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. It was innovative, in that it positioned the milking parlor and housing for the dairy cows in the center of thousands of acres of certified organic pasture, allowing the cows to graze during the grazing season, have year-round access to the outdoors and be milked 2-3 times each day. We now have five distinct farms that are part of our High Plains Complex. High Plains features a dedicated maternity barn to provide our maternity cows extra care and attention, as well as our Little Calf Ranch where we raise our own organic-born calves.

Location Details:

  • 7,050 organic and transitional acres
  • High Plains Dairy: 3,860 milking cows
  • Little Calf Ranch Dairy: 2,030 milking cows
  • High Meadow Dairy: 2,750 milking cows
  • High Ridge Dairy: 1,150 milking cows
  • 2,360 dry/maternity cows across all High Plains Dairy farms
  • Free stall barns


  • Validus Certified Animal Welfare Review
  • Validus Certified Worker Care Review
  • Colorado Department of Agriculture Certified Organic
At a Glance:
  • 7,050 Acres
  • 12,150 Cows

High Plains Dairy Farms
Gill, CO