Sassy Cow Creamery

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersColumbus, WI
ProductsFluid milk
Websitewww.sassycowcreamery.com
Market AreaIL, WI
Total Score545

In the summer of 2019, Sassy Cow Creamery was found to be non-compliant with organic regulations concerning pasture compliance (as detailed in this administrative decision). This administrative process is still in the appeals stage with no final decision.

Cornucopia is currently working with this dairy to ensure they are now in compliance. The dairy is cooperating fully with us and their certifier, and we expect their scores in several categories to increase as we re-confirm information.

 

 

 

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)545
3-Cow Rating | Unverified
Ownership structure90Family owned business/family farm
Milk Supply50Both organic and conventional milk processed (properties kept separate)
Organic Production50Brand markets conventional and organic; processed in same creamery
Disclosure of Information for Verification30Moderate transparency
Organic Certification100Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA)
Other Labels/Standards0None
Grass-fed0Markets grass-based production
Soy Free Ration?No
Pasture0Record of poor pasture compliance not meeting minimum USDA standards
Times Milked0Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate0Unknown cull/death rate
Replacements0Unknown
Calves75Removed shortly after birth (standard practice)
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage50Unknown whether hormones are used therapeutically, but growth hormones are not used
Farm Support0Staff notes they visit farm daily
Procurement of Ingredients0Unknown
Extra Credit0None