- How long does a dairy cow provide milk?
Cattle are two years old before they are able to become pregnant and enter the milking herd. They will remain in the milking herd as long as they are able to provide enough milk to cover costs, typically between six and nine years.
- Do Cabot products contain gluten?
- Do Cabot products contain antibiotics?
All of Cabot's products are gluten-free. Any and all ingredients, anti-caking agents, etc. are researched and verified to be gluten-free. For more information, click here
No antibiotics are in any Cabot products. Tests for antibiotics are conducted on all milk before it enters our plants according to all federal and state laws and regulations. There are serious penalties and consequences for our farmers if they were to ship milk from an animal on antibiotics. Testing throughout the milk handling process ensures that no mistakes can be made.
- Do Cabot Products contain GMOs?
Cabot products have been tested and do not contain GMO’s.
We are a cooperative of more than 1200 small family farms from all six New England states and New York State, and each farm is different in acreage, the type of land they have and the crops they are able to grow.
The main source of sustenance for the cows in our cooperative is corn silage, grass silage, pasture and dried hay (all of these are usually grown on the farm or locally) or a combination of these types of feed. Many of our farmer-owners work with dairy nutrition experts and will supplement the feed with high energy pellet grain or other commodities if needed to balance the cow’s diet properly. The goal is to give the cows plenty of nutritious food so that they stay healthy and provide good quality milk. With 80% of corn production in the U.S. being of the GMO variety, the non GMO variety is hard to obtain and is usually limited to organic farms. For this reason our farmer-owners have not banned their own use of GMOs.