Bannister Downs Farm is home to more than 2,200 Holstein Fresian cows, specifically chosen to create premium quality milk.
Our girls are family. It may sound strange, but just like any dog, cat, hamster, or rabbit can be part of your family - our cows, are part of ours.
We know every cow, their heritage and family history. We know their personality, habits, likes and dislikes. It’s a big responsibility to manage the individual needs of our girls, but we believe that is what makes our Farm special.
We care about our girls as individuals. It defines who we are, because we love dairy farming and we want to build a strong legacy of ethical milking, sustainable farming and best practice animal welfare. We are on our way to achieve new levels of success in these areas, never seen before in Australia.
We always do our best to make sure our girls are never thirsty, never hungry and never frightened. We do everything we can to manage those important things for them, every day.
Our herd are hand reared and nurtured as calves to grow up into happy and calm dairy cows. It makes sense that when our cows are happy and healthy they can easily produce the best quality fresh milk.
During the day our girls graze on lush pastures and rest amongst the shady karri and peppermint trees that surround Bannister Downs Farm. Sometimes we manage to find time to walk amongst them under the trees, it is irresistibly beautiful.
During milking, our fresh milk is piped only 10 metres, directly from our dairy, to our milk processing facility, where our traditional processing techniques take place.
Since July 2012, we have been fortunate to also have Brian and Julie Armstrong supply us with their high quality fresh milk. They have the same philosophy and love of their girls as we do - and being our closest neighbour, the milk doesn’t have far to travel.
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