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Our Farming Practices
In New Zealand, we’re internationally recognised for our high standards of animal welfare. Our farmers care about their animals, and we work together to make sure we uphold strict standards.
rBST Free Dairy
The New Zealand Government prohibits the use of animal growth hormones in dairy farming. Our farmers never use growth hormones (rBST) to increase milk production.
Committed to grass-fed
Our cows roam freely in paddocks and are able to express natural behaviours. On average 96% of our New Zealand cows’ diet is grass, and they spend 97% of their time on pasture*.
Certified and Audited
Our Fonterra Grass and Pasture-Fed Standard is certified and audited annually by AsureQuality, an independent Conformity Assessment Body (CAB).
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Our Fonterra farmer shareholders have a deep understanding of this land, and they know how to unlock its natural goodness.
They are experts on growing excellent grass and using farming practices that keep their cows healthy and contented.