Prize-winning milk and cheese from the lush green landscape of eastern Wisconsin.
Our Mission: Reinvigorate, Honor, Sustain
To reinvigorate Wisconsin family-owned dairy farms by creating an economy that will value these farms for generations.
To honor and sustain Wisconsin’s rich family dairy farming heritage through a revolutionary new pay structure for farmers that rewards both excellent milk quality and animal husbandry, or humane treatment of animals.
How We Help Make it Happen
We developed innovative Red Barn Rules, a set of rigorous quality, animal health and operational requirements for all Red Barn Family Farms.
Our standards link excellence in animal husbandry, or humane treatment of animals, to excellence in food quality.
Our farm families are not paid commodity rates for their milk; rather, our pay structure rewards them for their exceptional dedication to producing clean, quality milk and their gentle care for cows.
We are led by very passionate people. Established in 2008, Red Barn is owned and operated by Dr. Terry Homan, large animal veterinarian, and his wife Paula, both of whom grew up on small family farms.
You, Your Family and Your Customers Will Appreciate:
- Excellent Milk Quality
Red Barn Rules place each of the eight Red Barn Family Farms in the top tier across the industry for milk quality.
- Certified by the American Humane Association
All Red Barn Family Farms are certified by the American Humane Association, an annual independent third party inspection of each farm.
- Red Barn milk and cheese is rBGH free*
- Award-winning Cheese
Our cheeses are produced from extraordinarily wholesome, clean and nutritious milk produced by our healthy cows.
- Family-Owned Farms
Each farm must be family owned and must be its primary source of livelihood.
- Family Operated Farms
The majority of the farm labor must be performed by family members.
- Healthier, Happier Cows
Farms milk 70 cows or fewer; each cow is known by her name, (not a number); and they live longer lives.
*No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rBGH treated and non-rBGH treated cows.