Organic Pastures Dairy Company (McAffee Farm)

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersFresno, CA
ProductsButter, cheese, fluid milk, raw milk, A2 breeds
Websitewww.organicpastures.com
Market AreaCA
Total Score1520

They say: “Founded in 2000, Organic Pastures Dairy is a 4th generation family farm that is state inspected and produces only organic raw dairy products from its on farm creamery near Fresno CA.
Its raw grass fed products can be found all across the State of California in about 600 stores and 22 farmers markets.
We are dedicated to consumer education and a full and transparent consumer-connection. OPDC is the 4th ranked brand of organic milk in the USA ( SPINS ) and leads with food safety testing and innovation with its first ever 12 hour Test & Hold prior to release to market program.
OPDC is LISTED by the Raw Milk Institute.Org

We welcome all people to visit and tour our farm and creamery. Thank you!
Mark McAfee
CEO/Founder
Organic Pastures Dairy Co
1-877-RAW-MILK
organicpastures.com
C-559.970.5581
F-559.842.8061”

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)1520
5-Cow Rating | Top-Rated—Beyond Organic
Ownership structure100Family farm
Milk Supply95Gets some milk from another farm with matching practices
Organic Production100Brand only markets organic
Disclosure of Information for Verification95Full disclosure
Organic Certification100Organic Certifiers, Ventura
Other Labels/Standards60Certified Humane
Grass-fed50Exceeds minimum standards
Soy Free Ration?Yes
Pasture90Excellent pasture compliance
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate40Moderate cull/death rate
Replacements80Some animals purchased for replacement
Calves75Removed shortly after birth (standard practice)
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage100No hormones used
Farm Support90Representatives visit farm regularly
Procurement of Ingredients100No outside ingredients used
Extra Credit155Processor OSP submitted; this dairy gets all of their feed from domestic sources.