Friday, September 25, 2015

Our milk: produced and now also processed in Alabama

The milk from our cows is once again being processed and distributed in Alabama.

The "010104" code indicates
this milk was pasteurized and
packaged by Barber's in Birmingham.
We are members of a dairy cooperative that markets milk to many different processing companies around the country. For the last couple of years, our milk has been shipped to a Luvel/Prairie Farms facility in Kosciusko, Mississippi. A change was made recently and our milk is now being processed at Barber's in Birmingham. Regardless of the brand name or label, milk jugs that leave this facility will be stamped with the plant code "010104". If you happen to see that code on your milk jug, you might be drinking some of our cows' milk!

We do not know if our milk will be shipped to Birmingham for the next several months or for only the foreseeable future, but we are happy to know that, for now, our cows' milk will be enjoyed by more of our fellow Alabamians. And while the brand of milk you buy and enjoy doesn't really make a financial impact on our farm (we get paid the same regardless), it is nice to hear from people who want to support us by drinking milk that originated on our farm.