Quality : rBST-Free Milk

At Smith Dairy Products Company, milk is produced without artificial growth hormones.

Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin, or rBST, is a synthetic growth hormone that increases milk production in cows. Finding no significant difference between milk from rBST treated and non-rBST treated cows, the use of rBST was approved as safe by the Food and Drug Administration in 1994.

Some dairy farmers in the U.S. choose to use this FDA-approved synthetic growth hormone, but rBST is banned in some other countries due to concerns about animal health and welfare. Many American consumers are also concerned about the issue, which has greatly increased demand for milk from cows that have not been injected with rBST.

We know you care about the source of your milk. Every time you buy SMITH'S milk for your family you can be assured it comes from hardworking local dairy farmers who are dedicated to supplying us with the highest quality product. They provide their cows with a healthful environment and the utmost professional care, and part of their commitment to their animals' well-being is their agreement to not use rBST.

We know our farmers, and we listen to our consumers. We think using milk from local dairy farms that do not inject their cows with rBST makes a difference to our community, our economy, and our environment. It's just one of the reasons we've been around for over 100 years, and we're counting on offering you the most delicious, wholesome dairy products for
generations to come.