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We are moving back to Louisiana soon. I have been looking for a local dairy that is organic but have been unable to find one. The big local dairy, however, does not use rBGH and has been awarded the American Humane Certified award (perfect score last 2 yrs in a row).
Does anybody know about this certification - does it really mean much/hold much weight regarding how the cows are treated? Is there anything else I need to be looking for?
I don't know much about organic milk...but some of the reading I have done recently about the big "organic" milk providers like Horizon sounds sketchy - they have been condemned for "corporate" practices, etc. I like the idea of supporting the local dairy (it's a pretty big operation - not a little dairy by any means) - but want to be sure my dollars are going to support a business that treats their animals well.