Intestinal permeability and inflammation

Studies show that goat milk reduces intestinal permeability1 and intestinal inflammation.2Other studies show that oligosaccharides extracted from goat milk reduced symptoms of colitis3 and supported the growth of Bifidobacteria isolated from breast fed infants.4

To date, these outcomes have only been demonstrated in laboratory studies and need to be investigated clinically. However, there was a closer similarity in fecal microbiota between goat formula and breast fed infants than breast milk and cow formula.
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    1Prosser et al., 2004
    2de Assis et al, 2016
    3Daddaoua et al., 2006; Lara-Villoslada et al., 2006
    4Thum et al, 2016
    5Tannock, Lawley et al., 2013

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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.

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.

Dairy Goat Co-Operative Trust

The Dairy Goat Co-operative’s 72 shareholders farm in some of New Zealand’s premium farming regions – Northland, Waikato and Taranaki. Their ability to do what they do, is enabled by the strength and resilience of the communities which they support, and which support them.

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.