Environmental stewardship is an important pillar of Agricultural Sustainability

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, come up with solutions and create awareness across the world about why stewarding the environment is crucial. Contrary to popular belief, this responsibility does not only fall on the farmer, but also on the consumer.

Why should consumers support sustainable produce?

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

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 is milk from pasture fed cows good for you and your family?

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 [...]


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 [...]

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