Organic Valley (CROPP)

Farm/Brand HeadquartersLaFarge, WI
ProductsButter, butter (ghee), fluid milk
Market AreaNationwide
Total Score1310
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)1310
4-Cow Rating | Excellent
Ownership structure90Farmer-owned cooperative
Milk Supply90Own patrons with specific cooperative policy
Organic Production100100% organic farms and milk, brand will occasionally sell milk as conventional
Disclosure of Information for Verification90Good transparency
Organic Certification75Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO)
Other Labels/Standards0None. Individual farmers may have other certifications.
Grass-fed70Exceeds minimum standards for grazing
Soy Free Ration?No
Pasture90Excellent pasture compliance using rotational grazing
Times Milked85Majority of farms milk twice a day (standard organic practice); one farm milks 3 times a day
Cull/death Rate75Moderate cull/death rate. Will vary widely between farms.
Replacements100Closed herds
Calves75Removed shortly after birth (standard practice)
Antibiotic Use100No Antibiotic use
Hormone Usage100No hormone use
Farm Support80All larger farms are visited more frequently; most farms visited annually
Procurement of Ingredients90Outside ingredients from single trusted sources
Extra Credit0None