It's important to us.
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
Farming values & 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.
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 ProgramWe 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.
Self sufficientWe 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!
Glass bottle return
Once you finish a delicious bottle of milk, you can return it so it can be refilled and reused without losing its quality!
Drinking milk from glass bottles is the only way to get that delicious true milk taste!
- 100% recyclable
- It is healthier; made from natural materials
- Glass doesn't impact the taste of the milk
- Glass bottles keep milk cold longer
- Milk lasts twice as long
Return facilities (any of our stockists)
Dispensary MachineWe have a dispensary machine at The Funky Pumpkin
(290c Colombo Street).
Come fill up your own reusable glass bottle or any alternative!