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Each Rockview product has a nutritional information box printed on its packaging. You can also access this information on our Products Page. Just select the product you’d like to know more about.

No. Milk does not cause kidney stones. Actually, in 2013, a study in The Journal of Urology, found that higher calcium intake from dairy and nondairy sources is associated with a lower risk of kidney stones.

Both types of milk are healthy, wholesome, and highly nutritious. Studies have shown that, while organic milk has higher concentrations of some vitamins, minerals, and certain fatty acids, it has lower concentrations of others, such as iodine and selenium.6 Also, the differences in nutrient composition between the two types of milk are not significant enough to affect the overall nutrition a person gains from drinking one or the other.

Definitely not true! Cup for cup, Rockview Chocolate Milk has about 10%–20% less sugar than soda. While there is some added sugar, chocolate milk also has all the same essential nutrients as white milk. Also, offering chocolate milk can be a great way to increase kids’ calcium intake. In fact, researchers who reported their findings in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found a positive association between drinking plain and flavored milk and nutrient intake in kids. They also reported no association between either type of milk and childhood obesity.

Not only is there no evidence to support this claim, there is ample evidence showing that raw milk can pose serious health risks. A recent health notice published by the FDA warns consumers that pasteurization of milk is a safe and effective way to prevent serious foodborne illness, including outbreaks of foodborne illness, tuberculosis, brucellosis, salmonellosis, scarlet fever, and listeriosis, and that drinking raw milk puts people at risk—a risk that’s especially high among pregnant women and young children.8

No. And, as a matter of fact, we never have! Our cows have been rBST-free for over 50 years.

The acronym rBST stands for recombinant bovine somatotropin, which is an artificial form of a hormone cows produce naturally. Artificially increasing the levels of this hormone causes cows to produce more milk. We’ve always felt like our happy cows produced quite enough! The FDA has determined that there’s no significant difference between milk from rBST-treated and untreated cows, but most of our customers agree with our opposition to it.

No. UHT and ESL milk are packed full of the nutrients a body needs to grow and thrive, including calcium, Vitamins A, D, and B12, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, riboflavin, niacin, and zinc.9 10 Whereas some vitamins are heat sensitive, minerals are completely immune to heat. And any sensitive vitamins are added back into our milk following pasteurization. Our UHT/ESL pasteurization process is also carefully monitored to avoid damage to proteins.

Like all traditional eggnog, ours does contain raw eggs. However, because Rockview® Eggnog is pasteurized, it’s perfectly safe and delicious!

The complex sugar in milk is called lactose. To make our delicious milk safe for those with lactose intolerance, this complex sugar is broken into two simple sugars, galactose and glucose, which are much easier for these folks to digest.

Cottage cheese is very high in long-lasting casein protein, which makes it a great food for those wanting to build lean muscle. Casein protein doesn’t break down as quickly in the stomach, so it releases amino acids into the bloodstream at a slow, steady pace.24 This feature also makes it an excellent bedtime snack!

Yes, but just enough naturally milled cane sugar to make it wonderfully sweet and delicious! Plus, our yogurt does not contain corn syrup of any kind, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

While eating too much of any saturated fat can increase cholesterol levels, studies have shown that the healthy fats in dairy products like butter and cream are really good for you! In a study published in the journal Food and Nutrition Sciences, the researchers concluded, “The macro and micro nutrients found in meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, are vital for human health and consumption of these nutritious foods should be encouraged.”23 The key is moderation.

No. And, as a matter of fact, none of our products ever have or ever will! Our cows have been rBST-free for over 50 years.

Yes, as long as it contains 100% fruit juice and doesn’t have added sugar. In moderation, 100% fruit juice can be a great way to sneak in an extra serving of fruit! You might want to visit the Mayo Clinic website’s page on the topic of fruit juice and kids to learn more.

No. And, as a matter of fact, none of our products ever have or ever will! Our cows have been rBST-free for over 50 years.

No. And, as a matter of fact, we never have! Our cows have been rBST-free for over 50 years.

The “sell-by” date is a quality control measure. Products should be removed from stock by the printed date to ensure freshness. The date also tells consumers how long products stored in the refrigerator will remain fresh. As a side note, for best results, keep your refrigerator at around 45° F.

All Rockview products are guaranteed fresh up to the expiration date printed on the packaging. For our regularly pasteurized products, this date is typically 19 days after production. Our UHT/ESL (ultra-high temperature/extended shelf life) products last much longer—from 75 to 90 days following production.

During traditional pasteurization, our milk is heated to 161° F for 15 seconds. This process removes 99.9% of bacteria and gives milk a shelf life of about 16 to 21 days from the date of packaging. The extended shelf life of some of our products is the result of high temperature pasteurization and an ultra-clean filling environment.

