We believe that great ice cream comes from excellent cow care. That’s why our Caring Dairy program works hand in hand with the dairy farms that provide our milk to do what’s best for their cows and the land that they live on.
Ending Tail Docking
After talking with industry experts, researchers and veterinarians to fully understand tail docking, we’ve decided that we would all be better off without it. In fact, much of the dairy industry is moving away from tail docking, and we’re happy to be part of the change.
In place since 2011, our Caring Dairy program invests in and supports sustainability and viability at over 300 dairy farms that participate in the voluntary program. By promoting practices that ensure cows are well cared for and that farming practices are sustainable, we can be sure that the milk that makes up your pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is full of nothing but MOO-phoria.
And now that includes happily undocked tails. Farmers in the Caring Dairy program ended tail docking in 2016 to remain eligible for the program.
Learn more about Caring Dairy here.
Originally posted on 12/16/15; Revised on 1/17/20