926 Waipahi Highway, RD 1, Gore, New Zealand

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FAQ's

What is raw milk?

It’s milk that comes from grass-fed cows, is unpasteurised, unhomogenised & unstanderdised.  This means raw milk contains all of its natural enzymes, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals making it what many refer to as a “complete food”

What is pasteurised milk?

It involves heating milk to a high temperature and then quickly cooling it. It not only kills germs and bad bacteria, but also many vitamins, enzymes and beneficial bacteria.

 

What is homogenised milk?

It is the process of breaking up the fat globules in cream to such a small size that they remain evenly suspended in the milk.

 

What is standerdised milk?

It is when manufacturers have added or withdrawn milk components to or from the milk.

 

Do you have to be registered to sell raw milk?

Yes, we hold a Notice of Registration.  Details of our registration are published on a public register. The register is available on the MPI website at www.foodsafety.govt.nz/registers-lists/

 

Does raw milk taste different?

Raw milk has a richer, creamier taste and texture, as it hasn’t been processed. It tastes like milk should taste. Customers have commented that they have reduced, and in some cases have eliminated the use of sugar in their hot drinks.

 

Is raw milk safe to drink?

Raw milk contains many components that kill pathogens & strengthen the immune system. Properly produced and handled raw milk is an extremely low-risk food.

We have strict procedures in place to ensure it is of the highest quality.

 

How long does raw milk last in the fridge?

You can expect raw milk to last from 7-10 days if kept refrigerated but we are required to label it with a 4 day use-by-date.

 

Are you an organic farm?

No, but we try to farm as natural as possible. Minimal urea usage. Seaweed based fertilisers are used in conjunction with conventional fertilisers.

 

What do you feed your cows?

The cows are all grass fed during lactation. We do not use palm kernel.

 

Do you sell raw milk in stores?

No, raw milk is only allowed to be sold from the farm or delivered directly to the final consumer.

 

I am lactose intolerant. Can I drink raw milk?

One of the enzymes in milk is lactase which helps us to digest the milk. This enzyme gets destroyed when milk is pasteurised. Because raw milk is not pasteurised and the enzyme lactase is not destroyed, many people will find that they are able to drink raw milk.

 

I get eczema. Will raw milk help?

Nobody knows what exactly causes eczema or what to cure it with.  As raw milk has not been pateurised or altered in any way some eczema suffers find they are able to drink raw milk and not have eczema occur as often.