The Perry family farm was one of the first dairy farms to transition their herd to A2-certified cows
The Perry family farm was one of the first dairy farms to transition their herd to A2-certified cows. Four years on, and Perry View, as it’s known, has gone from strength to strength. Today on the Perrys’ farm, these special cows, that naturally produce milk with only the A2 type of beta-casein protein and not A1 protein, are producing around 1.2 million litres of pure a2 Milk™ a year.
The farm, itself, is nestled on the slopes of the idyllic Bellingen River, a spot that’s a perennial favourite with adventurous canoeists. The couple’s three children – Madeline, 15, Kaytlyn, 13, and Josh, 8, are a regular help to mum and dad. Josh, in particular, loves helping out on the farm and he is a dab hand at herding the a2 Milk™ girls to the dairy for their afternoon milking!
The Perry family’s total a2 herd currently sits at 150, comprised mainly of Holstein cows.
Before he came into dairy farming, Mark had worked a variety of jobs but says that one of the great things about running his own dairy farm is the flexibility it gives him to attend local school events for the kids.