Dairy

Koallah Farm is excited to add dairy to its existing range of primary produce.

Four generations of the Castle family have run dairy cattle on our land for over 100 years.

We are blessed with some of the country’s most productive and fertile land and we’re proud to now provide our own brand of pastured milk varieties.

We currently milk 230 Holstein Friesian cows which produce almost 1.4 million litres of milk annually.

We’re passionate about traditional, sustainable farming practices and the benefits respectful animal husbandry delivers to consumers.

Our aim is to provide consumers with high-quality, value for money produce direct from the farm.

Koallah Farm Dairy
Koallah Farm's Steven and Rachel Castle have added a line of dairy products to their existing free range meat operations.
Koallah Farm Dairy Full Cream
Koallah Farm Dairy Low Fat
Koallah Farm Dairy Creamy Top

Milk Terms

Pasteurisation is the process of heating milk up and then quickly cooling it down to eliminate bacteria. Most commonly milk is heated to 72 degrees celsius for 15 seconds. All milk sold in Australia must pass through the pasteurisation process.

Homogenisation is the breaking down of fat molecules in milk to such a small size that they remain suspended evenly throughout the milk resisting separation and rising to the top. Koallah Farm’s “Creamy Top” labelled milk is non-homogenised which results in the visual presence of cream.

Permeate is a by-product of dairy foods produced in the making of whey protein concentrate, cream and cheese. It consists of lactose (milk sugar), vitamins and minerals. It is often added to milk to standardise its nutritional composition and taste, which fluctuates naturally through with the seasons. All Koallah Farm milk is 100% permeate free.

Interesting facts about milk production

Dairying is Australia’s third largest agricultural sector.

There are more that 1.6 million dairy cows on 7,500 dairy farms producing 9 billion litres of milk per annum.

The average dairy herd size is about 220 cows. (11% of dairy farms milk more than 500 cows)

A cow will produce an average of 6,000 litres of milk per annum.

Approximately 20% of milk produced is consumed as fresh milk. The remainder is further processed into cheeses, yogurts, powders and custards.

Almost half of Australia’s total milk production is exported.