Revealing The Udder Truth about Dairy

How are cows really treated on dairy farms? Are there antibiotics in the milk I drink? Are big farms bad? Many questions exist when it comes to the dairy industry and with so many conflicting messages, it’s sometimes difficult to decipher fact from fiction.

Welcome to The Udder Truth, a three-part video series that puts hardworking farmers in front of the camera and asks them to address some of the dairy industry’s most common myths. Using excerpts from people’s real comments on social media, we confront concerns right where it all starts — on the farm.

Episode one features dairy farmer Annie Link who takes us around her large, family-run dairy farm and shows that big farms aren’t bad farms.

In episode two, farmer Linnea Kooistra reassures that there are no antibiotics in milk and shows everything farmers do to keep it that way. 

Finally in episode three, farmer Joe Kelsey tells us how cow care is key to a happy and successful farm, addressing hard hitting topics like calf/cow separation, housing conditions and more.

With the help of three passionate and dedicated dairy farmers, we’re taking you behind the scenes to show what’s really happening on dairy farms and how the myths you may have heard are just that—myths. And that, friends, is the The Udder Truth.

Learn more at The Udder Truth.




This story was originally posted on 7/21/2015.