If your product smells bad, do not consume it. Even if it smells fine but is several days past the sell-by date, we believe it’s always best to err on the side of caution. Remember, we’re happy to provide a refund or replacement if you’re unhappy with our products in any way or for any reason.

All Rockview Farms dairy products are from cows raised on our family-owned farms or on other family-owned farms with whom we have longstanding, close relationships. This way, we’re able to ensure that the welfare of our animals and the quality of our milk meet the most exceptional standards.

At Rockview, we produce delicious conventional and organic milk. Nutritionally, they are very similar. However, while hormone therapy and antibiotics are only used in our regular cows when needed for their health, our organic cows are never exposed to hormone therapy or antibiotics.

You’ll find our delicious eggnog on your grocer’s shelf between October and January each year. And if you don’t, download our Product Request Form and let the store manager know.

Please feel free to contact us if you ever have any questions about our products. We’re happy to help!

The vast majority of Rockview® Farms dairy products are made from milk from our family-owned farms. That means we’re there through the entire process, making sure you get the highest quality, best tasting products imaginable!

Please let us know about it! Your satisfaction with Rockview Family Farms is our absolute highest priority. We will always do whatever it takes to ensure you remain our loyal customer. Also, all Rockview products are guaranteed. You will receive a full refund for your purchase if you aren’t completely satisfied. No questions asked.

We sure do. Click here to access our product locator. Also, if your favorite store doesn’t carry Rockview products, you can download our Product Request PDF. Please feel free to contact us if you’d like assistance.

No. And, as a matter of fact, we never have! Our cows have been rBST-free for over 50 years.

The acronym rBST stands for recombinant bovine somatotropin, which is an artificial form of a hormone cows produce naturally. Artificially increasing the levels of this hormone causes cows to produce more milk. We’ve always felt like our happy cows produced quite enough! The FDA has determined that there’s no significant difference between milk from rBST-treated and untreated cows, but most of our customers agree with our opposition to it.

From the time they’re born until they become producing adults, all of our cows are fed a diet carefully formulated by a ruminant nutritionist to include only locally grown forages and grains. Our cows are never fed any animal by-products. This diet features an optimum balance of forages to maintain rumen health, as well as grains that supply protein, fats (including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids), energy, vitamins, and minerals. This combination supports the optimum growth and development of young stock, helping them grow to become healthy, happy, productive cows. Our organic cows are fed organically certified feeds and are grazed on pasture in accordance with the organic regulations set forth by the USDA.

Because we own our cows and have intricate relationships with the other family farms we source milk from, we’re able to ensure our cows are treated humanely and with great respect. Animal welfare is a key component of who we are, and our insistence that our cows have plenty of sunshine, fresh air, and room to run translates into high quality dairy products!

Please let us know about it! Your satisfaction with Rockview Family Farms is our absolute highest priority. We will always do whatever it takes to ensure you remain our loyal customer. Also, all Rockview products are guaranteed. You will receive a full refund for your purchase if you aren’t completely satisfied. No questions asked.

No. UHT and ESL milk are packed full of the nutrients a body needs to grow and thrive, including calcium, Vitamins A, D, and B12, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, riboflavin, niacin, and zinc.9 10 Whereas some vitamins are heat sensitive, minerals are completely immune to heat. And any sensitive vitamins are added back into our milk following pasteurization. Our UHT/ESL pasteurization process is also carefully monitored to avoid damage to proteins.

All Rockview products are guaranteed fresh up to the expiration date printed on the packaging. For our regularly pasteurized products, this date is typically 19 days after production. Our extended shelf life (ESL) products and products processed using UHT (ultra-high temperature) technology last much longer—from 75 to 90 days following production. However, once these products are opened, they last about the same amount of time as regularly pasteurized products.

Absolutely! ESL/UHT pasteurization is mostly a matter of turning up the heat for a few seconds. These higher temperatures combined with Rockview Family Farms’ ultra-clean environment is our recipe for wholesome, delicious products that stay that way a whole lot longer.

Rockview® Lactose-Free Milk is pasteurized using ultra-high temperature (UHT), or extended shelf life (ESL), technology. That just means it was heated to a higher temperature for a shorter time than conventionally pasteurized milk. All of our UHT/ESL products are just as wholesome and taste just as great. They just last longer!

Rockview’s organic products are certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI) and have the USDA organic seal.

Yes. Processing is part of organic certification. Site-specific organic certifications, policies, and procedures are regularly reviewed for compliance.

Our organic farms must comply with all the National Organic Program (NOP) standards. With an average of more than one acre per cow of organic grazing area and access to pasture in excess of NOP grazing requirements, our well-fed cows enjoy clean water, fresh air, shade, and sunshine year-round. Regular government, independent, and internal inspections help us make sure we’re in compliance.

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California is the #1 producer of dairy in the U.S. And 40% of all U.S. dairy exports are from the Golden State!*

*Data provided by the California Milk Advisory Board.