Happy Cows

Northern California, the best place on earth to be a cow.

We love our cows and treat them with kindness and respect. The cows that are raised on our family farms enjoy fine weather, open pasture, a diet of fresh grass, hay and grains, and clean bedding when they go to sleep. After all, healthy cows are happy cows and we know that their quality of life directly impacts the quality and taste of their milk.
quotesI was raised on a dairy farm and know how to treat dairy cows gently and respectfully. I don’t use anything but my voice to move them around. I guess you could say I’m a cow whisperer.quotes
Nick Buttke
Nick & Amber Buttke Dairy, Sebastopol, CA
quotesThose of us that farm have a tremendous responsibility, and, that's so exciting and fun for me to be a part of.quotes
John Bucher
Bucher Farms, Healdsburg CA
The American Humane Certified Animal Welfare Standards are species-specific and created with input from top animal science experts and veterinarians. The standards are defined by current research, technological advances and humane handling methods, and evaluated on criteria outlined by the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare.
We embrace the American Humane Association’s

Freedom from discomfort


Freedom from pain, injury or disease


Freedom from fear and distress


Freedom from hunger and thirst


Freedom to express normal behavior