What Does "Small Herd" Mean and Why Does it Matter?

What Does "Small Herd" Mean & Why Does it Matter in Grassfed Whey Protein Isolate? AGN Roots Grass-Fed Whey is Sourced from farms with at most 100 cows (Average 80)

Smaller the Herd the Better -

We are proud to claim that AGN Roots Grass-Fed Whey comes from cows who pass away from old age and live closer to 20+ years versus 5 years and then slaughter like many modern operations. On average, each "herd" is made up of ONLY 80 cows belonging to individual independent farm. 

On these farms, there are 2 acres for every 1 cow to give you an idea of the space and freedom these animals have access to to their entire lives.  This freedom on pasture is a big part of the "Animal Welfare Approved" certification our product carries; the AWA seal represents an entire life on pasture audit.

The Best Unflavored Grassfed Whey of 2020 Fun Fact - 
A large portion of the world's greatest butter, milk, and cheeses are also made in Ireland. On the other-side of the spectrum, animals living in CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) conditions are very stressed, and these stresses take a toll on what the animal's body is capable of. Not to mention, the lifespan difference between a dairy cow in the USA subject to CAFO conditions is < 5 years before the animal is often sent to slaughter.


The Benefits of a Small Herd?

- Each cow receives more individual attention.
- Generations of masters and animals live and grow together, making this symbiotic lifestyle a reality.
- Animal welfare is truly at a premium on Irish farms and the quality of milk produced is the result, and thus AGN Roots Whey.


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