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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions2022-02-28T11:05:25+00:00

Health

Is drinking milk good for you?2022-02-15T08:24:14+00:00

The Netherlands Nutrition Centre advises the consumption of milk products every day, including not only milk, but also yoghurt, butter, and cheese. Your daily portion of dairy products reduces your risk of bowel cancer! Milk and milk products also provide lots of healthy nutrients and are an important source of protein, vitamins B2 and B12, and calcium. Together with vitamin D, calcium is important for strong bones, which reduces the risk of bone fractures. The above information relates to regular full fat milk that you find in the supermarket. In comparison, Jersey milk naturally contains 20% more protein, 2.5% more fat, more vitamins, calcium, and omega 3.

Why is Jersey milk pasteurized or sterilized?2022-02-15T08:23:23+00:00

Milk straight from the cow is called raw milk. It has a very short shelf life because of the presence of bacteria. If you pasteurize it, you can store it a few days longer. If you sterilize the milk, you increase its shelf life even further but this does alter the flavor slightly. With pasteurization, the milk is heated briefly to a little over 70 °C and with sterilization the heat process lasts longer and the temperature is also higher. The heat treatment in both pasteurization and sterilization ensures that any nasty bacteria are removed from the raw milk before packaging. So both treatments guarantee product food safety.

What is protein?2022-02-15T08:22:28+00:00

Protein is a nutrient that forms an important part of a balanced diet. It helps your muscles grow and function properly and provides amino acids for chemical processes in your body. Athletes and active people should pay careful attention to their protein intake. You can find protein in meat and dairy products. 100 ml of Jersey milk contains 4.2 g of protein whereas normal milk contains an average 3.5 g.

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Do you also have A2 milk – what is A2 milk?2022-02-15T08:20:11+00:00

What is A2 milk?

Hold on to your hats – we’re going to get a little scientific now! Cow’s milk contains two types of protein: 82% casein and 18% whey. Casein includes Beta casein, which has two variants: A1 and A2. A cow’s genes contain A1 protein, A2 protein, or a combination of the two. This means that the composition of milk varies per cow. A1 milk contains BCM-7. People with a dairy intolerance often can’t cope with this. No BCM-7 is released when drinking A2 dairy products, which means that people often suffer less digestive problems and mucus formation. This does not include those people whose dairy intolerance has been medically confirmed. The health aspect of A2 milk is currently being researched.

 

Do you also have A2 milk?

Yes, all our fresh dairy (full fat milk and yoghurt) contains A2 protein. Our long life milk is currently not yet 100% A2 milk simply because we are currently unable to meet the high demand. We have a special program, in which Jersey farmers and their cows are doing their best to supply 100% A2 milk within the foreseeable future.

Why is your milk priced differently?2022-02-15T08:18:41+00:00

That’s a question we’re often asked, but the question should actually be: Why is all the other milk so cheap? It’s a rather complex issue but the prices that you currently pay for milk are not viable. Many farmers have financial problems because the milk price they receive from their regular dairy factory is structurally too low. That’s something we certainly don’t want at Holland Jersey, which is why we pay the farmers affiliated with us a fair price for the hard work they do and high quality milk they produce. Jersey milk also contains more fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Of course, these higher values also result in a higher milk price. Although mass means cash, it doesn’t work that way with us. We have a completely separate and entirely traceable milk stream from farm to shelf. This also creates additional costs. We hope you understand this.

What is Holland Jersey?2022-02-15T08:17:51+00:00

Peter van Dronkelaar and Harald Hoffmann founded Holland Jersey in 2015 with the aim of launching an entirely separate milk stream with the Jersey cow breed. This is a primeval breed that naturally produces milk with a much higher fat, protein, mineral, and vitamin content: The specialty beer of the dairy world. Holland Jersey produces its own milk, yoghurt, and butter. Nothing is added and the milk is not separated molecularly to sell individual components for as much money as possible, which is what happens in the regular milk stream. You can really taste the difference, particularly with the full fat milk, which is what healthy farmers’ sons such as Harald and Peter grew up with.

Why is your milk not organic?2022-02-15T08:21:35+00:00

For us, it’s really important that our cows are healthy and happy. We and our farmers focus on this every single day. However, if our cows are sick we want them to receive the right care and that sometimes includes medication. In many cases, medication is prohibited in organic agriculture. However, we’re monitoring organic agriculture developments closely because this way of handling cows is a great match for our vision.

Jersey cows

Where are your cows?2022-02-15T08:16:02+00:00

They’re in many different places across the Netherlands. Our milk comes from farms throughout the country. You’re more than welcome to come and take a look around our farms. If you’re interested in this, let us know via info@hollandjersey.com.

