In the beginning, raw milk from the Lamers family’s own small herd of cows was canned and delivered to neighbors by the Lamers’ children on their way to school. While the business has changed over the years, the commitment to sourcing the best milk has not.
We are proud to source our milk from a few, independent family farms all located within 30 miles of Lamers Dairy. This partnership ensures both the quality and freshness of the milk and that we keep our carbon footprint low. In most cases, the milk is processed within 24 to 48-hours and available for purchase. Talk about fresh!
We pay our farmers an incentive for higher quality milk. Our sourced milk is farmer-certified and free of rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormones). These artificial hormones are injected into the cows to artificially stimulate the cows to produce more milk.
We guarantee this quality by requiring our farmers to sign a notarized affidavit that states they will not use growth hormones. While some companies are now getting into rBGH-free milk, Lamers prides itself on NEVER having accepted milk from farms that use artificial hormones. Through additional quality testing, each and every load of milk is further tested to confirm that it is free of antibiotics as well. The result is a higher, consistent standard than the requirement.
The work ethic and pride in being “Dairyland’s Best” has followed the Lamers family through a century of change in the dairy industry and into its fifth generation of milk bottling. Lamers Dairy is a family-run operation, committed to freshness and quality – something you can taste from the first sip. And the farmers we source milk from are similarly treated as family – an extension of Lamers Dairy. Our farmers commitment to quality is the reason our business is still around since 1913. Our farmers provide us with our award-winning milk and we could not be more grateful for their hard work and dedication.