Our Dairy Farm

Jalna's BioDynamic Organic Farm

You can’t get any more natural than the milk from our own farm.

For more than 20 years we’ve been employing BioDynamic principles on our organic farm. And as you would guess, that makes it a BioDynamic Organic dairy farm. We work in harmony with nature and reject the use of harmful sprays and chemicals to bring you the most natural pot set yoghurt.

What is BioDynamic farming?

It's an advanced organic method of farming, that takes a holistic approach and works in with nature's cycles.

Nurturing the environment and animal welfare are fundamental. We work from the ground up, building enhanced soil structure and nutrients to improve soil fertility and in turn grow organic hay and grasses - food for the cows that produce our milk.

What you won’t find on our farm

Our farm operates as it would have hundreds of years ago without the use of chemicals, albeit in a modern dairy.

No artificial fertilisers

NO ARTIFICIAL FERTILISERS

The herd does a pretty good job of adding lots of essential nutrients to our pastures. But when we do need to fertilise, we only use natural minerals and certified organic fertilisers.

No weed sprays

NO WEED SPRAYS

Our pastures are kept healthy by strategic grazing and companion planting . We allow weeds to grow over summer, protecting the soil from the sun then they’re turned in each autumn providing nutrition for spring hay.

No pest sprays

NO PEST SPRAYS

We work in harmony with insect life on the farm and don’t use any harmful chemicals. By keeping our pastures chemical-free, they soon bounce back from the occasional insect attack.

Meet our farmers

For more than 20 years, the Jalna BioDynamic Organic farm has been run by husband and wife team Peter and Melinda Smith. They made the tree change from cray fishing on King Island and together with their three children, became dairy farmers. The kids have grown up and they now work alongside their parents keeping things running smoothly on the Jalna farm.


A happy healthy herd

Along with rich pastures to graze and fresh country air, life on the farm really is as good as it gets for our animals. And they show they appreciate it in their own special ways, like ‘Johnny’ the mentoring cow. After retiring, Johnny would show the younger cows what to do when called at milking time. We believe that happy cows make great yoghurt, and our BioDynamic Organic Yoghurt is testament to that fact.