Pure Eire Dairy

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersOthello, WA
ProductsA2 milk, Fluid milk, butter, cream, kefir, buttermilk, grassfed
Websitewww.pureeiredairy.com
Market AreaWA
Total Score1675

This brand did not participate in our survey. However, we were able to confirm all the information contained below from trusted informants who have worked with the farm for years.

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)1675
5-Cow Rating | Top-Rated—Beyond Organic
Ownership structure100Farmstead dairy (owned and operated by farm family)
Milk Supply100Farmstead dairy—100% of milk from farm
Organic Production100100% organic farm, brand does not market conventional
Disclosure of Information for Verification50This brand did not participate in our survey, but we were able to confirm answers through insider review and farm visits
Organic Certification75Oregon Tilth (OTCO)
Other Labels/Standards100Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) labeling
Grass-fed100100% grass-fed with independent verification of standards or independent requirements and practices that ensure compliance
Soy Free Ration?Yes
Pasture100Meets high standards for pasturing, exceeding minimum USDA standards by a significant margin.
Times Milked100Once a day (non-standard, but beneficial for the cows)
Cull/death Rate100Does not cull cattle and has low death rate
Replacements100Closed herd
Calves100Calves stay with their mothers until weaned naturally
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage100No hormone use
Farm Support100Farmstead dairy (owner farms/lives on-site)
Procurement of Ingredients100No added ingredients
Extra Credit150Pure Éire Dairy was the first dairy farm in North America to be both certified AWA and Certified Grassfed by A Greener World (who is the parent of AWA). With respect to the concern of fraudulent grain imports, this dairy produces 100% of their own feed.