VALUES AND PRACTICES
We pride ourselves on our farming practices and values. We farm with a heavy emphasis on the environment to protect our land, flora and fauna.
Our farm is located in Springston surrounded by natural springs, a resource that is close to our heart. We have cared for the springs for over 40 years and continue to make this a priority to Canterbury’s Choice.
If the cows aren't happy then neither are we!
The way the cows are farmed are the best in the industry.
During milking our girls listen to classical music and munch on home-grown barley grain. They graze on the lush pastures in Selwyn for over 90% of the day. Our 10,000 native plants and trees shelter them from the weather.
No Palm Kernel - No Bobby Calves - No Harmful Sprays
We are 100% self sufficient with our land. We don’t buy in any feed; we grow all of our own grain, corn, kale, cereals that feed our girls. We love being able to give our girls the nutrients they need! This is why our milk is of such high quality!
NURTURING OUR ECOSYSTEM
Our soils and water quality is hugely important to us which is why we have teamed up with the Department of Conservation and planted over 10,000 native plants. These plants enhance native bird-life and insects, riparian planting protects our soils from erosion, increases soil health, improves water quality and carbon sequestration and benefits our girls too sheltering them from harsh weather conditions.
LIVING WATER PROGRAM
We are also proud to be involved in The Living Water Programme operated by the Department of Conservation and Canterbury University to measure our nitrates in the springs and protect our waters. We have two independent contractors who annually assess our Environmental Plan to ensure we are doing the best we can for our land.
Milk Quality Excellence
We have been Grade Free now for a number of years and receive milk quality excellence awards year on year due to our happy cows and sustainable practices.