The Superpowers of JakoPure Milk
1. We care a lot about our cows.
Did you know that each of our dairy cows has a name? Terra, Peru, Oma, and the rest were born in our pastures and will live here til they die – some of them up to 15 years. We know that Tonia likes her head scratched and Lea doesn’t like the dog. They truly become part of the Jako Farm family.
In commercial dairies, hundreds of cattle are packed into feedlot-style barns. Bacteria and disease are constant concerns and because of that, cattle are fed a continuous supply of antibiotics. Walking only a few steps a day, commodity cows live only to produce unnaturally high volumes of milk, much like machines. They rarely last more than 2-3 years because of the toll it takes on their bodies. (This is seriously sad.)
By contrast, Jako Farm ladies are placid and wholesomely healthy. They live on pasture their whole lives, moving to fresh grass every day. Our cows get plenty of sunshine, exercise, and fresh air. Their offspring live with them in a multi-generational herd. Their biggest annoyance is when Ken is a few minutes late at milking time. They stand at the gate, impatient to head to the milk barn.
2. JakoPure milk is raw and unpasteurized.
When you find a raw milk dairy that you trust – that treats their animals well, that keeps their milking facility clean, and that cares about creating low-stress conditions instead of treating high-stress symptoms – you’ll be able to confidently trust the health of their raw milk. (Please ask if you ever have questions about this at Jako Farm. We want you to be completely confident in the health and cleanliness of our creamery.)
3. JakoPure milk is 100% grassfed.
From the beginning of time, cows were designed to eat grass. But in the last 100 years, this has all changed. Due to convenience and cheap availability, grain has become the default feed for cattle. In fact, all cows that produce commercial milk are fed grain, and most are ONLY fed grain. Even store milk that is labeled grass-fed is likely still fed some grain.
4. We’re working toward the best genetics.
We’ve have been working for several years to breed pure A2/A2 genetics into our herd. If you’re not familiar with this term, it’s a genetic trait that reflects an older, more digestible form of protein in milk. Simply put, A2/A2 milk is the most digestible and healthiest of any form of milk. (It would be similar in digestibility to goat’s milk or human breast milk.) Currently, all of our fluid milk is A2/A2. Over the next few years we’ll continue to refine our genetics until all dairy products are A2/A2.
Put that all together, and you’ve got liquid gold.
So put all that together: JakoPure milk is 1) raw and not pasteurized, 2) from healthy, happy cows 3) with A2/A2 genetics who 4) eat only grass.
Come try for yourself
Fresh milk and cream are now in the farm store! Come try JakoPure dairy products for yourself…and be sure to let us know how raw, all-grass dairy is improving your life.
And one more tidbit…because JakoPure milk is made exclusively from grass, the flavor of the milk changes as the grass grows and matures. Early spring milk (that’s now) will have a rich, intense flavor (it’s also at it’s highest nutritional level). As the grasses grow and mature, the flavor of the milk will mellow.
P.S. RSVP by May 22nd
Happy fresh milk to all!