Since its inception in 2017, the partnership between Landcare Australia and The a2 Milk™ Company has provided more than $600,000 of funding for sustainability initiatives with positive environmental and business outcomes for a2 Milk™ farms.

This includes the 2021 a2 Milk™ Sustainable Agriculture Landcare Grants that are providing $240,000 of funding to nine dairy farmers in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia their grant projects (see below list of grant recipients).

The projects, funded for up to $35,000 each, focus on different initiatives to enhance sustainability and achieve positive environmental and business outcomes, such as increased biodiversity, reduced erosion, improved productivity, and improved pasture health, as well as energy reduction initiatives.

There are 25 certified a2 Milk™ dairy farms across Australia. Each cow on these farms has been selected to produce only the a2 protein and none of the a1 protein found in regular cows’ milk.

2021 a2 Milk™ Sustainable Agriculture Landcare Grant Recipients:

New South Wales:

Farm Project
Billing Reduce energy consumption by installing Variable Speed Drive System and Stage 2 of Solar & Inverters
MD & PM Gray Installation of hot water storage & solar system that will reduce energy consumption

 

Victoria:

Farm Project
R. Collie Pty
Ky Valley Dairy
Brad O’Shannessy
Installation of water heating to reduce energy consumption
Inionba Pastoral Build sustainable effluent system for dairy’s waste management

 

Western Australia:

Farm Project
Duggan Effluent system upgrade to benefit water quality and reduce environmental impact from lower fertiliser applications
PJ & J Boley Fertigation upgrade to maximise capture of nutrient values and to benefit soil health and crop yield
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