There is a HUGE nutritional difference between milk produced by intensively pastured cows versus those that are not intensively pastured. Pastured cows produce milk which can have up to five times more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA is a type of fat that may prove to be one of our most potent cancer fighters and is not found in a grain-fed cow's milk. Milk from pastured cows contains an ideal ratio of essential fatty acids (Omega-6 and Omega-3) and has higher protein. Pastured milk will look a little more yellow than conventional milk due to higher levels of beta carotene, another good side effect of cows eating a grass-fed diet. In short, milk from pastured cows is better for people, not to mention, better for the cows who are simply doing what nature intended-
Remember, our milk is NOT overly processed nor standardized so our component numbers may fluctuate throughout the year as our cows graze different forages in different seasons. Nothing natural stays exactly the same, but here at Nice Farms we give our supporters the "Full Jersey Effect". This means we do not remove any cream, protein, or calcium from our whole milk (and products made with our whole milk) to meet the Federal minimum standard definition of whole milk.