Is it safe?
Is our milk safe to drink?
Properly produced and handled raw milk is an extremely low-risk food. It must be remembered that any food can be contaminated. It usually boils down to how it was produced and handled.
Correct cleaning procedures and hygiene in the dairy shed is very important to us and we take our time to ensure that this is done thoroughly.
The cow's udder is carefully cleaned and each milking a small amount of milk is hand stripped out of each quarter for a visual check. At each milking somatic cell counts are checked.
Milk samples are regularly send to the laboratory for testing.
Weekly tests are done for Somatic Cell Counts, Coliforms and Aerobic Plate Count.
Fortnightly tests are done for Thermodurics.
Monthly tests are done for E-Coli, Staphylococcus, Listeria, Inhibitory, Campylobacter, Salmonella and Senses.
Some people may wish to exercise caution in drinking raw milk. This includes young babies, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems, such as people with cancer, an organ transplant or HIV/AIDS.