The north west of Tasmania is home to some of the world’s freshest air, cleanest water and most fertile soil. This cool temperate climate of Tasmanian is ideal for slow growing pastures which are naturally packed with nutrition.
We only use the freshest and creamiest milk possible. Our milk is supplied by cows that graze on a natural pasture diet, resulting in milk that is pure in flavour.
The majority of our milk comes from Ashgrove Farms where it is delivered straight from the dairy to the factory. These cows are a special breed of Holstein, Jersey and Friesian, which produce our creamier, naturally sweeter milk.
Ashgrove Farm milk comes from dairy herds that are:
- Produce high quality milk rather than being high production animals – Ashgrove Farm cows produce 18 litres of high quality milk per day.
- Birth naturally – Ashgrove Farm cows are not induced to alter their natural birthing period.
- Have long tails – Ashgrove farms do not dock tails. All animals born on Ashgrove farms have long tails for life. Long tails are great for naturally swatting flies!
- Fed on a naturally rich pasture diet – Ashgrove farm cows have a natural diet free from genetical modified feed.
- Roam freely in large paddocks.
Ashgrove Farms proudly strive to improve milk quality, animal care and sustainable farming practices including:
- All calves that are born onto the Ashgrove Farms are hand reared and not sold as ‘bobby calves’. The males calves are kept on the farm and reared for the local beef market. The female calves are eventually introduced into the Ashgrove Farm milking herd.
- Ashgrove Farms aim for ecologically sensible practices, long term stability and productivity. For example, Ashgrove Farms does not withdraw water resources from the environment that cannot be replenished by natural rainfall; it uses hydro renewable energy; avoids irreversible changes to the land such as erosion; recycling water and using cow poo as fertilizer; keeping a natural habitat for wildlife and planting trees to replenish shelter belts on the farms as natural wind protection for the herds.