Over the last 15 years I have always been very particular about the milk I use to compliment my coffees. It's such an important component, seeking out the very best, it just happens to be local and family run. Here is a little about the company.
Maleny Dairies is a family owned business situated in the picturesque hills of Maleny. We have been farming on this property for 3 generations, (since 1948). With the advent of milk industry deregulation, and the resultant drastic drop in income, (cut by half), we considered giving up farming. However, we decided to fight back by building a milk processing plant - not only to help ourselves, but the other farmers and their families in the local area. With the combined efforts of parents Harold & Dorothy, brothers Ross and Keith, and sisters Kay and Beth, we embarked on the massive task of bringing our plans to fruition. Thus Maleny Dairies began operations in December 2002, and the immediate positive response by customers to our products was amazing.
The Guernsey, (originally from the Guernsey Isles), is genetically a very old breed which has been tested and shown to have around 95% Beta Casein proteins. Guernsey's produce milk that is high in Protein and Butterfat and has a creamy appearance and taste. We constantly hear this comment... "This is how milk used to taste when I was a Kid!" We have had the Guernsey's on this farm since first starting in 1948. Why stick with the Guernsey's? Simply because their milk is the best. Not only does it taste good, but it is good for you too.
God blessed us with a cow called 'Belladonna' which became a Guernsey world champion, breaking the records in milk, butterfat & protein. Belladonna peaked at an amazing 70.5 litres of milk in one day. Considering that an average cow gives approx. 15 litres in a day, she truly was an amazing cow.
MALANEY DAIRY TOURS
Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's by appointment, and every Saturday at 10.30am and 2.30pm. During the week, please phone to find out what times the tours are on that day, as it varies depending on bus groups etc. (Generally around 10.30am and 2.30pm)
Saturday's are on at the set times, though please phone to confirm they are still on if the weather is very wet.
School Holidays - Qld - Tours operate Monday - Saturday at 10.30am and 2.30pm - Though to avoid disappointment; please phone to confirm times.
CLOSED: CHRISTMAS DAY
For more info call the office on 5494 2392 or visit www.malenydairies.com