Are Jersey cows put out to pasture?2022-02-15T08:15:06+00:00

Starting in spring, all our Jersey cows can be put out to pasture. Our milk is officially meadow milk because our cows are outside for at least 120 days per year for a minimum of six hours per day. If it’s cold outside and they’d prefer to stay indoors, they can do that. If they find it too hot outside, they can decide for themselves to seek the shade and coolness of the shed. Just like you would, actually. So, we open the shed doors as soon as possible and they can decide where they want to be. After all, cows know what they need.

What makes these cows different from Holstein Friesians?2022-02-15T08:13:48+00:00

A Jersey cow does not have black or red spots but is brown with a white muzzle. They’re also a lot smaller than Holstein Friesians. Jerseys are curious, strong, and a little stubborn. Jersey cow milk is very different from Holstein Friesian milk. The milk naturally contains more protein and fat than regular milk. Jersey cows also have a lower ecological footprint.

How many dairy cows are there in the Netherlands?2022-02-15T08:12:26+00:00

There are around 1.7 million dairy cows in the Netherlands, mainly consisting of the spotted Holstein Friesian and MRIJ. Other traditional Dutch breeds include: Blaarkop, Lakenvelder, Witrik and Fries-Hollands Zwartbont. It’s estimated that there are now some 3,500 Jersey cows in our country.

What is a Jersey cow?2022-02-15T08:10:58+00:00

It is a cow from a natural breed that originated from the island of Jersey, which is located to the south of England. For a long time it was prohibited to import other cows to Jersey. This means that the Jersey cows on the island were able to retain their specific look and character. They don’t look like the spotted cows that populate our Dutch pastures. The milk also clearly tastes different. Their milk naturally contains 6% fat and has more protein, vitamins, calcium, and omega 3. Jersey cows make the best, and according to many, the most delicious milk there is. Our Jersey dairy products are made from that very best milk. We don’t subject our product to any unnecessary processing and we don’t skim our full fat milk. This ensures that we retain all the quality and flavor so you can drink the creamiest milk in the Netherlands: Straight from the pack, with your breakfast, or in your coffee.

 

Features of a Jersey cow:

  • Various shades of brown
  • Strong, healthy cow
  • Strong and sturdy legs
  • Long eyelashes and a friendly appearance
  • Smaller than “regular” cows
  • Charming and elegant
  • Curious
  • White muzzle
  • Breed with its own identity
  • Low ecological footprint

Jersey Milk

What is the difference between Jersey milk and regular milk?2022-02-15T08:09:49+00:00

Jersey milk comes from a different breed of cow.

It’s a bit like comparing Goudrenetten with Elstar apples. They’re both apples but they taste different and have a different texture. Jersey milk has a slightly different flavor and naturally contains 20% more protein, 6% fat, more vitamins, calcium, and omega 3 as well as being 100% A2.*

Jersey cows make the best, and according to many, the most delicious milk there is. At Holland Jersey dairy we make full fat milk and yoghurt from that top-quality milk. We don’t subject our product to any unnecessary processing and we don’t skim our full fat milk. This ensures that we retain all the quality and flavor so you can drink the creamiest milk in the Netherlands: Straight from the pack, with your breakfast, or in your coffee.

To retain this special flavor, we have a completely separate milk stream, which is also entirely traceable from farmer to pack.

What do you mean by “different cow, different milk?”2022-02-15T08:08:17+00:00

In the Netherlands most milk comes from Holstein Friesian cows. You’ve seen them; the black and white spotted cows. Our milk comes from Jersey cows. It’s a different breed that also produces different milk. Jersey milk clearly tastes richer because it naturally contains 6% fat and has more protein, vitamins, calcium, and omega 3. It is a cow from a natural breed that originated from the island of Jersey, which is located to the south of England. For a long time it was prohibited to import other cows to Jersey. This means that the Jersey cows on the island were able to retain their specific look and character. They don’t look like the spotted cows that populate our Dutch pastures.

Features of a Jersey cow:

  • Various shades of brown
  • Strong, healthy cow
  • Strong and sturdy legs
  • Long eyelashes and a friendly appearance
  • Smaller than “regular” cows
  • Charming and elegant
  • Curious
  • White muzzle
  • Breed with its own identity
  • Low ecological footprint
Why should I drink Jersey milk?2022-02-15T08:06:43+00:00

You don’t have to drink it but: 99% of the milk in your supermarket comes from an anonymous milk supply, whereas our milk doesn’t! Jersey cows make the best, and according to many, the most delicious milk there is. At Holland Jersey dairy we make full fat milk and yoghurt from that top-quality milk. We don’t subject our products to any unnecessary processing and we don’t skim our full fat milk. This ensures that we retain all the quality and flavor so you can drink the creamiest milk in the Netherlands: Straight from the pack, with your breakfast, or in your coffee. Jersey milk naturally contains 20% more protein, 6% fat, more vitamins, calcium, and omega 3 and is 100% A2.*

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How much protein does your milk contain – why is protein so important?2022-02-15T08:04:23+00:00

Protein is a nutrient. Many scientific studies have been conducted and many books written about this.

