The milk used in Kerrygold products is sourced from Irish dairy cows; cows registered on farms on the island of Ireland
When it comes to dairy, Ireland has a unique advantage, its temperate climate, abundant rainfall and tradition of family farming have resulted in a grass-fed system with typical Irish dairy cows grazing outdoors on rich grass for the majority of the year
During Ireland’s winter months and during bad weather conditions, a typical Irish dairy cow still enjoys a predominantly grass-based diet. They eat silage, which is fermented, high-moisture fodder cut from summer grass and stored for winter feeding.
Throughout the year, to ensure optimum health of the animals, a typical Irish dairy cow’s grass-based diet also includes a very small amount of supplementary feed. This is used to give the cows a healthy and balanced blend of nutrients, providing them with protein, energy, fibre and micronutrients