About a2 Milk™
The Origins of a2 Milk™
There are two main forms of the important cow's milk protein beta-casein found in the cow's milk that you drink. These two forms are known as A1 and A2 beta-casein.
The A2 form of beta-casein has been identified by scientific research to be the original form of beta-casein that would have been produced by cows thousands of years ago.
At some point in history, owing to natural genetic mutation, the A1 form appeared in dairy cattle and was spread throughout dairy herds across Europe, becoming the common form of beta-casein in many breeds of cows.
Traditional cattle breeds such as the zebu, the native Asian cattle and closely related animals such as the water buffalo and yak all still only produce the A2 type of beta-casein.
Some dairy cows still only produce the A2 type of beta-casein and these can be identified and milked to produce a2 Milk™.
by Professor Keith Woodford.
2007. Craig Potton Publishing (Christchurch)
"Devil in the Milk"
How a2 Milk™ is made
The single most important factor in producing our delicious a2 Milk™ is to find the right dairy cows.
Unlike other dairy farmers, our farmers exclusively select cows that naturally produce milk rich in the A2 type of beta-casein.
Our farmers identify cows that produce only the A2 type of beta-casein protein by using a simple and non-invasive DNA test which analyses a sample hair from the tail of each dairy cow - a process which we have developed. These A2 certified cows are then milked separately to produce pure and natural a2 Milk™.