We take our own grass-fed, free range cream from our own farms in Canterbury, New Zealand. The cows that produce our cream are particularly special. They come from farms which commit to our 10 Promises.
1 - Grass Fed Cows
The lactating cow’s diet throughout a full calendar year commencing 60days prior to calving must be greater than 96% grass-fed forage.*
2 - Care for Our Environment
All farms have to have an Environmental Sustainability Plan in place.
3 - Free Range
The cows must, at all times, have free-range access to paddocks, 365 days a year. At no stage will the cows be kept confined to stalls or barns.
4 - Climate Change Mitigation
Each farm has a climate change mitigation plan in place. This will involve the application of “Earth-Friendly Agriculture Practices”
5 - GMO Free
No GMO containing forage or supplements to be used for feed and no GMO crops may be grown or utilised.
6 - Antibiotic Stewardship
The stewardship obligation is to minimize the use of antibiotics so that the risk of antibiotic resistant bacteria getting into the human food chain is even further minimized.
7 - Care for Our People
New Zealand has some of the finest human rights practices in the world. It is important to us that our cream comes from farms which uphold the key human rights practices.
8 - No Palm Products
No PKE usage is allowed on the farms under any circumstances.
9 - Hormone Free
No rbST is used and no other growth hormones may be used.
10 - Care for Our Animals
Freedom. That’s our mantra when it comes to animal welfare. Farms show an active commitment to ‘The five freedoms’:
- Freedom from thirst & hunger
- Freedom from discomfort
- Freedom from pain, injury & disease
- Freedom to express normal behavior
- Freedom from fear & distress
*Assure Quality is a government owned entity that independently audits the farms