Bone Strength

Goat milk is naturally rich in calcium and other minerals. Many studies demonstrate more efficient uptake of calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium and selenium from goat compared to cow milk when gut absorption is compromised.1 Calcium absorption was greatest in diets containing casein from goat milk compared to a diet containing no casein, indicating that casein is needed for calcium absorption from goat milk.2 Diets with goat milk also built up more calcium deposits and stronger bones in young animals.3 This has been linked to reduced loss of bone mineral density and bone strength later in life. In another study, goat milk improved bone health4 in animals with low iron stores.

Research is ongoing to see how these benefits can be applied to help with mineral uptake and strengthening bones in humans.

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  • 1Barrionuevo et al, 2002; Alferez et al, 2003; Campos et al, 2003; Lopez-Aliaga et al, 2003
  • 2McKinnon et al, 2010
  • 3Kruger et al 2008
  • 4Diaz-Castro et al, 2011

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Purpose built manufacturing

The DGC plant is purpose-built solely to be a world class facility for manufacturing goat milk formula. Combined with our cooperative farm model, we are able to control the entire process from milking to distribution. So milk that comes into the plant leaves as a completed product.

The result is a safer, cleaner manufacturing process with no third parties in the production process.

Warehousing and Distribution

Warehousing and distribution are the final phase of the process. Finished and filled cans are held in the warehouse until final, independent testing is completed so that the product can be safely released.

Once released, the cans are loaded and driven to Port Tauranga for export.

Milk collection & delivery to factory

DGC has end to end production facilities on its site in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Milk is collected from our farms and delivered directly to the production facility. We take great care for our milk, ensuring a consistently lower temperature at all times by insulating our milk trucks. This helps maintain the nutritional integrity of our Goat Milk at all times during transit.
When the whole goat milk is delivered to the site it is checked again for quality before it is processed.

The milk that enters the DGC facility leaves as goat milk formula, in the can that is then sold to our partners’ customers. To ensure the safest possible production system, every element of the production is managed within our single site.

Co-operation

We are a co-operative, owned by the farmers who supply goat milk. We believe in the enduring value of the co-operative model and our objective is to grow the wealth and security of our farmer shareholders, while at the same time providing consumers with a world-leading premium quality product.

Co-operative is also a word we use to describe our business style, which is built around sustainable and long-term relationships with our partners.

We believe that goat milk is the best base from which to make infant formula. It is not the cheapest, or the most commonly available, but we do believe it is the best.

We take our responsibility seriously to deliver safe and effective nutrition to infants and young children all around the world, and to deliver brands and products that parents trust.