Our extended family of Holsteins have constant, calm, easy management and responsible care from birth to maturity. They are never confined and graze on high quality forage year-round. Because they are lactating cows, they are also fed a balanced diet based on the silage we grow. We do not give our cows injections of growth hormones or feed antibiotics. We at Hickory Hill Milk are always considering new improvements to promote the health of their cows. When our cows are healthy, it’s reflected in the milk they produce.
Hickory Hill Milk is fresh, local milk collected on our farm twice a day and bottled on-site five days a week. Our milk is all-natural, old-fashioned whole milk. It’s guaranteed to be rBGH (hormone) and antibiotic free. We process our milk as little as allowable for flavor, nutrients and freshness. Hickory Hill Milk is low-temp pasteurized, meaning it is heated to 145-degrees and held there for 30 minutes then cooled as quickly as possible. This gives milk the smooth, sweet taste of yesteryear and preserves the naturally occurring enzymes that help your body easily digest it. Granted, this process takes more effort but we don’t mind. The great taste is worth every minute. Hickory Hill Milk is also non-homogenized, a rare find these days and a return to nostalgia when a thick layer of cream rose to the top of each bottle.
Because Hickory Hill Milk is non-homogenized and low-temp pasteurized all elements in the milk remain intact and beneficial to your body. Both are reasons why our milk sets us apart from others at the dairy counter. Some of the benefits of low-temp pasteurized, non-homogenized milk are: