We’d like you to know more about the product that you have bought, and how it is the best quality and pure cow’s milk. We’ve put together a small FAQ about our milk products that you would find informative.
At Farmery, we believe in honest, good food. We look forward to serving you with the same honesty.
The milk comes from the DD farms at Sohna every day, to your doorstep.
Farmery milk is pure, natural, raw milk obtained from livestock raised according to best dairy methods. That is, they are fed on a very high quality diet, their milk is obtained without contamination and the cattles are not treated with any hormones. At DD farms, we ensure the milk produced retains every aspect of this definition:
- No artificial growth hormones: The cows are not given any hormonal injections to boost the milk yield.
- No antibiotics or steroids: The cows are not given any steroids and antibiotics (exceptional cases can be where the ailment is serious, but those cows are not milked).
- No stress on the lactating cows: The cows are free to roam, stay in clean and well-maintained surroundings, and live healthily.
- No preservatives and adulterants: The milk obtained from the cows is unadulterated and does not have any preservatives (such as formalin), which is widely used by local dairy vendors as well as branded milk.
- Chemical-free fodder: Fodder for the cows (green and dry) are obtained from the best local resources.
- Full control over quality: From fodder to milk to packaging, the entire process is controlled and monitored at the farm.
Farmery milk is Pure, Natural, chemical-free, hormone-free and preservative-free.
We provide sample test reports from FSSAI accredited labs on a periodic basis to give you assurance on the milk quality. All subscribers are welcome to visit the farm on appointment, to see the processes themselves.
Most dairies source the milk which they sell. Poorly fed cows are milked, then the milk often lies for hours in the open and is finally transferred to cans that reach the collection centre. Here, milk is transferred to a chilling centre, often subject to power shortages. The milk will then make a long journey, braving the Indian climate, to the processing tank at the dairy where it is then packaged into plastic pouches and placed in distributor cases, waiting for agents to pick them up. Not only is the milk reaching you days later, you don't even know what you are drinking is cow milk or not.
Our control from fodder to milk to packaging to delivery is one the key factors:
- We use the best quality fodder and ensure only the milk from our healthy cows is packed and delivered to your home.
- We don’t process the milk – thus providing purest and freshest form of milk to our subscriber.
- FSSAI and news media surveys have constantly highlighted heavy use of hormones (to increase cattle yield) and adulterants in milk across India and the problem being more rampant in North India. Our assurance with Farmery milk is to consistently ensure that these harmful substances are never present and continuously checked for in the milk.
- We don’t use preservatives (Formalin), which is likely to be present in milk from local dairy vendors and big brands
Farmery milk is Farm fresh raw milk. We do not do any sort of processing on the milk. Branded packaged milk is standardized and homogenized to ensure consistency in the milk but these processes alter the natural state of the milk. Our milk thickness and taste would be impacted by weather, local seasonal fodder fed to the cows and lactation cycle of our cows.
At DD Farms, we use the best methods of maintaining milk cattle and top dairy consultants have been appointed which has helped them to understand the key inputs for cattle well being:
- Cows are free to roam at the farm.
- There are no flies and mosquitoes in the cow shelters - natural methods such as smoke from grass and anti-mosquito repellants are put into practice for this.
- Utmost care is taken to maintain good diet and health of the cows.
Milking starts at 6 pm → Chilling till 1 am → Bottling starts at 1 am → 3:30 am milk van leaves from the farm → 4 am: reaches Delivery Hubs→ deliveries begin → milk reaches you.
Milking is done by semi-automatic milking machines. Post-milking, the milk is chilled to 2 degree Celsius, then packed in glass bottles and transported to Farmery Hubs – from there it is delivered to each subscriber by Farmery delivery teams. The temperature is maintained as low as possible so that the milk never gets curdled – for this there have been installed high-quality chillers at the farm, the milk is packed in glass bottles so that loss of temperature is slow, and is transported in insulated boxes to maintain the lowest temperature till it reaches the subscribers’ doorstep.
Glass is one of the safest materials on earth, for packaging of F&B products. It is non-toxic and non-reactive, as compared to other packaging materials such as plastic, which can leach into food products. Our brand values don’t go with plastic or anti-environment materials, thus we use glass bottles for packaging. It is very tough for us to work with daily supplies in glass bottles, but creating high quality produce and then packaging it in plastic does not make any sense to us!
Farmery milk is raw, unpasteurized milk. We don’t process the milk – thus providing purest and freshest form of milk to our patrons.
Pasteurization is nothing but a way to improve the shelf life of the product, it has nothing to do with the nutritional quality of the milk. Pasteurization is a process of killing bacteria in the milk with the help of high temperatures and shock heating. This leads to some loss of good enzymes and the nutritional content of the milk and it also changes the protein (amino cells) structure of the milk. This can also be achieved by gradual boiling at home which is a much better process to retain the goodness
Since this is raw milk, we recommend boiling it within two hours of receiving it, especially during the summers. We recommend that the customers boil the milk before the consumption as raw milk is difficult to digest unless your system is used to it. After boiling, the milk can be refrigerated upto 2-3 days, as in the case of conventional milk.
We don't do multiple variants of milk. We sell whole milk, the fat content of which is between 4 to 4.5 %. However, whole cow milk is lighter than normal toned milk available in the market, which is primarily buffalo milk. Almost 40% of the fat in the milk can be extracted in the form of cream-layer/malai when you boil the milk.
Scientifically, we cannot establish whether it is A1 or A2 milk, as we don't have A1/A2 certification available in India. Most milch cattle give milk which contains both A1 & A2 protein, but to what percentage, we cannot commit. It can be in any proportion for a given cow i.e. 50/50, 60/40, 70/30 or vice-versa and so on…
- Firstly, the milk available in the market has certain percentage of Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) mixed, hence you get curd very thick and creamy (chakka kind of), because of the powder content in the milk
- Farmery Milk is 100% farm fresh, direct from the udder, so there is natural Solids Not Fat (SNF) which is relatively low in comparison to conventional milk brands
- Setting curd with Farmery Milk is altogether different thing vis-à-vis conventional brands. When you put Farmery Milk for boiling/heating (while setting curd) make sure that you put/mix culture when the milk is about 5 minutes away from boiling and then maintain the temperature of the utensil
- Don’t use readymade curd (pouch/cup/matki etc.) as culture, either use the curd or Chaach (Butter Milk) made from Farmery Milk
- Yellow color in milk is mainly due to presence of carotenoid. Some breeds have high amounts of it while others have low amount of carotenoid generation hence the yellow tinge in the milk can vary by breed, the food and other factors.
- Presence of less yellow tinge is nothing to worry about. It is due to the fresh seasonal diet fed to the cows.
- After boiling and refrigerating the milk, you can witness that the malai/cream layer on the top is slightly yellow (you can say tinge of yellow),
- Full fat milk from cow cannot be compared with conventional brands milk, because the latter is mainly buffalo milk. Also, in conventional brands, cream/fat is added as per percentage proportions to make different variants. Conventional full cream brands contain 6% fat.
- Cow full fat milk cannot be more than 4.5% fat because it is the natural lactating property of the cow that its light in terms of fat, thus easy to digest. That’s why its widely known that cow milk fat is GOOD FAT
Yes, you can do it latest by 7 pm a day before you want the quantities to be modified. Best method is to install Farmery Android app from Google Playstore and use the app to make modifications to your milk calendar. Alternatively, just call/ whatsapp at the Farmery Care number, minimum one day in advance if you want more/ less quantity of milk, or want to suspend the deliveries while travelling.