Ethically Sourced Dairy Products
When you buy milk from The Little Big Dairy Co. you can rest assured that you are. We consider our cows our family, and our family is more important to us than anything.
What We do to Make Sure We Sell Ethical Dairy Products in Australia
All of our cows are treated with the greatest care and quality treatments. Bull (male) and heifer (female) calves are all reared the same way on the farm, despite their different roles in the farming industry. We don’t use any hormones at all in treatments to make either one better for their futures. When they’re ready, local farms benefit from our cows, and we make sure they’re still looked after to high standards.
All of our milk is single source, meaning that the whole process is carried out on our Australian dairy farm in New South Wales. That way, we can make sure that everything is cruelty free and the animals are treated right. We do everything we can to keep our cows happy and healthy. And a happy cow means better milk for our customers to have the best health benefits.
Are You Sure You’re Buying Ethically Sourced Dairy Products?
We focus on the comfort of all of our cows. We milk them regularly to avoid mastitis, but we’ll never over milk them. We monitor milking but, as cows like routine, they often come for milking at the same time in the same place every day. They come for milking by choice and we keep track of when each cow has been milked and our up-to-date technology can track the milk and tell us which cow it has come from. This is important for the quality of our milk as we can trace back to different cows if they’re being treated and make sure their milk isn’t sent to you.
We make sure that they always have access to fresh water and a balanced diet. We have all kinds of practices in place to make sure that they produce the highest quality milk, including growing our own pasture and fodder crops, and conserving them to create silage to use in the summer. We work with local vets and nutritionists regularly to make sure that we’re getting it right, but after 100 years in the dairy industry, you know we’re doing something right.
We use Fairtrade Ingredients
It’s not just our cows we look after, it’s the people we work with too. We make sure that our coffee, cocoa, and vanilla beans all come from Fairtrade farms where workers are being paid a fair wage and treated properly. We’re proud to say that we were the first dairy producer in Australia whose flavoured milk is certified as Fairtrade.
If you want to know more about our practices and where your milk comes from and make sure you’re buying ethically sourced dairy products, give us a call on 02 6887 3443. We love talking about our cows and our products and want you to know you’re getting the best milk we can offer.