Where quality and cow comfort are all that matter
At Mountain Fresh Creamery and Glo-Crest Dairy, we are dedicated to our cows’ comfort and health 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We milk around 210 Holstein cows, twice a day, every day on our 100 acre farm. Our cows are never given any growth hormones or rBST. We also believe in healthy cows, so if a cow does happen to get sick and needs antibiotics, we will give them. However, the treated cow’s milk will be dumped until after her withdraw time period and until her milk no longer has any trace of antibiotics. Approximately 60% of our herd is registered, and we have plans to be 100% registered by 2020.
Our cows spend part of each day grazing in our lush pastures. What goes into the cow affects what comes out, so we make sure our cows have fresh water at all times and a balanced, healthy diet. Although the cows love grazing outside in the pasture, Nutritionist Ron Arp carefully balances the cows’ vitamin and mineral needs to ensure they receive the highest quality feed as well. During the hot Georgia summers, the cows enjoy hanging out by the fans to keep cool. They’re treated like family because they are!
Milk quality is our #1 priority at Glo-Crest Dairy, and the practices we have in place to care for our cows has captured our farm the “Cream of the Crop” award each year since 2004!