Did you know that in addition to being used in our farm-fresh raw milk cheese, Conebella Farm’s milk is shipped to Land O’Lakes? We are members of the Land O’Lakes cooperative and ship milk to Land O’Lakes each month. This year, we have won a prestigious Land O’Lakes milk quality award for the third consecutive year.
The milk quality award goes to dairy farms that meet the high standards Land O’Lakes has set for member dairies that supply its milk.
Land O’Lakes samples milk every time it receives it from a farm, testing for three markers that demonstrate that the cows are healthy. Milk samples must have no antibiotics at all, a bacteria count well below levels that have been deemed safe and a low white blood cell count to ensure that the cows are not fighting infections.
To secure a milk quality award, a farm must meet these requirements for a full year. Having even one bad month will disqualify a farm.
We are proud to have met these high standards this year, last year and over many years in the past. We know it means peace of mind for all of our loyal customers!