At Yoder Family Dairy, raising “grass-fed” cows isn’t just a marketing catch phrase. Our cows get plenty of exercise and extra muscle tone walking to and from the pasture. And they eat grass — the stuff cows were meant to eat. Our cows also live longer and spend more of their productive lives in our milking herd than grain-fed cows. Dairy products from pastured animals offer you a healthier balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids, higher levels of CLA (a fatty acid that is a potential cancer fighter) and lower levels of saturated fats. They are richer in antioxidants; including vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. We know cows aren’t built to stand for long hours on concrete. Because we maintain pastures instead of raising grain, our sod is strong and healthy and full of microbes that quickly break down cow patties into important soil nutrients, contributing to cleaner water for our neighbors downstream. Our customers also say milk from grass-fed cows tastes better. They know the grass that cows eat is contributing to healthier animals and a healthier product for them.