The Benefits of Organic Milk

Wednesday 12th January 2022

Are all pints of the white stuff the same? Well, we don’t think so.

Everything Yeo Valley Organic makes is 100% organic certified. This means our milk, including the farm and production process, is 100% organic – meeting the rigorous criteria of the Soil Association and certified in law.

It means your white pint is one you can trust.


Good Animal Welfare

Did you know the Soil Association’s welfare standards are the highest of any farming system in the UK?

Animal welfare is at the heart of organic farming and why we’re so passionate about being organic.

Organic cows are truly free-range; they spend as much time outdoors as possible. They have huge spaces to graze on grass and clover and acres of lush green fields to call home. Enjoying the fresh air, mingling with friends, munching on grass and sleeping under the stars – talk about being at one with nature! We believe this affects the quality of milk that the cow produces. With great animal welfare, we’re able to deliver quality organic milk.

Farmer with Happy Cow


No Harmful Ingredients and Chemicals

Being organic means the exclusion of harmful ingredients and chemicals. While a cow’s diet is important, it’s also important to stop the use of harmful ingredients and chemicals such as synthetic fertilisers, synthetic pesticides or herbicides, GMOs, additives, growth hormones, preservatives and antibiotics.


Our diets

Organic animals must be fed a natural and organic diet. For our ladies (our lovely cows), this means a grass-rich diet, with no genetically-modified feed. For us humans, organic milk is a great source of essential nutrients such as calcium, protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, phosphorous, iodine and potassium. All these nutrients, naturally present in milk, make milk a worthwhile part of our diet as they contribute to the normal function of the body in everyday life. Read more about the benefits of milk.


Supports British Wildlife

The last 50 years have been devastating for British wildlife with now more than 10% of our species facing extinction (1). By consciously managing habitats, organic farms provide safe havens, with research showing they are 50% more abundant in wildlife than non-organic farms. Good news for a whole host of wonderful creatures: from bees and beetles, to hedgehogs and skylarks.


It’s bigger than us

Organic farming has potential to help reduce climate change by “fixing” more carbon into our soil. In fact, if all UK farmland converted to organic, it would achieve the same positive impact as taking 1 million cars off the road (2).

Organic farming creates countryside jobs, helping to keep the UK’s rural communities alive and kicking. Supporting British organic farmers since 1994 is something we’re really proud of. We believe they make our landscape the beautiful and vibrant place it is today.


So, why choose organic milk?

Given all its wholesome benefits, we think it’s safe to say organic milk is not just your average white stuff. So, when it comes to choosing the milk your family splash on their granola, stir into their afternoon brew or glug by the glass… always choose organic. It means you can be confident that your pint is one you can trust which supports British organic family farms.

Why not give it a try? Check and see where it’s stocked – our delicious range of organic milk.


(1) Hayhow DB, et al (2016) ‘State of Nature 2016’ The State of Nature partnership. The State of Nature Report is available to view online.
(2) Payton, L. (2016) ‘Seven Ways to Save Our Soils’, Soil Association, p 5

Comments on “The Benefits of Organic Milk”

  • better for you, better for the environment. A win win I say.
    Carry on the great work !!!!

    donna rippeth on 11th January 2021 at 11:33 am

  • ….always been a BIG believer of Yeo valley products, especially organic milk and dairy yogurts. Can not fault you !
    Thank you

    Anonymous on 12th November 2020 at 2:26 pm

  • I totally agree with Richard Gray and Yeo Valley.
    Organic milk not only tastes so much better but it really does have those extra nutrients and omega 3 fatty acids. I enjoy this milk with my family ( especially my 8 year old son, Dexter ) every day on our breakfast cereal, in our tea and coffee, AND even more so on it’s own, cold straight from the fridge!

    Anonymous on 3rd November 2020 at 5:22 pm

  • I just think you are fabulous keep up

    richard GRAY on 22nd September 2020 at 3:42 pm

  • I want to say a Big thank you to Yeo Valley for Real organic milk, for their care for people, for all the wonderful real products where they are produced.

    Anonymous on 21st June 2020 at 9:08 pm

  • We just enjoy really good food ……..yoghurt and

    So much more from you

    Maureen Yardley on 12th May 2020 at 5:46 pm

  • Thank you so much for feeding us great dairy products. I really, really do appreciate your wonderful hard work. Thank you, God bless you.

    Anonymous on 10th May 2020 at 11:54 am

  • Wow who knew! Very interesting thread. Didn’t realise organic milk has 50% more omega 3 fatty acids. Love the fact that the girls are out side as much as possible, where they should be. Happy cows.
    Fantastic for our wildlife too. A real eye opener. I will look for it at my local supermarket.

    Marie Kyle on 3rd April 2019 at 6:52 am

  • Love all your products!

    Anonymous on 2nd April 2019 at 10:18 pm

  • Hello Yeo. I have just discovered you and am really enjoying your organic bio live yogurt and will shortly be using your organic milk as well. I have recently found through Primal Cure, that organic foods are excellent for gut health and am so pleased to discover that you are totally organic. I am now looking for organic fruit and veg. Thank you so much for making my life better. Regards Dawn Westaway

    Anonymous on 9th January 2019 at 3:08 pm

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