Private Label Organic Expands Operations

Chuck ZimmermanMilk, Organic

Aurora Organic DairyAfter a year-long transition, the Aurora Organic Dairy (AOD), the organization’s second organic dairy farm in Dublin, Texas is ready for production, tripling the company’s pastureland.

Aurora Organic Dairy the nation’s leading producer of private-label and store-brand organic milk and butter. Certified-organic pasture for the 3,300 organic milk cows at AOD’s farm in the Lone Star State will jump from 800 to 2,800 acres. This increase helps to fulfill AOD’s long-term pasture expansion for the Texas dairy, a plan initiated in the spring of 2004. The organic production company includes headquarters offices in Boulder, Colo., and. an organic dairy farm and on-farm organic dairy processing plant near Platteville, Colo. In July 2005, a second organic dairy farm near Dublin, Texas, completed its year-long transition to certified organic production. The company recently developed a third, state-of-the-art organic dairy farm — High Plains Organic Dairy — near Kersey, Colo., which began organic milk production in September 2006.

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