Founder Albert Straus and seaweed-supplement maker Blue Ocean Barns demonstrate a dramatic climate change solution, reducing dairy cows’ enteric methane emissions an average of 52% and up to 90% by supplementing the cows’ diet with a specific red seaweed (Asparagopsis taxiformis) in the first U.S. commercial trial on a dairy farm.
The red seaweed received regulatory approval and will be available as a certified organic supplement for all the Straus dairy cows in 2023. It has the potential to reduce cows’ enteric methane emissions up to 95%. This is accomplished by feeding the dairy cows roughly one ounce of red seaweed as part of their regular 45-pound diet.
With organic agriculture as the foundation, Straus Family Creamery is committed to creating a carbon-neutral dairy farming model on the Straus Dairy Farm by 2023. This is another critical step in our ongoing quest to create an organic farming model that is good for the planet and our communities.
Achieving carbon neutrality means maximizing carbon sequestration and reducing on-farm greenhouse emissions by advancing innovative technologies and regenerative practices. By creating this climate-positive dairy farming model, we strive to change the farming and food systems in our communities and the world.
Organic farming is the key to the carbon-neutral farming success. See how all the elements work together to help achieve the sustainability goals in our organic dairy farming model.
All of the dairy farms that supply Straus Family Creamery will be carbon neutral by 2030. Here are some farms already putting regenerative farming practices in place towards this goal.
While our sustainability goals are always evolving, our mission remains the same.
Straus Family Creamery is committed to sustaining family farms in Marin and Sonoma Counties by providing high quality, minimally processed, organic dairy products, and to support family farming and revitalize rural communities everywhere through advocacy and education.