Back in 2000, The a2 Milk Company was founded in New Zealand by Dr Corran McLachlan after an amazing discovery.
While studying at Cambridge University, Corrie learned that proteins in milk affect people differently.
He learned that ordinary cows produce milk with different beta-casein proteins, called A1 and A2 (among others). What was amazing? Many people who had discomfort when drinking ordinary cows’ milk were able to enjoy a2 Milk™ without the same downsides because it contains only the A2 protein and no A1.
He further discovered that, originally, all cows produced only the A2 protein and no A1 (the A1 protein emerged later through modern farming practises in European herds and then spread throughout the world).
Corrie knew there were still some cows that produced milk with only the A2 protein. The secret was finding a safe and non-invasive way to identify the right cows and ensure he could deliver natural and pure a2 Milk™, completely free from the A1 protein, to people everywhere. So, he did.
And, from there, The a2 Milk Company was formed.
Today, our mission remains the same: to pioneer the scientific understanding behind a2 Milk™ so we can bring more people the pleasure and nutritional goodness that only comes from real and natural milk.
The a2 Milk Company has trading activities in Australia, New Zealand, UK, the US and China.