WHO WE ARE
Eastablished in 1990, Alliance Dairies was the first DEP permitted dairy in North Florida. Today, it is the largest free-stall dairy in one location within the state, employing more than 120 people. Our Holstein herd consists of more than 6,000 mature cows and accompanying youngstock. The dairy site is 1,600 acres, with an additional 4,500 acres owned and rented for replacement heifers and crops.
Success through Sustainability
We are firm believers in renewable resources. Why waste something you already have at your fingertips? Here are some practices we've incorportated to improve the sustainability of our operation:
All water is recycled on the dairy (except for cleaning, cow cooling and consumption)
More than 80% of sand used in bedding is recycled
Effluent (manure) is applied as organic fertilizer, which is then recyled through plants that harvest these nutrients to feed the cattle
The fiberous material acts as a form of bedding for the cows
Cows eat about 32,000 pounds of by-products such as cotton seed hulls, brewers grain, and citrus pulp
70% of the farm energy is supplied by the methane digester
Read more about sustainability in the crops and herd health tabs.