SUSTAINABILITY 2017-02-16T10:08:04+00:00
2017-06-30T12:56:33+00:00

Water usage: How can Farmers ensure that water is not wasted?

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.

2017-04-05T09:19:58+00:00

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 [...]

2017-03-08T09:15:46+00:00

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. [...]

2017-04-05T09:23:19+00:00

Why Does Sustainability Even Matter?

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 [...]

2017-04-05T09:28:24+00:00

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 [...]

2017-04-05T09:29:10+00:00

Carbon footprint of a farm, why does it matter?

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 [...]

2017-03-08T10:08:04+00:00

WOODLANDS’ PARTNERSHIP WITH TRACE & SAVE

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 & [...]

2017-03-08T10:17:55+00:00

DAIRY PROCESSING WITH SUSTAINABILITY IN MIND

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 [...]

2017-03-08T10:19:09+00:00

IT’S ALL GOOD

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 [...]

2017-03-08T10:20:23+00:00

WOODLANDS DAIRY COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICES

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 [...]