Introducing solids to your baby

a2 Milk™ Full cream

This creamy, delicious full-bodied milk contains just 4g of fat per 100ml and can be enjoyed by the whole family

Products

Coffee Creamer – Creamy Vanilla

Frequently asked questions

a2 Milk™ is pure and natural dairy milk, permeate and additive free, that is rich in the A2 type of beta-casein protein because it comes from specially selected cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein and not A1 protein.

Most regular cows’ milk brands today contain a combination of two main types of beta-casein protein, namely A1 and A2. a2 Milk™ is special because it is an exception to this. What makes a2 Milk™ different to regular fresh cows’ milk is the absence of the A1 protein. It is the A1 protein that many people seek to avoid by switching from regular cows’ milk to a2 Milk™. The a2 Milk Company uses comprehensive herd selection to choose cows which don’t produce the A1 protein.

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. This is done by using a simple and non-invasive DNA test we have developed, which analyses a sample hair from the tail of each dairy cow. These A2-certified cows are then milked separately to produce pure and natural a2 Milk™.

Yes, a2 Milk™ is naturally occurring cows’ milk; it’s not a result of a technological process or genetic engineering. We simply select cows that produce only A2 protein.

As the biggest Australian owned milk brand enjoyed by many across the nation, the welfare of our animals has been a cornerstone of the a2 Milk™ success story. Our commitment to optimal living standards for all animals involved in and impacted by a2 Milk™ supply is underpinned by a respect for animal welfare, and belief in the positive impact that animal welfare standards can have on milk production and milk quality. Our vision is for a best-in-class animal welfare management system that exceeds Australian dairy industry standards. To help achieve this vision, we engage an independent expert organisation for auditing and certification of the animal welfare management practices on all a2 Milk™ farms, across the nation. More information about our partner, Validus, can be found here.

a2 Milk™ can be frozen. We suggest freezing some milk in ice trays, to allow for portion control. These portions can be used in tea or coffee. Milk should be placed in the refrigerator and thawed completely prior to using.

a2 Milk™ does not contain any permeate or any other additives which is why it tastes so refreshing, as real milk should taste.

Yes, a2 Milk™ contains roughly the same amounts of calcium and other important minerals as other unfortified milks.

Cows’ milk allergy is a serious condition and is different to cows’ milk intolerance. If you or your child is known to suffer from a cows’ milk allergy, you should consult your doctor or paediatrician before consuming ANY milk variety, including a2 Milk™. All milk contains a variety of biologically active factors known to affect the immune system. a2 Milk™ contains all of the proteins that you would find in standard cows’ milk except for the A1 beta-casein protein. Therefore, those people with allergies to the proteins in standard cows’ milk will not be able to drink a2 Milk™. However, a2 Milk™ can help to reduce digestive discomfort in some people who have difficulty digesting regular cows' milk as opposed to having a milk allergy. There is a growing body of evidence that supports the unique benefits of milk containing only the A2 beta-casein protein type like a2 Milk™.

Absolutely not! a2 Milk™ is obtained naturally from cows specially selected for their genetic makeup.

Not necessarily. Some farmers and processors producing a2 Milk™ do follow organic principles, but that is purely incidental. It simply indicates that producers who are interested in the highest standards of natural purity and safety see a2 Milk™ as consistent with their objectives. But non-organic farmers can easily produce a2 Milk™.

Absolutely. It’s 100% produced from local cows and as fresh as fresh can be.

Proteins are large biological molecules made up of long chains of amino acids.

Beta-casein is a type of protein that makes up one third of the protein in milk. It is a high quality milk protein that is a source of essential amino acids, as well as peptides.

Homogenised milk has been treated to disperse the cream layer containing the milk fat throughout the milk. Homogenised milk generally has a longer shelf life than un-homogenised milk.

Pasteurisation is a method of heating milk for a short time to kill off bacteria which would cause the milk to spoil.

a2 Milk™ is widely available in supermarkets in Australia.

You can find the nutritional information for each of our products here.  The nutritional information can also be found on the back label of every a2 MilkTM bottle or carton.

If you are a health professional, please review the scientific resources provided at our health care professionals website.  

People with lactose intolerance often avoid cows’ milk and other dairy products, however research has shown that lactose intolerant individuals can usually tolerate up to 12-15g of lactose per day, which is equivalent to 250ml cows’ milk. The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends that this amount of cows’ milk may be well tolerated by lactose intolerant individuals when consumed with other foods and spread over the day. Each person with lactose intolerance will have their own level of tolerance. For those wishing to consume a larger daily volume of cows’ milk, this should be guided by tolerance, or a lactase enzyme supplement may be taken to assist with a larger volume to be tolerated.

a2 Milk™ contains the same quantity of lactose that is found in conventional cows’ milk. The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends that up to 250mL cows’ milk may be well tolerated by lactose intolerant individuals, this volume may be better tolerated when consumed with other foods and spread over the day.

Beaumont Farm

Dairy farming is in Paul Beaumont’s DNA. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, the third-generation dairy farmer has worked his whole life in dairy on the family farm in Dorrigo, New South Wales, that his grandfather cleared himself – by hand – some 80 years ago.

In 2007, Paul took a step back from the milking side of the business to focus solely on rearing heifers. The prospect of a brand-new herd of A2-certified cows, however, lured him back to milking in 2013. He’s been supplying a2 Milk™ ever since.

Paul and his family currently have around 150 head of cattle – though he says they could comfortably support up to 300. With a longstanding history in the area, the Beaumonts are an intrinsic part of the Dorrigo farming community. Milking normally lasts for around an hour. After that, the Beaumont’s a2 Milk™ herd returns to graze on the lush, green pastures of the family farm. Paul then ducks home for breakfast before attending to his other daily farming duties.

Perry View Farm

The Perry family farm, run by Mark Perry, was one of the first dairy farms to transition their herd to A2-certified cows. Since that time, Perry View farm has gone from strength to strength. Today on Perry View Farm, the cows are producing around 1.2 million litres a year of milk with only the natural A2 type of beta-casein protein and no A1 protein.

The farm is nestled on the slopes of the idyllic Bellingen River, a spot that’s a perennial favourite with adventurous canoeists.  The couple’s three children – Madeline, 15, Kaytlyn, 13, and Josh, 8, are a regular help to mum and dad.

Josh in particular loves helping out on the farm and he is a dab hand at herding the a2 Milk™  girls to the dairy for their afternoon milking! The Perry family’s total a2 herd currently sits at 150, comprised mainly of Holstein cows.

Before he came into dairy farming, Mark had worked a variety of jobs but says that one of the great things about running his own dairy farm is the flexibility it gives him to attend local school events for the kids.

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An association between consumption of 3 serves of dairy foods containing A1 beta-casein and digestive discomfort, in some individuals, has been established by a process of systematic review. a2 Milk™ is free from A1 beta-casein. The NHMRC recommends a healthy diet including up to 4 serves of dairy foods/day.

*A1 and A2 proteins refer to A1 and A2 beta-casein protein types

a2 Milk™ is a trade mark of, and brand of A1 protein-free milk from, The a2 Milk Company Limited