Organic Pastures Dairy Company (McAffee Farm)
|Farm/Brand Headquarters||Fresno, CA|
|Products||Butter, cheese, fluid milk, raw milk, A2 breeds|
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!
Organic Pastures Dairy Co
|TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)||1520|
5-Cow Rating | Top-Rated—Beyond Organic
|Ownership structure||100||Family farm|
|Milk Supply||95||Gets some milk from another farm with matching practices|
|Organic Production||100||Brand only markets organic|
|Disclosure of Information for Verification||95||Full disclosure|
|Organic Certification||100||Organic Certifiers, Ventura|
|Other Labels/Standards||60||Certified Humane|
|Grass-fed||50||Exceeds minimum standards|
|Soy Free Ration?||Yes|
|Pasture||90||Excellent pasture compliance|
|Times Milked||90||Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)|
|Cull/death Rate||40||Moderate cull/death rate|
|Replacements||80||Some animals purchased for replacement|
|Calves||75||Removed shortly after birth (standard practice)|
|Antibiotic Use||100||No antibiotic use|
|Hormone Usage||100||No hormones used|
|Farm Support||90||Representatives visit farm regularly|
|Procurement of Ingredients||100||No outside ingredients used|
|Extra Credit||155||Processor OSP submitted; this dairy gets all of their feed from domestic sources.|