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    Unhappy Kerrygold Butter No Longer 100% Grass Fed

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    Saw this blog, thought some here might care. I will probably continue to use it, since it is still better than most alternatives. Still, it's a bummer.

    Apparently Organic Valley ALSO supplements their grass fed cows with grain feed, including Non GMO Soy, Corn, and other.

    Why I Stopped Buying Kerrygold Butter « hopecentric

    Do with this knowledge what you desire, if anything. ^^

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    I'm pretty sure it was never exactly 100% grass-fed (someone correct me if I'm wrong).
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    I was thinking the same thing JJ...
    Ditto for Organic Valley... like, how were they going to be grass fed year round in New York, etc.? I was never under the mistaken impression that anything other than their summer pasture fed butter was pasture fed.
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    no, it never was. they don't have the weather over winter for them to be pasture fed and never have. only new zealand does really
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    That is unfortunate we go through roughly 1 pound a month of Organic Valley Pastured butter. There are farms all around me that have the OV logo under their own... Maybe I could stop by and talk to them and get the real story behind the soy and grain? Like what is the allowable % of grain in their diets. I can say this though that the pastures the OV cows are on are nice and green and not over populated

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    Often grass fed milking cows are offered a some grain or hay to get them to the milking shed.

    It also seems to distract them and keep them calm whilst milking.

    I assumed this was the case with case with most grass fed dairy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbDodger View Post
    no, it never was. they don't have the weather over winter for them to be pasture fed and never have. only new zealand does really
    Good point - I wondered how they would go over their winter.

    I buy NZ grass fed butter and cheese - its just across the pond for me.

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    Hay is dried grass. This is what grass fed cows eat over the winter. Also, my brother has to feed each (beef) cow a literal handful of grain (each day I think) in order to keep them from breaking out and traveling to greener pastures. That and a couple of occasional alfalfa cubes seem to keep them content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqidmark View Post
    Hay is dried grass. This is what grass fed cows eat over the winter. Also, my brother has to feed each (beef) cow a literal handful of grain (each day I think) in order to keep them from breaking out and traveling to greener pastures. That and a couple of occasional alfalfa cubes seem to keep them content.
    That is adorable. And that is the sort of thing that makes me not get my knickers very knotted over grass fed vs. free fed. We have local free fed cows and they do what makes them happy. They aren't in a feed lot somewhere. (Gosh, I drove past one in California on Hwy 5 a couple of weeks ago? It was like Guantanamo for cows; the place looked like hell.)
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    Doesn't Organic Valley now offer a butter that is 100% pasture fed? Or grass fed? I can't remember exactly how it's labeled. It is more expensive than their regular organic butter that is pasture raised (again, I can't remember the exact label!).

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