Oregon Dairy Farms

Dairy farming is much more than a job—it’s a way of life. Each and every day, farmers wake to care for their cows, look after our natural resources and contribute to their communities. They take great pride in providing a wholesome, high quality and safe product for their families and yours. Here in Oregon, we are proud to be home to over 140 Grade A dairies, 4 sustainability award winners and a number and creameries, cheesemakers and processors who are recognized nationally and internationally for their award-winning products.

Oregon Dairy Farms & Farmers

Our farmers and farm families are committed to their cows and their communities. Across the state, farms work with their communities to upcycle food byproducts to feed cows, support local events and schools with farm tours, and consistently work to improve efficiencies and reduce environmental impacts.

Animal Care

Dairy farmers, regardless of farm size, are committed to ensuring high-quality care for their cows. Farms employ various housing methods, including free-stall barns and open lots, to allow cows freedom of movement and access to rest and feed. Additionally, farmers provide cooling systems and comfortable bedding to ensure cow comfort.

Sustainability Facts

Dairy farmers work diligently as environmental stewards every day. Implementation of sustainable farming techniques to optimize inputs like water and fertilizer, enhance soil health, and utilize renewable energy sources like solar power and methane digesters to reduce their carbon footprint are just some of the ways dairy farmers are putting the planet first. 

Oregon Dairy Foods

Happy cows make great milk, which is turned into delicious dairy foods. In Oregon, we are proud to be home to award winning farms and dairy foods from all across the state. Everything from artisan cheeses to ice cream. You can’t beat these delcious dairy foods made from nature’s magical ingredient: milk.