farm-faqs

Farm FAQ

Where can I buy your milk?

All of our milk is marketed commercially through our network of a Pakistani milk processor and we do not sell raw milk directly to individuals. Our milk is currently being purchased by milk processor, Fauji Foods, and may be found at supermarkets and retail outlets under different brand names.

Do you use antibiotics on your farm?

At Minha Farms, we are committed to providing you with antibiotic-free milk, yet our commitment to our cows’ health and well-being requires occasional administration of antibiotic treatments. We minimise our use of antibiotics by focusing on preventive measures such as providing proper nutrition and living conditions. In case antibiotics are necessary, they are used cautiously and in accordance with all labels and veterinary guidance. Milk from treated cows is discarded until it is free of residue, and every load of milk received at the dairy processing plant is tested prior to being unloaded to ensure its quality and safety.

How do you ensure the quality and freshness of your milk?

Our cows are kept in regularly cleaned and disinfected barns with dry and clean bedding. Our cows are milked in our fully advanced milking parlour (DeLaval) with the help of experienced staff in a clean and hygienic environment. All the standard protocols for proper milking are strictly followed throughout the entire milking process. During milking, the milk is automatically and immediately shifted to the cooling tank for refrigeration. The hygiene of milking equipment is achieved through the automated parlour cleaning system after each milking. Bacterial count, aflatoxin levels and milk composition are checked regularly through standard tests on daily and weekly basis to ensure the highest quality of milk. We specially focus on the cleanliness and hygiene of our staff and milking parlour.

How do you power the farm?

Throughout history, farmers have harnessed the power of the sun to grow crops and feed for livestock. At Minha Farms, we are also looking at the sun, only this time to provide solar energy to power up our dairy business.

 

We have taken an innovative approach to power our farm with solar photovoltaics (PV) panels. By commencing a first-of-its-kind solar project in Pakistan to produce on-site renewable energy, we tapped into the expertise of our Dubai-based sister-company, Flexiway Solar Solutions. We are currently in the testing phase and the first results of the already operational PV panels are very promising.

 

By switching to solar power we minimise the harmful impact of fossil fuel-based power. We reduce greenhouse gas (CO2) emission and this is how we help save the environment from the dangerous effects of global warming. At the same time, we are no longer dependent on utility supply and the volatility of energy costs. Our aim is to be fully energy-neutral and generate 100% of the power required to manage Minha Farms, using the latest solar innovations.

We strive to lead by example and inspire other agri-businesses to convert to solar power, actively implementing our strong corporate social responsibility (CSR)agenda. Sustainability is a key element in our overarching CSR strategy, which focusses traditionally on people, planet and profit. At Minha Farms, we would like to include animals as well!

Can I take a tour of your farm?

Unfortunately, we do not offer tours due to a very busy schedule. We invite you to take an online tour by visiting our Farm Gallery.

How can I apply for a job at Minha Farms?

If you are interested in working with us, please send us your CV and contact information to manager.farms@minhafarms.com.

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