Wieters wrote:Treating them "well" exists along a spectrum; my standard for "well" is not whether or not the cows can literally survive long enough to excrete milk through their udders. If you're making any sort of an informed choice then actually grass-fed/minimally processed is going to be a better decision than standard milk. That doesn't even seem controvertible to me, just more so whether or not you can justify the price/fuss.
Well means the cows are happy and comfortable. If a cow is not happy/comfortable/healthy she will not produce much milk. I believe that I am the most informed ITT when it comes to milk and dairies. What is your rationale for the bolded? Cows are treated just as good in a grass-fed operation as they are in a larger operation.