About the Dairy
Juniper Valley Dairy processes over 1.5 million gallons of milk monthly.
This milk is packaged and shipped to various entities throughout the state. The dairy is also a supplier of raw milk to Dairy Farmers of America. JVD milks over 900 cows and production is currently considered among the top ten in the state. The plant is a 24-hour, seven-day week operation. JVD is not confined to any season; during the winter, cows are fed silage from JVD agricultual operations across the state. This allows calving and other important activities to continue uninterupted.
To learn more about the dairy and how the Holstein Heifers became American dairy cattle.
We've got your goat milk
JVD ships thousands of pounds of goat milk in addition to our whole milk operation.
Most milk consumed in the United States is cow’s milk, but other countries favor that of buffalo, goats or other animals. All these dairy sources contain varying proportions of the same nutrients. Goat milk and cheeses are the preferred dairy products in much of the rest of the world. Goat milk is more similar to human milk than that of the cow and often consumed by young children, the elderly, those who are ill, or have a low tolerance to cow’s milk.
To learn more about how goat milk is used to make great tasting cheeses, spreads and even ice cream.
The buffalo roam in Colorado
The first water buffalo herd raised in Colorado came to the dairy in early 2011.
Juniper Valley researched the tendencies, feeding and milking habits of this breed of cow and found many similarities between raising dairy cows and water buffalo. The milk from these animals is extreemly rich and sought after by specialty cheese producers. We anticipate production at twenty pounds per day. All milk will undergo an antibiotic test, pasteurization, homogenization, freezing and then it will be shipped to be incorporated in mozzarella cheeses.
To learn more about water buffaloes and mozzarella chese