Our productive model
Our production is based on the New Zealand system of permanent pastures, taking a strategic approach to our grass production. This model involves nurturing and systematically measuring grass growth.
Our cows feed on grass when it reaches its highest nutritional content, which also encourages grass growth through this natural cut
This efficient and sustainable model allows us to generate high quality milk, which is then sent to different dairy plants for processing.
Our grazing system inherently promotes animal welfare, as our cows spend almost their entire lives free in the pastures. This provides them with high levels of comfort, which is reflected in the six years of milk production our cows can achieve.
We place an emphasis on animal welfare at Manuka., We have created a rigorous program that guides handling and treatment protocols for our animals. This program guides all productive areas of the company to ensure that our livestock are as healthy as possible. These guidelines apply to all team members who participate in the drafting, milking, and handling of our animals.
We have robust policies to ensure we produce safe, high-quality milk. Our policies help us comply with current legislation and sanitation regulations across all areas of our business.
We have established quality control guidelines to minimize the probability of bacteria formation due to improper handling, poor cleaning, problems with equipment, and temperature.
The welfare of our animals and the use of appropriate handling techniques also play a key role in achieving our high production standards. In addition, our cow breeds produce a higher content of solids (protein and fat) per liter of milk, which exceeds the national average. As a result, our milk is highly regarded for its excellent nutritional content.
100% of our breeding centers and dairy farms have specific and detailed protocols for all processes, such as preventive vaccination programs, use of vitamins, minerals, and deworming.