PRIGEL FAMILY FARM
COWS & GRASS
Bellevale Farm (Prigel Family Farm) received its organic certification in 2008. Organic practices ensure the good health of our herd and the high quality of our milk. We prefer natural holistic remedies for the health of our cows
instead of antibiotics and synthetic hormones.
Our 180 milk cows graze fresh grass day and night. They are moved twice a day to fresh fields of grass and love every minute of their natural atmosphere and schedule. Maintaining a grass only diet has many benefits that are
transferred into their milk.
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a type of PUFA that is found naturally in milk and meat products, primarily from ruminants such as cows or sheep. CLA exhibits potent antioxidant activity, and research indicates that CLA might be protective against heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Beef is one of the best dietary sources of CLA, and grass-fed beef contains an average of 2 to 3 times more CLA than grain-fed beef.
The average dairy cow on industrial farms only lives about four years, with two years milk production. We breed our cows for longevity and strong bodies, instead of high milk production so our cows will have
“15 trouble-free years” of productive life.
Our milk meets premium quality standards and our cows’ health is excellent, clearly their lifestyle agrees with them.
OUR MILK COMPARED TO GROCERY STORE MILK
In 2017, The Washington Post came out to our farm to write an article about organic farming. They took milk samples from our farm, along with other small and big organic farms, and tested them for nutritional value. Their findings were remarkable.
Click here to read the article and see how our milk compares.