DONAHUE, Iowa – Cinnamon Ridge Dairy Farm is ranked number two in the country for milk production and it may be because their cows are fed a different ingredient.
It might sound utterly weird, but the dairy cows at Cinnamon Ridge run on coffee creamer.
“This is an oddball ingredient,” says John Maxwell, farmer and owner of Cinnamon Ridge. “It does sound a little cannibalistic, but that’s not true at all.”
He says it’s the sugar in the creamer that helps his cows produce some of the best milk in the nation.
“This is energy in my hand, energy that produces milk” Maxwell explains. “Sugar and all those carbohydrates produce milk.”