Important Notice


Breast milk is the preferred way to feed a baby and is important for baby's health. Introducing partial bottle feeding could negatively affect breast feeding. Professional advice should be sought before using an infant formula. Good maternal nutrition is important for breastfeeding and reversing a decision not to breast-feed can be difficult.

Proper use of an infant formula product is important to the health of the infant. Infant formulas should be used as directed.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) adopted the International Code of Marketing Breast-milk Substitutes in 1981.

The aim of the Code is to contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants, by the protection and promotion of breast-feeding, and by ensuring the proper use of breast-milk substitutes, when these are necessary, on the basis of adequate information and through appropriate marketing and distribution.

As a responsible manufacturer of infant formula, DGC (Dairy Goat Co-operative (N.Z.) Ltd) support the Code and unequivocally supports breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for babies and infants.

All information on following pages about infant formulas is provided for educational and informational purposes only.

 

DGC are the originators of commercialised infant formula from goats’ milk. Since that breakthrough in 1988 we have continued to lead clinical advances in this field. We are now in more markets than any other goat milk infant formula.

The science of goat milk

Milk is made up of protein, fat, carbohydrate, water, minerals and vitamins.

Made without Palm Oil

DGC has adopted an alternative approach, using whole milk to retain milk fat.

Infant formula

At DGC our process begins with whole goat milk to retain the milk fat before adding lactose, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

Infant growth and development

DGC has conducted two double blinded randomised control trials of goat formula1 and one prospective co-hort study2 in new born infants.

Product Benefits

Digestibility

It is well known that goat milk produces a very loose curd structure with a high proportion of water and is easily broken apart.

Intestinal health

Studies show that goat milk reduces intestinal permeability1 and intestinal inflammation.

Bone strength

Goat milk is naturally rich in calcium and other minerals.

Lactose Intolerance

Goat milk contains oligosaccharides similar in structure to human milk oligosaccharides.

Reduced allergenic burden

There is a common belief that goat milk is a sound alternative for infants or children with cow milk protein allergy.

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For Families

DGC is of the land, because we are a co-operative of goat farmers who live and breathe by the rhythms of nature. From sun up to sundown, in all kinds of weather, we are caring for our goats – cutting and serving fresh forage for their breakfast, lunch and dinner, milking at day’s break and day’s end, checking the bedding, and generally keeping a watchful eye over the welfare of all, from the littlies to the biggies.

It’s everyday family care. This is appropriate since DGC is itself a family, and we work together with a single focus, on making a better infant formula for the world. Whether it is at 5.30am milking Saturdays and Sundays, or in our labs developing world-class research, or packing our cans safely.

We are proud to be farming a natural food and managing its production all the way to market. And that’s why we feel good about putting our name on it, knowing it is going on to feed and nurture families just like ours.

Animal Welfare and Health

New Zealand has a strict Code of Welfare for Goats. It specifies what is considered to be optimal animal welfare and how this may be achieved for goats farmed under New Zealand conditions. DGC farms are required to follow the New Zealand Code of Welfare for Goats as well as DGC’s own Code of Farm Practice.

Can Filling

The DGC can filling facilities are world class. On any day at DGC we can manufacture over 150,000 cans and fill over 90,000 cans. These are then sent to our warehousing and distribution facility where they await final safety tests before being released for export worldwide.

Blending

Our state of the art blending plant enables us to add the additional nutrients required to meet regulatory and specific product requirements where necessary.