Hart Dairy is the single largest source of cows in the United States today that are never confined, environmentally sustainable, roam free-range and are grass-fed 365 days a year. They are redefining the grass-fed standard.
Originally from New Zealand, Dr. Richard Watson is one of the world’s top leaders in research and development related to animal welfare and best-in-class grazing and pasture-based techniques. For over 20 years, he has worked to pioneer the 365-day dairy grazing standard and has invested over $30 million to build the single largest source of cows in the United States that are never confined, environmentally sustainable, roam free-range and are grass-fed 365 days a year.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by Humane Farm Animal Care and proud to have the Certified Humane® label on our Hart Dairy milk bottles,” said Tim Connell, Hart Dairy chief executive officer. “Their seal of approval is a testament to our passion to ensure a healthy living environment for our cows, as they graze free-range on green grass pastures 365 days a year. We truly believe the happiest cows produce the most pure, delicious milk for our customers.”
Hart Dairy believes in HFAC’s Animal Care Standards, which include undergoing third-party inspections to confirm compliance to be certain cows:
- Are fed nutritious diets without antibiotics, growth promoters and animal byproducts.
- Receive proper shelter, resting areas and sufficient space to support natural behaviors.
Hart Dairy’s 3,500-plus herd is located just outside of Augusta, Georgia, where annual rainfall and temperature conditions are at a temperate sweet spot. In fact, grazing conditions in this area of the United States are even better than the world-renowned dairy farms found in Richard’s native New Zealand, where 365-day per year grazing techniques began.
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 and is the first and ONLY dairy farm in the United States to produce Certified Humane milk.
To learn more, visit their website at https://www.hartdairy.com/. For information on where to buy Hart Dairy products and other Certified Humane® products in your area, visit CertifiedHumane.org/Shop or download the Certified Humane free product locator mobile app.