“Our passion and commitment to Animals, People and Planet have fueled the growth in our operations as we have helped to expand the overall market for high-quality organic dairy products.” 

Scott McGinty
CEO

Animals.

Maintaining exacting standards for animal welfare.

People.

Investing in our people and surrounding communities.

Planet.

Practicing innovative water, energy and waste management.

Our History

1976

Aurora Dairy Corp. Founded in Jerome, ID in 1976

1980

Phase 1 of Platteville Dairy Farm Built

1984

HQ Moves to Boulder, CO

1994

Aurora’s Idaho Farm Began Producing Organic Milk for Start-Up Organic Dairy Brands

2003

Commitment to 100% Organic, Store-Brand Focus; Platteville Farm Converted to 100% Organic

2004

Platteville On-Farm Milk Plant Built, Shipped First Organic Milk to Store-Brand Retail Customer

2006

High Plains Dairy Farm Developed as New Greenfield Model for Organic Dairy Farms

2007

Pepper Dairy Farm Leased to Meet Growing Customer Demand for Organic Milk

2007

Coldwater Dairy Farm in Texas Built to Model High Plains Dairy Farm Design

2008

First Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Conducted to Determine Environmental Impacts

2008

Began Tracking Environmental Footprint and Developing Corporate Citizenship Program

2009

Organic-Born Calf-Rearing Operations Built and Established at Little Calf Ranch in CO

2012

Began Purchasing Additional Cropland to Grow More of Our Own Organic Feed Crops

2012

Dairy Built at Little Calf Ranch in CO

2012

CSR Goals and Baseline Established

2013

High Meadow Dairy Farm Built in Gill, CO

2013

Pepper Dairy Farm Becomes Heifer Raising Farm

2013

First Corporate Citizenship Report Published

2014

Plant Expansion and On-Site Cold Storage Facility Completed

2015

Recognized for Best First Time Report (Published in 2013) in the 2015 Corporate Responsibility Reporting Awards

2015

Expanded Heifer-Raising Operations at the Pepper Dairy in Dublin, TX

2016

Built High Ridge Dairy in Gill, CO

2017

Began Construction on Second Processing Plant in Columbia, MO

2019

Second Processing Plant Opens in Columbia, MO

High Plains Dairy Farm
Gill, CO

Sustainability

Living Our Company Values

Treading lightly on the planet, treating our people and animals with respect, giving back to our local communities.

Learn more about our SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

Locations

Platteville, CO

Our original dairy farm and milk plant.

Our Platteville Dairy Farm was converted in the 1970s from a feed lot to a dairy. In the early 1990s we dedicated a pen to organic milk production for the emerging organic brands, and in 2003 our Platteville farm was transitioned to be 100% organic. Our on-farm milk plant was built in 2004.

At a glance:
  • 900 Acres
  • 1,600 Cows
  • 225 Employees

Locations

Boulder, CO

Supporting our farms and plants.

Our headquarters has been in Boulder since 1984. Today, our offices are in the heart of downtown, overlooking the beautiful Flatirons mountain range.

At a glance:
  • 75 Employees

Locations

Stratford, TX

Room to roam.

We built our Coldwater East and West Dairy Farms in 2007. They feature free stall barns and open, loose housing to allow our cows to roam throughout the year and have access to fresh air and sunshine.

At a glance:
  • 4,800 Acres
  • 11,400 Cows
  • 125 Employees

Locations

Gill, CO

An innovative organic model.

Our first High Plains Dairy was built as a greenfield model for a large-scale organic, pasture-based dairy in 2006.

At a glance:
  • 7,050 Acres
  • 13,800 Cows
  • 170 Employees

Locations

Dublin, TX

100% grass-fed organic.

Our Pepper dairy was established in 2007 to meet the continued growth in consumer demand for organic milk.

At a glance:
  • 3,950 Acres
  • 3,300 Cows
  • 20 Employees

Locations

Columbia, MO

Our newest plant.

In early 2019, we began processing milk at our second milk plant in Columbia, Missouri. With the addition of this plant, we have been able to expand our product offerings to customers and ship milk from two geographic locations.

At a glance:
  • 85 Employees