Jason Wiebe Dairy » NON-GMO feed for our dairy?

NON-GMO feed for our dairy?

Posted on by Jason
Categories: Cheese , Dairy | 7 Comments

Currently some of our feed is GMO.  We are considering going GMO free, but the cost will be significant, and our cheese price would need to go up possibly  $0.75 to $1 per lb.  Please leave comments or email us directly if you would feel that would be worth it to you, our customers.  Also let us know if you are a current customer, or would you be a customer if we didn’t feed any feed that contained GMO’s.

7 Comments

  1. Steve Hoffman

    Please don’t be afraid of GMO technology and don’t make others afraid of it. Accept the benefits and proudly state that you do so to make a better product for your customers.

  2. Rachel

    I know this is a couple years old but here’s our take on it from a customer’s stand point who is capable and willing to learn all the details.

    For our little family it would be worth the extra expense. Thank you for asking your customers their thoughts on decisions you make as a farmer. We chose your cheese because of how you do things.

    By the way, it’s so good!

    Rachel

  3. Jeff

    It would be worth the extra expense to me as well to know that it was GMO free.

  4. Becky

    It would be 100% worth it to our family. I just purchased a couple blocks of cheese from a local store and was excited to find a local raw cheese farm. I ordered without getting the chance to research first. Although the health benefits are still better than store bought pasteurized cheese it’s still not what I would regularly feed my family. I’m disappointed because you were about to have a long time customer. We love supporting local businesses and farms and though we may support you on occasion, my family has a very strict policy on the foods we put into our bodies. If your cows were grass fed I would be completely sold since cows should consume grass. If they were fed nongmo feed I would still be interested. I have a child with many food sensitivities and we must be diligent on feeding her foods that are healing and not inflammatory. Since I’m sure the gmo feed is soy based. Let me know if you decided to change.

  5. Karen

    I would also be very happy to spend more for GMO free!

  6. Jason Wiebe

    Currently we are at over 80 percent of the ration is known to be gmo free. We will continue to look for opportunities to reduce gmo feeds for our customers that want that.

  7. Jason Wiebe

    Also as of a few weeks ago, we are currently feeding no soybean meal to our milk cows.



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