Trader’s Point Creamery

Farm/Brand HeadquartersZionsville, IN
ProductsFluid milk, yogurt
Market AreaIN, IL, Midwest, Northeast, Mid Atlantic
Total Score1120

Trader’s Point Creamery was top-rated (with five cows) in the previous iteration of the scorecard. They have not yet responded to our investigation and so have been downgraded. This is unfortunate because we have every reason to believe their management and exemplary farming practices have not changed. We hope they will follow through with their commitment to send us their survey information, and we can follow up with a site visit, so we can move them back up in the rankings.

TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)1120
4-Cow Rating | Excellent
Ownership structure80Family business
Milk Supply85Majority of milk from own farm plus some from neighbor
Organic Production100Dedicated to organic production
Disclosure of Information for Verification0No answer; score downgraded from previous scorecard.
Organic Certification100ICO & OEFFA
Other Labels/Standards0No answer
Grass-fed0No answer
Soy Free Ration?NoNo answer. Soy is likely used in feed.
Pasture100Fully pasture-based production
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate100No answer
Replacements100Closed herds
Calves0No answer
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotics used
Hormone Usage100No hormones used
Farm Support85Staff live on-farm and visit other farm(s) regularly
Procurement of Ingredients80Milk powder purchased from known source
Extra Credit0None