NZ Lower Carbon Footprint Milk Milk Sourced From NZ Farm Made from 100% Raw Milk Free Range Cows
This product is made in New Zealand.
Milk is only sourced from cows in New Zealand.
The cows live outside on paddocks throughout the year, roaming freely under New Zealand’s typical 2,000 annual sunshine hours.
Cows graze on fresh pasture as their primary food source. To ensure that their nutritional needs are met, the cows are provided with supplementary feed during winter and poor weather conditions.
Dairy farming practices in New Zealand varies depending on region and season, as climate factors influences grass nutrition and growth.
To ensure efficient use of farmland and continuous supply of pasture, fields are rotated regularly with cow herds being allocated to a specific paddock during each rotation.
In New Zealand, over the entire dairy season there is on average approximately 1 hectare of farmland for every 2-3 cows. With farm rotation, at any given time the cow-to-field density will vary depending on local farming practices, seasonality, weather conditions and cow's natural inclination to form groups as a herd animal.
The cows are typically milked a maximum of twice a day during the peak dairy season, reducing to once a day in the lower season.
This product contains New Zealand originated lactoferrin derived from raw milk.
Theland’s New Zealand milk comes from cows that live outside on paddocks throughout the year.
Outdoor grazing is one factor that New Zealand dairy farmers leverage to achieve the world’s lowest carbon footprint for milk production. This is evidenced by international carbon benchmarking studies.
New Zealand’s dairy farmers are committed to ensuring that the dairy sector remains an efficient producer of low emissions milk by working to further reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced on farm.
Reduction targets for greenhouse emissions (carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane) are outlined within the New Zealand’s Government Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Act.
The farms where the milk is sourced from are obligated to comply with the environmental regulations prescribed by New Zealand's Regional Councils.
Theland Rangatahi milk powder produced in compliance with New Zealand's Resource Management Act (2009), and local council Resource Management Plans, which set out rules and regulations around management of the New Zealand environment.
These rules include:
All milk suppliers for Theland products are obligated to meet the New Zealand Animal Welfare Standards.
The standard requires animals to be allowed the following five freedoms;
Theland Rangatahi milk powders are laboratory tested for safety throughout the production process at independent and accredited laboratories.
Testing is undertaken at each step from raw milk collection, during processing, and again upon completion of the final product.
This testing regime also ensures all final products meet the nutritional descriptions on their label.
Samples are also tested for harmful bacteria or other contaminants.
New Zealand has Acts and Regulations to ensure all dairy products produced are safe for consumers and that manufacturers use fair and sustainable practices. All dairy products must comply with the Animal Products Act, 1999 and all milk suppliers must meet the New Zealand Animal Welfare standards.
These regulations include:
Theland Rangatahi milk powder meets the market access requirements of the countries to which it exports.
The contract processor's factory environment, processes and records are routinely audited in order to uphold their Risk Management Programme (RMP), Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practises (GMP), Halal and other certifications.
There are also unannounced regulatory audits conducted randomly to ensure compliance.
Lactoferrin (LF) is an iron-binding glycoprotein that is present in bovine milk, including cow’s milk. There has been numerous academic studies on the function of lactoferrin, a selection is provided below;
Theland Rangatahi contains no added colouring agents, sweeteners, thickening agents, gelatin, or preservatives.
This product contains 100% natural protein. Protein is important for the growth and repair of the body’s cells and for building muscle.
This product contains 100% natural milk calcium. Calcium is an important source of nutrition for building strong, dense bones in early life, and in keeping bones strong and healthy in later life.