Top rBGH & rBST-free milk producers
November 13, 2007
Here’s your chance to support dairies who have taken a stand against the use bovine growth hormone.
Number: Rank by total dairy sales (2006)
P: Partially rBGH-free
C: Completely rBGH-free
1. Dean Foods ( P)
5. Kroger (C)
6. Dairy Farmers of America (P)
7. HP Hood (P)
11. Darigold (P)
12. Prairie Farms Dairy (C)
14. National Dairy Holdings (P)
16. California Dairies, Inc. (C)
18. Safeway Dairy Group (P)
30. Publix Super Markets (C)
42. Tillamook County Creamery Assoc. (P)
43. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. (C)
53. Stonyfield Farm, Inc. (C)
58. Michigan Milk Producers Assoc. (C)
59. Wilcox Farms (C)
72. BelGioioso Cheese Inc. (C)
73. Cloverland/Green Spring Dairy (C)
74. Smith Dairy Products (P)
85. Oakhurst Dairy (C)
88. Wawa Dairy (C)
92. Joseph Gallo Farms (C)
97. Oberweis Dairy Inc. (C)
Most of the processors listed above have gone rBGH-free in the past two years
Many other smaller processors have gone completely rBGH-free, which will put sales pressure on larger ones to do so. For instance, in Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Dairies, Rosenbergers and Turner have all gone rBGH-free. They were a major factor in Wawa’s decision to go rBGH-freeas of 10/1/07.
DFA, the nation’s largest co-op, sent a letter to its producers in the Mid-East region (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Western Pennsylvania) stating that as of 1/1/08 all fluid milk must be rBGH-free.
Organic & rBGH-Free
These milk and dairy companies carry some or all organic products.
* Indicates a family farm
Alta Dena Organics (Cheese)
City of Industry, CA, 800-535-1369.
Morningland Dairy Cheese*
Mountain View, MO, 417-469-3817, available by mail order.
Organic Valley* (Milk, Cheese, Butter, Cream Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream, Cream, Powdered Milk)
La Farge, WI, 608-625-2600, http://www.organicvalley.com
Stonyfield Farms (organic line) (Yogurt and Ice Cream)
Londonderry, NH, 603-437-4040
Wisconsin Organics* (Milk, Cheese, Butter)
Bonduel, WI, 715-758-2280.