12 Oct 2015

Dairy producers Origin Earth on active soils and sheep milk

From Nine To Noon, 11:25 am on 12 October 2015

Origin Earth is a Hawkes Bay processor of fresh milk, yoghurts and a range of cheeses - all from biologically managed soils... which means the soil is being looked after and managed sustainably. Joanie Williams had spent her career in the dairy industry and following redundancy during the global financial crisis from PGG Wrightson, she and her husband Richard set up their company. A key part of Origin Earth is ensuring their products have the nutritional value of biologically active soils - and that there are no additives such as milk powder in their products. A key focus is on sheep milk, which they say is so far under-developed in New Zealand as a raw ingredient for premium products, with twice the milk solids of cows' milk and a better environmental footprint.

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