|Farm Name||St. John's Organic Farm|
|Products||Fluid milk products (not homogenized)|
Located in the Emmett Valley 25 miles northwest of Boise, our 160 acre
farm is home to 40 milking cows and a similar number of steers and
calves. The farm has been in our family for 70 years.
We purpose to farm in ways that are sustainable agriculturally, environmentally, financially, and emotionally: relying on good farming practices old and new; protecting water, air and soil quality; paying our workers a decent wage and keeping our farm in good order; working together with family and friends.
Our cows enjoy large, open and diverse organic pastures, and rich organic alfalfa hay. All of this feed is free of chemical pesticides, herbicides and commercial fertilizers. Our cows receive natural health care, avoiding antibiotics, stimulants, and artificial hormones. We raise our own cows from new born to full grown. They are never in a feedlot. Our cows are 100% Organic.
|Ownership Structure||100||Family Farm|
|Milk Supply||100||Single Farm|
|Disclosure of Information for Verification||100||Full and open disclosure|
|Cows on pasture time/acreage provided||100||One cow/acre+ 8/mo or more per year|
|Health and longevity of cows||100||Extremely low cull rate!|
|Replacement animals only from organic farms||100||Closed herd|
|Antibiotics used on young cattle||100||Never|
|Reproductive hormones used||50||Occasional oxytocin use|
|Farm support oversight||100||We live on the farm-work daily|
|Outside dairy ingredients purchased||100||None|
FIVE COWS (Outstanding)