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Q: Are Lochmead Farms cows treated with the growth hormone (rBST or rBGH)?
A: No. We have never treated our cows with growth hormones and we never will.
Q: Are there antibiotics in Lochmead Farms milk?
A: No. We do not use antibiotics indiscriminately. Not only is every load of milk tested for antibiotics under federal mandate, we would never allow milk from a treated cow to enter production. Cows that receive treatment are separated from the herd until they receive a clean bill of health and treatment is complete.
Q: Is Lochmead Farms milk ultra-pasteurized?
A: No, our milk is pasteurized using conventional methods. Ultra-pasteurization allows for longer shelf life, but negatively affects the milk’s taste. We are dedicated to providing our customers with milk that is as near to farm fresh as possible and tastes like it too.
Q: Is Lochmead Farms milk homogenized?
A: Yes, homogenization helps keep the fat from separating, so that every glass of milk is the same.
Q: Is Lochmead Farms milk vitamin fortified?
A: Yes. All of our milk products are fortified with vitamin D. Our Skim, 1%, and 2% are also fortified with vitamin A. Whole milk naturally has the right amount of vitamin A. If you are concerned about your calcium and probiotics intake, try our Skim Delight, which has added calcium and acidophilus bacteria, these are beneficial intestinal bacteria that supports digestion and immune function.
Q: Why does the Half & Half look a little separated in my coffee at times?
A: Lochmead Half & Half is just fresh milk and cream. There is no stabilizer added, like you’ll find in other Half & Half. Since ours contains a little higher fat, sometimes there is a little separation when you add it to your hot beverage.
Q: Why isn’t Lochmead Farms milk organic?
A: Our goal is to provide our customers with the freshest tasting, highest quality milk at affordable prices. Although we have not actively sought organic certification, Lochmead takes great care in everything we do, including herd management, manufacturing practices, and product development. Please see our sustainability section for more information.
Q: Where did the name Lochmead come from?
A: With the family’s Scottish heritage, they decided to use the words Loch, which means large lake, and Mead, meaning meadow, to describe the original homestead that they lived and farmed on. Today we tend the same beautiful land.