken separately and discarded. The milk from a cow that has been treated with antibiotics must test negative before entering the milk tank. 

The choice to use antibiotics is at the discretion of each farmer. The majority of our farmers do not regularly administer antibiotics if they choose to even use them at all. Additionally, there are not any antibiotics in the grain fed to the cows. 

The vast majority of our farmers do not tend their dairy pastures with herbicides and none with pesticides. Most of our farmers prefer mowing as a form of weed management. Their sustainable farming methods of rotating and resting the land promote health maintenance for both the cows and...

Snowville’s farmers are always concerned with the health and safety of their cows, and a major part of this means making sure they fulfill their cows’ dietary needs. Quite often, especially during the winter, foraging on grass alone is not enough energy to sustain a lactating cow. To help alleviate this energy...

Snowville Creamery's products are better for the cows, better for the planet, and better for you.


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