Managing Rainwater like a Waste Product is very important.
Craig Galloway from Trace & Save explains how Farmers can ensure that water is not being wasted. Not only is water stewardship important in the broader sense, but you are doing yourself a disservice by not managing your water allocation and resources effectively.
One of the important take away points of the environmental stewardship day was that this generation (producers, retailers, consumers) needs to understand and appreciate that they have in their hands the opportunity to ask questions...
Milk production can put a considerable amount of stress on natural resources. On the pasture-based dairy farms that we work on, a lot of effort is put into mitigating potential harmful effects. The service we provide to farmers helps them to build resilience against
Support your local farmers Everyone in South Africa is currently, or has recently, faced challenging times associated with the drought. Water restrictions are not always easy. Farmers are even more affected by these challenges. It has been a very tough season, and year. For the dairy farmers that we work with in the Eastern [...]
Why should consumers support sustainable produce? Implementing sustainable practices should not just be the latest trendy thing to do. Practices implemented by an organisation should show results. These results should show how the organisation has become more sustainable and lowered their environmental impact since better practices have been adopted. But, how does sustainability [...]
Sustainability in the Factory from 2014 - 2015 Woodlands Dairy, home of First Choice Dairy Products, continuously implements practices and guidelines to minimise the impact on the environment. We have been measuring emissions for the last 4 years, since 2012. Here are some of the statistics from our factory, for 2014 - 2015. [...]
Why Does Sustainability Even Matter? Sustainability and environmentalism is becoming more and more prominent in society. In a previous blog, What is this whole sustainability thing all about?, I covered what I understand sustainability to be about. The questions that often follow are why should I care and what can I [...]
Why is milk from pasture fed cows good for you and your family? With our increasingly busy lifestyles, our nutrition is usually the first aspect of our lives to take a knock. A simple decision such as the type of milk we use not only has the possibility to improve our health, but [...]
The Role Dairy Farmers Play Article originally done by Trace and Save, an independent company who partners with Woodlands Dairy in Sustainability. Commercial farming is the business of growing crops and/or raising livestock in order to produce food for human and animal consumption. It is important to note that it is a business. [...]
Healthy Soil = Healthy Milk Article originally done by Trace and Save If there is one phrase about nutrition that has followed us from childhood it is that you are what you eat. This same phrase applies to dairy cows. In order to get the desired amount and quality of milk, cows need [...]
Carbon footprint of a farm, why does it matter? Article originally done by Trace and Save - our partner in Sustainability A carbon footprint analysis is about figuring out how much greenhouse gases are emitted directly, or are caused to be emitted, by a person or business. In our case we are looking at [...]
What is the SWAN system? Blog by Craig Galloway from Trace & Save - SWAN System We at Trace & Save are very passionate about sustainability on farms. We are passionate about partnering with farmers to help them adopt practices that will contribute towards sustainable farming and sustainable products. We are also passionate [...]
Introducing the Super Scientists: Trace & Save Woodlands Dairy, a fresh milk processor and producer and packager of dairy products located in the Eastern Cape, partners with Trace & Save. Woodlands Dairy cares about their customers and the environment. For this reason they have partnered with Trace & [...]
Woodlands Dairy Launches Biofuel Boiler Humansdorp, South Africa – 5 September, 2016 – Woodlands Dairy, the producers of First Choice dairy products in the Eastern Cape, launched a Biofuel Boiler today. The boiler’s primary fuel is biomass in the form of sustainable wood chips proposed and provided by MTO Forestry [...]
First Choice could not do all the good it does without Woodlands Dairy. That’s because Woodlands Dairy is the source of that goodness. They process, produce and package the best quality dairy products for the First Choice brand. This is all done with a set of values to ensure that [...]
The world is becoming more aware of environmentally sustainable practices and the impact that people and industry have on natural resources. There is a strong move towards supporting transparent and sustainable brands, with scrutiny focused on both product and packaging. FIRST CHOICE® is one of the most environmentally friendly brands [...]