"The Camel Milk Cooperative" (the “Coop”) was created to bring camel milk to the US consumer utilizing best practices in the emerging US camel dairy market. In doing so, we also bring equity and fairness to the camel dairy industry to ensure that camel dairy farmers can continue to build herds, raise and milk camels in a financially and environmentally sustainable manner.
While reviewing the state of camel milk dairies both in the USA and abroad, our founders noted that, in addition to being a 'new' and emerging market, US camel dairies were typically small and family-owned. Their intensive labor wasn’t earning the returns they deserved. The middlemen were getting most of the revenue, even though the farmers were handling the orders and breeding, raising and nurturing camels around the clock. Our goal was to offer the farmers more support and fair pay. They don’t have time for website and sales support, so we wanted to make it easy on them and our customers who call and write in search of great camel milk.
Just like our camels, our mission has four legs: (1) to disseminate the power and purity of camel milk to the US market, (2) to ensure the sustainability and growth of the US camel dairy industry by creating equitable and financially sound business practices for camel dairy farmers, (3) to increase consumer access to the camel milk supply chain, and (4) to increase the presence and power of the US camel dairy industry. We created the Coop in accordance with farmer input.
Our vision is to establish the Coop as the premier purveyor of the finest camel milk in the world, by creating and developing industry best practices, all while maintaining uncompromising principles as we march towards the achievement of the vision.
The Camel Milk Cooperative works directly with two farms. Camelot Camel Dairy, in Wray Colorado, and Humpback Dairy in Miller Missouri.
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