We are the leading producer and processor of store-brand organic milk and butter for U.S. retailers. Based in Boulder, Colorado, we operate organic dairy, heifer, and calf farms in Colorado and Texas, as well as an organic dairy processing plant in Platteville, Colorado.
Organic agriculture, high standards of animal care and sustainable production are the cornerstones of our business. Our processing facility and each of our farms are certified organic by USDA National Organic Program accredited certifiers, and are certified by Validus, a leading independent animal welfare auditor.
At Aurora Organic Dairy, we oversee the quality standards for milk production from cow-to-carton. We closely monitor the practices and protocols from our farms to our processing facility, focusing on quality every step of the way. Our vertically integrated supply chain – from crops to cows to cartons – allows us to ensure quality and traceability throughout the entire supply chain. This, coupled with our 100% dedication to organic dairy and to store brands, provides our customers with the highest quality organic dairy products available.
In total, the feed ration requirement of our cows supports more than 84,000 organic acres used for grazing and harvesting crops. Of this, approximately 70,000 acres are operated by more than 120 independent farmers, and more than 14,000 organic pasture and crop acres are operated by our Company. In addition, we currently manage approximately 15,000 acres of land used for facilities and farmland we are actively transitioning to organic.