365 days pasture grazed
Non-GMO & antibiotic free
Pesticide and herbicide free
New Zealand’s natural environment and farming practices are ideally suited to creating certified organic dairy products just the way nature intended. We have over 70 farmers across the North Island who supply our factories certified organic milk.
Farming organically to produce natural organic dairy starts with a commitment to soil, animal and crop health, and ensuring it’s sustainable for generations to come.
Janet and Stephen Fleming are two of our original organic famers in the Taranaki. They have two farms, milking 540 cross-bred cows a day. They started on their journey to convert to organics in 2004, with the process taking on average 3 years to become fully certified.
Janet and Stephen Fleming
They turned to organics because they wanted to be proud of the milk they produced and because it brought benefits to the environment, to their own health and to the health of their herd.
Farming organically is a lifestyle, a passion for the Flemings. Their farming is similar to what other people do, but they’re using sustainable, natural products. While all farming businesses must be profitable this was not the driver for their conversion.
Since the introduction of the Independent Organic Milk Price, this has seen the value of organic milk truly recognised and encouraged conversations with other farmers on the benefits of converting to organic. The Fonterra organic milk price pay out for the FY19/20 season is NZD 9.80 kgMS.
By drawing on the rich resource of high-quality organic milk and using state of the art practice, we supply a wide choice of quality certified organic products and ingredients to the world.