You’ll find Leo Cleary’s stunning 300-acre farm perched on the Hastings River, just inland of Port Macquarie on New South Wales’ Mid North Coast
A dairy farmer for more than 20 years, you’ll find Leo Cleary’s stunning 300-acre farm perched on the Hastings River, just inland of Port Macquarie on New South Wales’ Mid North Coast.
After hearing about a2 Milk™ in 2012, Leo had his cows tested through a non-invasive DNA test, developed and used exclusively by The a2 Milk Company, which analyses a sample hair from the tail of each dairy cow to identify cows that produce only the A2 type of beta-casein protein and not A1 protein. To his surprise, the test revealed around half were cows that do not produce the A1 protein – the perfect foundation for building a larger A2-certified herd.
Over the next six months, the former school teacher transitioned the rest of his herd to pure A2-certified cows, something he believes was well and truly worth it.
Today, the Cleary’s herd sits at 220 – a number that will soon grow to 300.
Leo with his son, Luke, and the grandchildren all love to help out on the farm. What’s more, the whole family has seen a noticeable improvement in their digestive wellbeing since making the switch, according to Leo. Leo puts this down to avoiding the A1 protein found in all regular cows’ milk brands.
With the Cleary Farm producing around 4,400 litres of pure, natural a2 Milk™ each day, Leo says they couldn’t be happier with the premium price they receive for their a2 Milk™ .