Farm Size

Are cows better cared for on small farms?

All cows, regardless of farm size, are treated with the utmost care. Cows come first on every farm — whether the farm has 20, 200 or 2,000 cows.

Do large farms wreak havoc on the environment?

Protecting the environment has more to do with proper management than the number of cows on the farm. Most farmers live on or near their farms, so it’s in their best interest to protect the land, air and water. Dairy farmers follow best management practices for protecting the rivers and waterways, managing the soil, and keeping the air clean. Dairy farms, both large and small, also follow a number of voluntary and required state and federal environmental management standards.

Are big farms pushing out the smaller farms?

No, it takes dairy farms, both large and small, to feed our communities and the world.