Pastureland is Dairygold’s guarantee to customers that all of our suppliers’ milk is produced from grass-fed cows who graze naturally on lush nutrient rich pastures within the Golden Valleys of Ireland.
From nutrient rich glacial soil, naturally formed over thousands of years, our dairy ingredients come directly from grass-fed cows, grazing in one of the world’s most fertile pasturelands in the heart of the Golden Valleys. Our temperate climate provides 150 days per year of average rainfall, the perfect recipe for grass production.
Our cows graze on our open pastures for an average of up to 250 full time days* over the season. Their diet is 95% grass based* meaning we have happier healthier cows! Dairygold works closely with our Suppliers on grassland management and herd health programmes, all of which supplies us with the most natural dairy ingredients in the world.
From our cows nutrient rich diet comes the highest quality natural dairy ingredients used today in the Infant Milk Formula, Milk Powders, Cheese and Confectionary products. Today we supply our customers with the same naturally fortified dairy produce sourced from the richest pastureland in the world. Our pasture-based production process is one of the most efficient and sustainable systems internationally.
Dairygold’s naturally derived dairy ingredients nourish people all over the world. Our pasture fed system means our cows produce milk of superior nutritional quality that have shown scientifically proven health benefits that contribute to a natural state of wellbeing. Studies have also shown that consumers prefer the taste, texture and appearance of our grass-fed dairy ingredients versus others.
*The number of days is based on full time days on pasture on a rolling 3-year average. The diet % is based on natural grass and grass silage.