A view in the distance of the Rockview feedlot dairy.
Rockview’s feedlot organic dairy in Amagosa, NV. Federal organic rules require pasturing of dairy cows.
Cows confined in the feedlot and at the feedbunk.
Most of the heifers are confined in the feedlot. In the distance, some heifers are out on irrigated pasture.
A close-up of the feedlots at the Rockview factory dairy.
Another view of the feedlot dairy.
A sea of calf hutches
Calf housing at the Rockview facility.
Very limited pasture for thousands of cows
Employee housing. Although it is warm this is not the French Riviera! Hard-working folks living in metal trailers, baking in the sun without even a modicum of shade, not a blade of grass for their kids to play on. Speaking of kids, the children of farm workers suffer from endemic levels of chronic illnesses, such as asthma, because of their proximity to air pollution from the industrial livestock facilities.
Treatment plant spreading wastes at the Modesto Rockview farm
Pasture for heifers in Modesto, California, the location of another Rockview farm.
The feedlot for heifers at the Rockview factory dairy.
Some cows are out of the feedlot and on irrigated pasture land.
Unirrigated land in the Nevada desert produces little forage for dairy cows.