Our farms

Focus area

Farmers play a vital role in the Company’s supply chain, as stewards of the environment and as vital contributors to local communities. In addition, the humane treatment of cows is of the utmost importance.

The Company is committed to working with and supporting farmers to enable them to work in harmony with the environment and community.

Farm environmental plans

The a2 Milk Company has developed a global framework for farm environmental plans.

The principles of the framework address the most material aspects of environmental management in the dairy industry:

— Lowering GHG emissions
— Managing water quality and efficiency
— Managing soil quality
— Boosting on-farm biodiversity
— Improved nutrient (effluent) management

Animal welfare programme

Best practice standards for animal welfare on farms are central to the responsible sourcing of raw A1 protein free milk.

The Company’s animal welfare programme meets globally recognised standards set by the World Organisation for Animal Health and upholds the Five Freedoms framework for animal welfare.

a2MC’s approach to animal welfare is to drive improvement, reduce risk and ensure farmers are welfare centric. This is achieved through the combination of increased audits, wider audit scope, milk monitoring, on farm technology and training.

A number of extensions were developed into the programme in FY21, supporting farmers to establish systems for continuous improvement in animal welfare. This approach aims to continue identifying opportunities to further improve programmes beyond the industry standard.

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*A1 and A2 proteins refer to A1 and A2 beta-casein protein types