Our farmers and their cows are the heart of The a2 Milk Company.
The a2 Milk Company works with a number of local family farmers to identify and certify a2 Milk® producing cows in their existing herds that naturally produce milk containing only the pure A2 protein type and no A1 protein. Never a result of a technological process or genetic engineering!
All of our farmers are paid a premium for their milk which overall improves their profitability. This allows them to prosper and reinvest in their farms. In addition, they’re all independently certified by the Validus Group to ensure they meet strict animal welfare guidelines. They take great care to make sure the cows are milked separately and are always treated with the utmost care to ensure the milk we deliver to YOU is just natural, pure and delicious 100% cows’ milk. We like to think of it as the V.I.C club….
We love our cows and treat each of them as a V.I.C. (Very Important Cow). All a2 Milk@ in the United States is Animal Welfare Certified by Validus. The humane treatment of animals is of the utmost importance to all global a2 Milk Company brands.
We work with sustainable family farmers. All of our farms are certified for the humane treatment of animals. We guarantee that our cows are not treated with growth hormones or rBST and our milk is antibiotic free. They’re never given added hormones, and are fed an all vegetarian, plant-based diet.
The Dairy Animal Welfare Review Program by Validus has been approved as a USDA Process Verified Program. This program designation is designed to assure customers of a consistent, quality product or service through independent, third-party audits. To qualify, a company must submit a documented quality management system and successfully pass extensive onsite audits and customer interviews.
Validus regularly inspects our farms and certifies each of our dairy farms. Animal Welfare Review Certification is awarded to farms that follow stringent animal welfare guidelines. Certification is awarded to farms which demonstrate compliance with the animal welfare criteria and standards established for their operation, including: