Great milk comes from lush grass, naturally.

This land is blessed with an abundance of sunshine and rainfall. Lush grass for our cows to graze on grows year-round. We’ve always farmed in this natural way. It’s an ideal climate for growth and abundance.

Our cows are grass fed - 35 secs

VIEO: Our Cows are Grass Fed 0:35 min

Grass fed

On Fonterra farms, around 96% of cow's diet is grass, which is well above the 92% minimum set out in the Fonterra Grass and Pasture Fed standard. Our farmer families know that lush green grass is the natural way to produce dairy goodness.

Grass/pasture is classified as grass, grass silage, hay and forage crops.

 

Our grass and pasture-fed standard mean our cows consume on average 96% of their diet as grass1.

The Fonterra Grass and Pasture Fed Standard also have a minimum requirement for grazing time. Cows supplying the Fonterra milk pool spend at least 90% of their non-milking time outside on pasture. Our Fonterra New Zealand cows spend on average 97% of their non-milking time outside on pasture.

The Fonterra Grass and Pasture Fed Standard assess and verify the farming practices across Fonterra New Zealand farms. It focuses on the use of supplementary feed and on how much access cows have to pasture.

If a product carries the Certified Grass Fed claim, you can trust that it’s been made with milk from New Zealand Grass-fed cows.

Certification of the milk is provided by AsureQuality, an independent Conformity Assessment Body accredited by JAS-ANZ, against the Fonterra Grass and Pasture Fed Standard.

Grass fed

Great grass, makes great milk.

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Our pastures

Lush green, leafy looking pasture.

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