Most nutritionists agree that protein forms an important part of a balanced diet. It helps your muscles grow and function properly and provides important amino acids for your body’s ongoing cell renewal. Athletes and active people often pay careful attention to their protein intake. You can find protein in meat and dairy products. 100 ml of Jersey milk contains 4.2 g of protein whereas normal milk contains an average 3.5 g.

And, of course, Jersey milk fits perfectly in a varied and balanced diet for a healthy lifestyle.

Why does your milk contain so much fat?2022-02-15T08:02:36+00:00

Well, you’ll have to ask the cow that. Jersey cows produce less milk than Holstein Friesian cows, but the milk does have a naturally higher fat and protein content. And we don’t skim our milk. Our full fat Jersey milk contains an average 6% fat, whereas the statutory standard for full fat milk is 3.5%. Jersey milk contains 4.2 g of protein per 100 ml, whereas normal milk contains an average 3.5 g. This fat provides a lot of flavor and results in awesome milk. At least that’s what we think, but maybe we’re a bit biased!

Do you take part in milk valorization?2022-02-15T08:01:05+00:00

What is milk valorization? That’s a difficult word and it actually means that the farmer or factory splits the milk into different components to sell to whoever offers the most for them. Our full fat Jersey milk contains 6% fat, for instance, while milk that’s 3.5% fat can already be called full fat milk. So we could skim off the other 2.5% and sell this separately. That would make us extra money. But we don’t take part in milk valorization because we don’t want to add any extra processes. It certainly doesn’t improve the milk and we want to supply pure and natural milk to you.

What does the Netherlands Nutrition Centre say about milk?2022-02-15T07:59:23+00:00

The nutrition center says: Milk and milk products provide many good nutrients. They contain protein and are a source of vitamins B2, B12, and calcium. In the Netherlands milk products form part of a healthy diet. Consuming dairy products reduces the risk of bowel cancer and eating yoghurt reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. That’s why dairy is one of the five major food groups.

What does Holland Jersey milk contain?2022-03-01T13:28:19+00:00

All Holland Jersey milk naturally has more fat and protein than regular milk. Holland Jersey Milk also has higher levels of vitamins B2, D3, E, calcium, and omega 3. We don’t subject our products to any unnecessary processing and we don’t skim our full fat milk. This ensures that we retain all the quality and flavor so you can drink the creamiest milk in the Netherlands: Straight from the pack, with your breakfast, or in your coffee.

 

The table here shows the difference between “regular” full fat milk and our Holland Jersey full fat milk:

* Except for full fat long life Jersey milk, which does not contain A2.

Can we visit these adorable Jersey cows?2022-02-15T07:51:50+00:00

Yes, of course! That’s a really good idea as you can then see for yourself how great they are. Our Holland Jersey farmers regularly open their shed doors to the public. Keep an eye on our Facebook-pagina: Whenever there’s an Open Day, we’ll post the details there. We’d love to meet you at one of our farms!

 

 

Where to buy

Where can I buy your dairy products?2022-02-15T07:49:42+00:00

See the store locator heading in the menu bar. If you have any questions about this, send an email to info@hollandjersey.com.

Packaging

What is your packaging made from?2022-02-28T12:42:05+00:00

We have two types of products: Milk and yoghurt.

Our milk comes in drink cartons. These packs are made from paper but do have a plastic coating. Drink cartons are a frequently used type of packaging and are easy to recycle, which contributes to a favorable environmental profile and to sustainability. As waste, it does need to be collected separately. Many municipalities already collect this separately. You can see here whether your municipality is already doing this.

Our yoghurt comes in a container. This is made from plastic, with paper around it. You can remove this easily for processing as wastepaper.

The drink cartons and plastic containers ensure food safety and preserve the freshness, flavor, and nutritional value of both fresh and long life dairy products.

 

 

Can I throw out the packaging with my wastepaper?2022-02-15T07:45:42+00:00

No, not all the packaging. Of course, we’re closely monitoring all the developments in this area so we can reduce our ecological footprint even more. We have two types of products: Milk and yoghurt.

Our milk comes in drink cartons. These packs are made from paper but do have a plastic coating. As waste, it does need to be collected separately. Many municipalities already collect this separately. You can see here whether your municipality is already doing this.

Our yoghurt comes in a container. This is made from plastic, with paper around it. You can remove this easily for processing as wastepaper.

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