We favor dairy products from farms that are either USDA Certified Organic or Certified Humane by either Humane Farm Animal Care or Animal Welfare Approved. Products produced organically or humanely certified from these two certifiers come from farms where animals get a nutritious diet without antibiotics or hormones, are raised with shelter, resting areas, sufficient space, daily access to the outdoors and pastures, and the ability to engage in natural behaviors.
Dairy cows often live in unnecessarily poor and cruel conditions. Cows and calves often spend a majority of their lives, unable to perform the natural and instinctive behaviors necessary to their health and well-being. Inhumane conditions aren't necessary to produce dairy products.