At Horizon, we’re passionate about the planet so we’re going carbon positive—from farm to fridge—by 2025. But we all know that cows produce methane, a greenhouse gas. In fact, farming and livestock contribute close to 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. We’re exploring ways to reduce the amount of methane our cows put out, as well as enhancing our manure management practices.
Organic cows are raised according to organic regulations and we give them the best care from day one. We rely on TLC, fresh air and holistic care to keep our cows healthy. They are not treated with growth hormones or antibiotics. If a calf or a cow should happen to become ill, we may treat them with antibiotics if needed to help them, but the cow’s milk will no longer be used in our products.
Cows are social animals. So, we make sure our cows are free to graze, exercise and lie in the sun. When they’re indoors, we make sure they are comfortable so they can just chew the cud with friends.
Our cows get outside to graze on organic pasture at least 120 days every year. (The cows that make our grassfed milk graze on organic pasture at least 150 days a year.) You are what you eat—it’s true for cows too. So it’s only non-GMO, organic pasture, grass, grains and feed for our cows.