Sassy Cow Creamery

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersColumbus, WI
ProductsFluid milk
Websitewww.sassycowcreamery.com
Market AreaIL, WI
Total Score10

As of summer of 2019, Sassy Cow Creamery was found to be non-compliant with organic regulations in several issues (as detailed in this administrative decision).

It is likely that Sassy Cow Creamery will have their organic certificate pulled moving forward.

 

 

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)10
1-Cow Rating | Factory Farms
Ownership structure10Family owned business/family farm
Milk Supply0Both organic and conventional milk processed (properties kept separate)
Organic Production0Brand markets conventional and organic; processed in same creamery
Disclosure of Information for Verification0Poor transparency
Organic Certification0Previouly certified by Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA)
Other Labels/Standards0None
Grass-fed0Markets grass-based production but
Soy Free Ration?No
Pasture0Poor pasture compliance not meeting minimum USDA standards
Times Milked0Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate0very high cull/death rate
Replacements0Illegal animal transitions
Calves0Removed shortly after birth (standard practice)
Antibiotic Use0Unknown
Hormone Usage0Unknown
Farm Support0Staff notes they visit farm daily
Procurement of Ingredients0Unknown
Extra Credit0None