Sustainable Solutions...


The dairy has been collecting brewery grains to feed its herd of about 880 milking cows, plus its complete young stock replacement program, since the year 2000. Food scraps, fruits, vegetables and discarded bakery materials were added in 2012. The dairy's sister company, KD Farms Trucking, currently collects more than 50 tons of this material per day, making the herd real happy. Fruit and vegetable pulp collection began in 2014, and accounts for more than 430 tons per month. Discarded bakery products add up to another 225 tons per month, and brewery grains exceed 1,000 tons monthly. San Pasqual Valley Soils receives another 1,000 tons of landscape trimmings every month, where they're processed into soil-enhancing compost and mulch. 

This diversion of 2,655 tons of food scraps and landscape trimmings from the landfill results in 2,388 metric tons/month of avoided CO2E emissions and is equivalent to removing more than 6,058 cars off the road. For every month KD Farms is in business, the life of the Miramar Landfill is extended by an equivalent of one day! This is just one of many sustainable practices the dairy employs.