Alexandre Family EcoDairy Farms

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersCrescent City, CA
ProductsFluid milk, raw milk, A2 milk
Websitewww.ecodairyfarms.com
Market AreaCA, OR, WA
Total Score1425

This dairy seeks to differentiate their farm as something more than organic. They do this with biodynamic farming practices, A2A2 cattle, green pasture 365 days-a-year, and the cows having access to pasture year round. They have a 100% A2A2 certified beta casein protein herd (validated by their certifier CCOF).

This dairy brand can be found at Whole Foods Market (PNW, NorCal, and SoPac), Jimbos, Gelsons, Sprouts, as well as 100 independent natural food stores across Washington, Oregon, and California.

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)1425
5-Cow Rating | Top-Rated—Beyond Organic
Ownership structure90Family owned dairy buisness
Milk Supply90Multiple farms owned by same controlling interest; close control over milk supply
Organic Production100Only organic dairy products sold
Disclosure of Information for Verification100Full disclosure
Organic Certification75California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
Other Labels/Standards80Both American Humane Certified, and Non-GMO Project Verified. Also certified through Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM). May be biodynamic certified soon. 100% A2A2 certified beta casein protein herd, validated by CCOF.
Grass-fed60Exceeds minimum standards for grazing; one of four farms is 100% grass fed
Soy Free Ration?No. Soy meal is used in feed
Pasture80Excellent pasture compliance with rotational grazing used
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate90Low overall cull and death rates
Replacements100Closed herds (all replacements raised in-farm)
Calves75Calves removed from mother shortly after birth (standard practice)
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage100No hormones used
Farm Support95Representatives visit farm daily; close family management
Procurement of Ingredients100No added ingredients
Extra CreditNone