As far as I know (and I could certainly be wrong) the only difference between the way they treat organic and conventional dairy cows here in DK is in the feed, the medication, and in the way they treat the new-born calfs (conventional calfs stand in seperate calf-boxes and are taught to drink milk from a bucket from day 1 - organic calfs go together in groups with a nursing cow. I find the latter to be so much more "humane")
My father in law - who's a conventional pigs-farmer (
) today- used to have dairy cows - also conventional. Even he, who's so conservative, only drinks organic milk, because it tastes much better. He tells me, it's because organic cows aren't fed corn - and corn gives the milk a bad after-taste. Hah!