Westby Cooperative Creamery

Farm/Brand HeadquartersWestby, WI
ProductsButter, cheese
Market AreaNationwide
Total Score1175
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)1175
4-Cow Rating | Excellent
Ownership structure90Farmer-owned cooperative
Milk Supply90Milk supplied by cooperative farmers
Organic Production85Processes both organic and conventional products; organic farms do not have split operations
Disclosure of Information for Verification90Good disclosure
Organic Certification100Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA)
Other Labels/Standards0None
Grass-fed50Meets minimum USDA percent intake requirements
Soy Free Ration?No
Pasture75Good pasture compliance
Times Milked90Two times a day (standard protocol on legitimate organic dairies)
Cull/death Rate0Did not answer
Replacements100Closed herds
Calves70Removed shortly after birth (standard protocol)
Antibiotic Use100No antibiotic use
Hormone Usage60A portion of milk supplied may use hormones therapeutically
Farm Support85Staff visits farms at least once a year
Procurement of Ingredients90High integrity outside ingredients used
Extra Credit0None