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.
Once this red seaweed receives regulatory approval and is available as a supplement for all the herds, over time, the cows will acclimate to the taste and enjoy it more; the red seaweed has the potential to reduce cows’ enteric emissions up to 95% on the Straus Dairy Farm.
With organic agriculture as the foundation, Straus Family Creamery is committed to creating a carbon-neutral farming model for dairy farming on the Straus Dairy Farm by 2023. This is another critical step in our ongoing quest for environmental sustainability and economic viability for family farms.
Achieving carbon neutrality means maximizing carbon sequestration and reducing on-farm greenhouse emissions by advancing innovative technologies and regenerative practices. Reaching our goal is important for us, and one we encourage others to learn more about as we work together to create a healthier planet for all.
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.
At Straus Family Creamery, we encourage and empower dairy farmers to adopt climate-smart practices. Our goal is to make our dairy supplier group carbon neutral by 2030, and in the meantime, some farms are 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.