Frequently Asked Questions
What are some of the benefits of
Goat's milk has 30% less cholesterol, 13% less lactose, and contains
13% more calcium than cow's milk.
Mornington's milk is free of
antibiotics, growth hormones and preservatives. Our producers also
use only vegetable based feed with no animal by-products.
molecules in goat's milk are one-fifth of the size of those in cow's milk,
which makes it more easily digested by people with lactose intolerance and
other sensitivities to dairy.
Goat's milk is closer to human milk,
and is therefore more easily accepted by the young and frail. Goat
milk has an alkaline reaction, the same as human milk, whereas cow's milk
has an acidic reaction.
Goat's milk does not form mucous (phlegm), and because of this, it is
more easily tolerated by those with allergies or asthmatics. It is
more tolerated by people with liver problems or damaged livers because of
the smaller fat molecules.
Goat's milk contains a more highly-evolved cholesterol than cows
milk. It is more available for absorption by the brain and body,
which is essential to the health of the myelin sheaths "white matter" of
the brain and nerves.
Goat's milk has the ability to "sweeten" the intestinal tract, which
can help with constipation.
Is your milk certified
Our milk is not certified organic. Our farmers feed no animal
by-products. Mornington Dairy does not add preservatives to the
milk. It is produced and processed with a commitment to purity,
safety and wholesomeness.
Is it possible
to buy raw goat's milk?
It is illegal to sell raw unpasteurized milk.
Can babies drink the goat's
Breast is Best! Babies under 3 months must have a folic acid
supplement, as goat's milk is naturally low in this nutrient. For
babies under 2 years, goat milk can be a part of their diet but always
check with your health care professional.
What do goats
Our goat's diets are forage based. They mostly eat hay and hay
crops (eg. hay silage), and grains like corn, barley and oats. Some
producers may also feed their goats minerals for a balanced diet.
How do you reduce the milk fat
content from whole milk to 2%?
To reduce the milk fat content from whole milk to 2%, we separate raw
cream. This is done by a centrifugal force in-line separator before
the milk is pasteurized and homogenized.
Is your packaging
Yes. All of our packaging is recyclable. This includes our
milk bags, milk pouches, milk cartons, etc.