Our story

Facts about us

Here are 10 Interesting facts about Aylesbury Creamery

  • We only milk A2/A2 type cows.
  • We raise or sell all our calves to beef farmers or to replace our own herd, No bobbies.
  • Our cows are all grass fed and fed silage grown on the farm or in the surrounding area. No palm kernel.
  • We are not organic but farm in such a way that our operation is sustainable, by using non acidic fertilisers and effluent on the pasture means our soils are very healthy and full of life (lots of worms).
  • We test the cows for minerals and trace element deficiencies and use custom mineral mixes in their feed to make sure they stay in great health.
  • We have names for all of our Raw Milk cows.
  • We milk the Raw Milk herd once a day which makes the milk much creamier.
  • We are registered under the RCS (Regulated Control Scheme) with the MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries) and are audited 3 times per year.
  • We test our milk for all pathogens every 10 days.
  • Our milk comes straight out of the cows and into a chiller fresh each morning and from there into your bottle. There is no processing what so ever. Milk how it used to be.

Our herd

We milk between 400 – 500 fresian, fresian/jersey cross cows at our Aylesbury property. Most of our milk is sent to Fonterra except the milk from a few select cows. These cows numbering between 10 and 20 depending on the time of year are kept in a separate herd and milked only once per day, making their milk considerably creamier. These special cows are selected for good temperament, low somatic cell counts, and for producing A2 protein type milk.

Our Philosophy

In today’s world consumers care where their products come from and how they are made.

We see it as our duty at Aylesbury Creamery to deliver a healthy, safe, and nutritious product to the people of Canterbury.

SUSTAINABILITY

At Aylesbury Creamery, we pride ourselves in making our milk production “sustainable”. We use the latest technology to enable us to use the least amount of water to produce each litre of milk.

All our waste and effluent is used as fertiliser on the farm.

We use glass recycleable bottles to package our milk.