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Committed to Animal Welfare

Crystal Creamery owns and operates 5 dairy farms. We are committed to ensuring the welfare of the cows on our farms as well as those on our partner dairy farms.

Validus Animal Welfare Certification

 is awarded to farms that follow stringent animal welfare guidelines. To become certified farms must undergo a detailed assessment and demonstrate compliance with established animal welfare criteria including:
Animal Welfare
  • Humane animal handling and management
  • Herd health procedures and care
  • Food and water quality standards
  • Housing that promotes animal comfort and cleanliness
  • On-farm security procedures

Our five dairies have been Validus certified since 2007.

Additionally Our Milk Purchase Agreement requires that our contracted producers must comply with our animal welfare provisions as outlined in the agreement.