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Our Ethics & Holsteins

The Little Big Dairy Co Ethics

At the Little Big Dairy Co, we are big believers in sustainable farming – it drives everything we do, from looking after the land to caring for our herd.

Cow comfort is non-negotiable; it’s what allows us to produce our high-quality Single Source milk. The same attention is given to the farm. We plant trees, recycle our effluent water for irrigation, and reuse manure for fertiliser on our pasture.

But we know we need more than happy cows and a thriving farm to create a viable business, so we support the local economy where we can and identify new farming efficiencies in the process. This is what keeps us on the land, and allows us to bring our Little Big Dairy Co milk to you.

Our Herd of Holsteins

What really makes the Little Big Dairy Co special is our herd of 800 Holsteins, born and raised on our farm. Each has a name, which we know by heart. They make us who we are, and it’s their happiness and health that allow us to deliver over 8 million litres of milk every year.

We know their personalities intimately; each one is unique. We see it every day when they line up outside the dairy. They all have their own place - Wildfire will be first, and you can count on Gretel being last.

Just like our parents before us, we’ve learned their histories. Steve and Duncan have generations of Holstein pedigrees in their heads, and they all have a story. The Quality family came from Victoria in the 70s, the Fussys and Belindas from the New South Wales coast in the 90s, and the Matildas and Wildflowers seem like they’ve been here forever.

If you got to know them, we’re sure you’d agree - they really are a beautiful bunch.

- Emma