Local A2 milk will be A1
RALEIGH Dairy Holdings together with Norco is planning to begin producing A2 milk locally within the next few weeks.
RDH general manager Stuart Brander said while he was concerned about the current supermarket milk pricing wars, the company was looking to produce premium A2 milk, said to be appropriate for people who were otherwise lactose-intolerant.
“We will produce what consumers want and there is a niche market for A2 milk,” Mr Brander said.
“From this week we will have 600 A2 cows, all of which have been mated with A2 bulls.
“These cows have been identified by a non-invasive DNA test and are milked separately.
“Norco already bottles A2 milk that is brought up from Sydney but now they will also be able to bottle locally produced A2 milk.”
According to supporters of A2 milk, it features a different line-up of protein molecules that does not trigger health problems such as heart disease and diabetes, which are sometimes linked to milk consumption.
Another opportunity that RDH hopes to work towards is teaching children where their milk comes from.
“I have a passion for kids to understand where milk comes from,” Mr Brander said.
“The Yellow Rock dairy will include a raised viewing platform and schools will be invited to visit the facility.”