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POURING ON ORGANICS | AN ORGANIC BET | OrganicHangout.com

Umpqua Dairy is POURING ON ORGANICS. The Roseburg dairy is betting on the growing segment of milk sales to capitalize growth.

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The dairy based in ­Roseburg previously had ­purchased ­organic milk from a ­Portland processor and sold it ­under the Umpqua label, said Steve Feldkamp, chief operating ­officer.

Now, Umpqua is ­buying organic milk from a ­Josephine County dairy, he said. The milk is shipped to Umpqua’s main production plant in Roseburg. The milk is then pasteurized and put in ­containers, Feldkamp said.

Umpqua had its manufacturing plant certified for organic food production by Organic Tilth late last year, he said.

Bottling and ­distributing organic milk from ­Southern Oregon cows is the firm’s ­response to ­growing ­consumer demand for ­organic milk, Feldkamp said. “We want to be able to provide our customers with the quality dairy products that they want and they have come to expect from Umpqua dairy,” he said.

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The organic milk market already is served in many ­Oregon stores by the Organic Valley cooperative chain. They also serve a number of local and regional dairies, including ­Alpenrose, based in Portland. Umpqua sells relatively little organic milk, “but we hope to grow that over time as we acquire new customers and find new outlets,” Feldkamp said.

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Umpqua’s move comes at a time when overall milk sales are declining. Sales of dairy milk are declining in Western Europe and North America. A recent report from Mintel stating that dairy in the US should expect a continuous sales decline for at least the next 3 years. The forecast for total US dairy milk sales to decrease to $15.9bn, an 11% drop during the 2015 to 2020 period.

Consumers are choosing nondairy alternatives, such as soy, ­almond and coconut milk.

However, while conventional milk sales as measured by weight dropped more than 8 percent between 2012 and 2016, organic milk sales ­increased 20 percent ­during the same time. This according to data from the federal ­Department of Agriculture’s marketing service.

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Umpqua’s organic milk is produced by cows that graze in pastures and eat pesticide-free grass, hay and grain. The cows  are not treated with antibiotics. Umpqua’s conventional milk is produced by cows that are not treated with artificial growth hormones. This production of Organic milk is the Standard required to receive Organic Certification.

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Feldcamp added that Eugene-based ­Market of Choice is a major buyer of Umpqua Dairy organic milk, he said. He added, Umpqua has distribution centers in ­several cities, including one near the Eugene airport that supplies retailers in the Eugene and Corvallis areas.

With about 260 employees, Umpqua is the largest independent dairy in Southern Oregon.

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SUMMARY | POURING ON ORGANICS

Umpqua has made a move towards Organics as consumers are generally moving away from conventional milk. As a result, consumers instead are choosing Organic Milk and Plant Based Milk (Coconut, Almond, etc.) in mass. Importantly, it is wonderful from our perspective to see this Regional Dairy move the Organic direction. The support their business will take them is a benefit to consumers in the area.

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Further, although milk itself is controversial generally in the Organic, Whole Food, Plant Based markets there are enough consumers transitioning away from conventional milk to provide a significant market for this venture.

One large improvement over another conventional dairy.

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4 Comments

  1. MikaelMikael

    This is great to hear. I still mostly use milk myself and not yet so much plant based milk, but definitely prefer organic milk.

    So great to hear that the sales on organic milk is increasing compared to non-organic milk. That is good for both us, the animals, and the environment. So great news.

    Thanks.

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Hi Mikael,

      Thank you for your comment. It is wonderful to see that people are selecting a healthier choice when it comes to milk.

      As a resident of Oregon I am glad that a local dairy has decided to provide Organic Milk in their product area. The Company is well respected and should do well with their distribution. Certain a better choice than the other choice… Conventional Milk.

      Have a Happy, Healthy Day!

      Robert

  2. Timothy HallTimothy Hall

    I have taken milk out of my diet altogether now. I do use organic almond milk with no sugar and that seems to work for me. Trying to eat whole food plant base organic diet only but I do struggle with it.

    I aim to have victory and peace with that type of diet. I’m diabetec and it gives me the best control for my health and maximizes my energy as well. Thank you for your good works Robert!

    • Hi Tim,

      Always a pleasure for you to stop by. So happy for you and the changes that you are making for your life. Many do not have the courage to make the changes for health.

      Our families our counting on us and often eating without planning due to our poor example. Unfortunately the die has been caste for millions of youth who already are diabetics. Lack of leadership. Lack of knowledge. Sad consequences.

      One day at a time. Have a Happy, Healthy Day!

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