100% Grass-Fed Cows
Better for Cows
The Life of a Maple Hill 100% Grass-Fed Cow
Cows bodies are designed to eat grass - only recently have begun to feed them corn, grain and other foods. This affects not only the cow's health but the quality of the milk. Maple Hill's cows eat only 100% organic grass, year-round, as nature intended. Learn more about our Maple Hill cows below!
A 100% grass-fed cow eats 38 lbs of grass per day! At Maple Hill our cows eat only grass and hay (dried grass) 365 days a year. No corn, no grain, just grass.
Every day, our cows eat exclusively from pastures filled with lush grass to keep them nourished. These pastures are called paddocks that our organic grass farmers nurture for Maple Hill cows to enjoy!
Maple Hill grass-fed organic cows live 2-3x longer than most dairy cows. This is due to their natural lifestyle and eating the way nature intended on grazing on lush pastures and eating only grass.
A cow is not officially called a "cow" until she has her first calf, until then she is called a heifer. A cow does not produce milk until she calves. On average a cow produces 35-40 lbs of milk per day!
Better for Land
Maple Hill farms benefit the land through sustainable farming
Maple Hill farms' practice of growing our own organic grass on the farm reduces the carbon footprint of dairy farming. No corn, no grain, just grass is used to feed Maple Hill cows - this decreases the carbon footprint of dairy farming, and actually improves the land we farm, as opposed to depleting it.
When managed in harmony with nature, grazing cows are one of the most effective tools on Earth as far as igniting the life in the soil.
During Spring, Summer & Fall
Healthy soil is the cornerstone of everything we do. Maple Hill's practice of feeding cows only grass and hay that Maple Hill farmers grow themselves, reduces carbon footprint.
Make Hay & Baleage
From those same pastures
Maple Hill farms produce and store all the organically grown hay they need for our Maple Hill cows’ winter feed on their own farms. This drastically reduces the carbon footprint of bringing in feed.
Store Hay & Baleage
On the farm for winter feed
Better for Farmers
Behind the scenes of a Maple Hill organic grass farm
Did you know that Maple Hill 100% grass-fed organic dairy farmers are also grass farmers? Healthy green pastures make healthier milk which comes from healthy cows and land.
Pasture management means more than just letting the grass grow! Springtime on a Maple Hill 100% grass-fed organic dairy farm brings lots of work and excitement for lush green grass and the season’s first calves. Our cows return with much enthusiasm to newly green pastures.
In summer, happy and healthy Maple Hill cows graze in lush, sun-filled pastures. Summer grasses are extra nutrient-dense. Summer is busy with hay harvest, grazing, and breeding.
In the Fall, Maple Hill cows are still grazing and are also enjoying hay as their bodies prepare for the winter. More calves are born during this time of year.
Cows are still out on pasture every day, weather permitting. Maple Hill cows continue to eat organic hay and socialize outside. Maple Hill cows are happier and healthier being outdoors during the winter. Wintertime is busy for our farmers who are planning for next years' lush pastures to ensure a healthy, happy herd.