This programme is about doing the good regarding our animals, our producers, the economy, the island’s ecosystem and all of us.
With Happy Cows Milk Programme we ensure grazing 365 days and the best milk needs sustainable farming practices and high quality patterns.
These good practices have been rewarded with a “GOOD DAIRY COMMENDATION Award” by CIWF (Compssion in World Farming). Visit www.compassioninfoodbusiness.com to know more.
Terra Nostra represents the land of happy cows, the land of Pure Free grazing milk.
This is a cooperation programme between Terra Nostra and its Azorean milkproducers, audited by SGS, an external certifying entity, and it rests upon 5 pillars:
We promote grazing 365 days a year, with natural feeding based on grass.
Grazing ensures the existence of a living source of nutrients, it represents a natural feeding method and it is more sustainable.
And that can be felt in the milk. Grazing ensures a purer, healthy, flavourful milk.
Our cows receive all health and hygiene care.
They live in the open air and in community, together with other cows. They do not live in stables, nor are they fed on animal feed, contrarily to the majority of intensive regime dairy farming units.
We ensure the strictest quality and traceability patterns between the milking, the storage and the transportation of the milk.
Our milk is collected daily and cooled within a short period, so as to ensure its freshness and maintain its nutritional properties.
Between the process of milk collection and delivery to the consumer we perform over 25 quality tests.
The result is a pure, rich milk.
We safeguard the beautiful natural resources of the Azores for the next generations, through good environmental practices and energy consumption based on more efficient practices.
And by doing so, we create value for the Azores.
We add to the knowledge of generations by contributing for more efficient, sustainable dairy farms.
We offer technical support and create incentive towards the use of computer systems, adjusted to the management of each dairy farm.
From the Happy Cows Milk Programme comes the first Terra Nostra free grazing milk.
A unique, pure, rich milk from happy cows living in the open air eating fresh grass 365 days a year. Milk which does you good and does the Good.