THE GRASS-FED GUARANTEE
You can trace this taste to the source: certified grass-fed cows who feast daily on fresh pasture, dried forage, and fermented hay that aids their digestion. Completely free from GMOs, rBST, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or any additives, our milk is better tasting and better for you.
GOOD FOR YOU—AND THE EARTH
The earth and its animals are important to us. Our farms in Georgia are as green as the grass our cows eat. We’re proud to be home to the most robust grass-fed production system in the country, feeding cows that are 100% free-range, meaning never, ever confined.
Originally from New Zealand, Dr. Richard Watson is one of the world’s top leaders in research and development related to animal welfare, as well as best-in-class grazing and pasture-based techniques. For over 20 years, he has worked to pioneer the 365-day dairy grazing standard. He has invested over $30 million to build the single largest source of cows in the U.S. that are never confined, environmentally sustainable, roam free-range, and are grass-fed 365 days a year.
Free-range and grass-feeding techniques are principal elements to sustainable animal welfare. Free-range grass-fed cow’s milk is proven to be significantly more nutritious than the traditional milk found in today’s marketplace. By design, allowing cows to roam and forage at their own, natural pace results in getting milk that's higher in CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) and omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, all of which are important to brain and heart health. What’s more, grass-fed milk naturally contains more vitamins A and D at similar levels contained in fortified milk.
Hart Dairy’s 3,500-plus herd is located just outside of Augusta, Georgia, where annual rainfall and temperature conditions are a U.S. temperate sweet spot. In fact, grazing conditions in this area of the U.S. are even better than the world-renowned dairy farms found in Richard’s native New Zealand, where 365-day per year grazing techniques began. By comparison, most U.S. farms are forced to confine their herds indoors. The commonly accepted grass-fed labeling guidelines from the American Grassfed Association requires only 150 days per year, which is followed by many other pasture-raised farms. The USDA requires only 120 days. This just wasn’t good enough for Hart Dairy Farms.
Because of the location, investment, global research and development, and Richard’s passion for world-class grazing and pasture-based techniques, Hart Dairy is now the largest 100% free range and grass-fed farming system in North America. We are the first and ONLY pasteurized dairy farm in the U.S. to be Certified Humane®. Happier cows lead to better dairy products. Today, Hart Dairy is the single largest source of cows in North America that are never confined, environmentally sustainable, roam free-range and are grass-fed 365 days a year.