Pasteurised milk is essentially raw milk which has been heating up to a specific temperature. Heating the milk to this temperature kills the pathogens that can be found in the raw milk. These pathogens are microorganisms like bacteria that can make us unwell. Therefore, pasteurising milk is important to remove pathogens from the milk.
While shop-bought milk can take as long as two weeks to get to your fridge, our milk is generally delivered to the milk stations within four hours of milking the cows. This means the fresh milk is ready for you to pick up very quickly.
Absolutely, this is the goal behind the milk station – to curb plastic waste and be as sustainable as possible. Given that, we highly encourage you to clean your bottle when you finish your milk and return to refill it as many times as possible.
Our cows have 1200 acres of vibrant green grass to roam freely. During the winter period, our cows get to rest on a comfortable straw bed shelter, and in the summer, they get to spend their days enjoying the sun on the farm. When they are pregnant, we make slight adjustments to their diet so they get the extra nutrients they need to grow their baby.
When they are pregnant, we make slight adjustments to their diet so they get the extra nutrients they need to grow their baby.
No, we don’t feed our cows cake each day; however, the cows do enjoy what is known as ‘dairy cake.’ The dairy cake is a small palatable pellet biscuit that is designed to complement a grass diet and help them use the nutrients in the grass.
Our Milk is different because of 3 things, it is:
Our pasteurisation process we use on the farm is different to that used by larger creameries. Firstly, we use a Batch Pasteuriser where we pump a certain amount of milk into the pasteuriser and it is heated and cooled as one whole batch. Our heat process is a gentler process as we heat the milk to 63°C and hold it there for 30 minutes whereas larger creameries heat the milk to 72°C for 15 seconds (Flash Pasteurisation) and they use Continuous Flow Pasteurisers where the milk flows through heat exchangers to pasteurise and plate coolers to cool. The slower pasteurisation process helps to retain the natural flavour and texture of the milk so you all can enjoy Farm Fresh Milk.