A Love of Jersey Cows and a Determination to Stay In Business

A Love of Jersey Cows and a Determination to Stay In Business

Dairyman Garry Hansen couldn’t count on a consistent price for his milk due to the volatility of the dairy market that nearly drove him out of business at one point. So to save his cows, he had to become a processor and distributor of his own milk.

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Radiance Dairy (video)

There are thousands of dairy farms out there. And most treat their cows on par with industry standards: Milk them until they no longer produce at large quantities and then “retire” them…usually to a feed lot. But Radiance Dairy is different. And that’s why we chose it as our first stop on the Real Food […]

Tom Trantham-Reporting from the Field

Tom Trantham-Twelve Aprils Grazing Program Coming Soon

July 2, 2010; Pelzer, South Carolina. In 1989, dairy farmer, Tom Trantham, was facing almost certain financial collapse on his conventional, 92 cow dairy farm operation. With the costs of animal feed skyrocketing, many farmers were turning to BST to increase milk production, a hormone purported at the time of being safe, and as the […]