How much water does it take to produce a litre of milk?

The average water use across farms is therefore 911 litres of water per litre of milk. The main point I would like to make though is that the water use efficiency varies between the different farm systems.

Where animals are happy, the food is healthy

Trace and Save’s sustainability measures ensure the consumer that the box of milk they buy is sourced from a farm that treats animals and the environment well.

Carbon neutral cows

Did you know that dairy cows can be carbon neutral? Yes, I am talking about greenhouse gas emissions neutral. I know it seems crazy.

The vexing question of animal welfare

Animal welfare is certainly a subject about which most people will have something to say. Most people’s opinions are firmly held and are based on their beliefs, culture and traditions, rather than on factual evidence. The broader community needs to understand that animal welfare is a very complex and multifaceted subject which cannot be reduced to one box.

Sustainable food production: Is agriculture playing its part?

It is going to take considerable effort from researchers, consultants and farmers, and a commitment to developing farm systems which better mimic nature, but I am hopeful for the future of sustainable agriculture in South Africa.

Is milk really just milk?

Look out for the Trace & Save logo on First Choice UHT-milk to see how easy it is to trace the impact of the product on the environment

Can you afford not to change?

The problem with change is that it is often very challenging. The usual, common and standard way of doing things is comfortable and known, but it very seldom brings about progress.

Upside down thinking

An upside down way of thinking, as with regenerative agriculture, is to start with the soil. Read this blog to find out more about this upside down thinking.

Who are the real environmentalists?

There are many farmers out there who are really attempting to reduce their environmental impacts and provide agricultural produce which supports a sustainable future.

Chickens on pastures

Raising chickens on pasture has many benefits which include improved soil health, improved pasture health, and improved chicken health – which improves the health of the produce, be it meat or eggs. Read this blog to find out how this is archived.