Our Yoghurt

Non-homogenised wholemilk yoghurt

We have created a simple diagram to show the difference between homogenised and non-homogenised products.

Non-homogenised
Brown Cow Organics milk

Fat, protein, lactose and mineral molecules are all different sizes and happy.

Homogenised
milk

The milk is put through a centrifugal force to make all the molecules the same size.

Brown Cow Organics yogurt is made only from our organic Guernsey herd milk from cows that graze organic grass 300 days a year. In the remaining winter months, they eat silage - a fermented grass from the spring harvest.

We knew decades ago that our farming methods were not only working but producing superior quality milk and meat. Rather than making claims that were based on analysis of other farmer’s produce, we decided to do send our own produce for laboratory analysis. These independent tests show that on comparison with other leading brands of yoghurt, the yoghurt we manufacture is much higher in Omega 3s and other trace elements (see graph).

Brown Cow Organics LtdOther brands*
Omega 3 - mg per 100g 0.070.02
Omega 6 - mg per 100g 0.050.05
Iron - mg per kg3.70.1
Zinc - mg per kg4.40.7

* McCance & Widdowson's

Most milk contains the A1 type of beta-casein, which yields a protein fragment that has been shown to cause an allergic reaction for some individuals.

The A2 beta-casein protein combined with the rich Brown Cow Organics milk may not. All of our herd was tested many years ago where we sent hair samples of each and every one of the cows to New Zealand for analysis. The results confirmed that the herd carried the A2 beta-casein and since testing, we have bred only A2 beta-casein cows in our herd. 

Numerous studies on the variants of beta-casein suggest that milk containing only A2 beta- casein protein may provide further benefits to some people. This includes heart health, digestive function and some intolerances and is the focus of continuing studies by international research groups.