About McCarty Family Farms
One hundred years ago, our family started and ended every day milking cows by hand in a small barn without electricity in northeast Pennsylvania.
Four generations later we’re at home here in western Kansas. Much has stayed the same since 1914–our commitment to cows, people and the land.
Yet much has changed to take better care of our cows and natural resources and to bring even better dairy foods to your table. For example, we work with the top experts in animal nutrition and well-being. Taking care of our cows is our highest priority. In fact, three of our dairy farms have received certification by Validus, an independent firm with the most stringent requirements for socially responsible, scientifically-based, economically viable and long-term solutions for dairy animal care. In addition, key people at each of our dairies are certified in the Beef Quality Assurance program.
How milk goes from our farm to your store is also improving. Since the spring of 2012, all milk from our dairies goes directly to our state-of-the-art milk processing plant located next to the Rexford milking parlor. This processing plant helps us conserve natural resources such as water and reduce the amount of transportation needed. From our processing plant, milk goes to The Dannon Company, where yogurt and other delicious dairy foods are made.
Another significant change was becoming Non-GMO Project Verified on June 14, 2017. The Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program is North America’s only third-party verification for non-GMO food and products. Third-party verification is the highest quality system when it comes to product labeling and certifications because it ensures products have been comprehensively evaluated by an independent party for compliance with a standard developed by industry experts and stakeholders.
In 2016 and 2017, our farms were evaluated by EcoPractices to quantify sustainability practices. The information gives us hard data to guide decisions. Our most recent landmark was the opening of MVP Dairy near Celina, Ohio, a partnership with the VanTilberg Family.