Goat Milk

Milk Source and Quality of Karihome

Karihome Goat Milk Formulas are manufactured by the Dairy Goat Co-operative (N.Z.) Ltd., (known as DGC), a farmer-owned co-operative in New Zealand, whose goat milk production reaches 90% of the total output in New Zealand.

Karihome is manufactured in the ideal nourishing environment, New Zealand

New Zealand is known for its balmy weather. The summer is warm, moist and sunny and the winter is pleasant. As a result, goats are particularly well bred and strong in New Zealand. They produce rich nutritious milk. Because of this ideal nourishing environment, pasture in New Zealand grows fast and thrives, which earns New Zealand the title of the kingdom of best dairy products.

Own farms with unique free-range grazing system

Karihome utilizes free range grazing system where fresh grasses are added to the goats’ feed, allowing them to take in the unique nutrients. This results in high levels of natural bioactives (conjugated linoleic acids (CLA)”, natural nucleotides, sialic acids (SA), taurine) in Karihome goat's formula. All Karihome formulas are manufactured in New Zealand and stringent quality checks are made from the collection of milk on-farm to manufacturing and packaging to offer nutritionally complete and safe products for toddlers.

Strict production process, retains natural richness of goat milk

DGC complies with the strict requirement of New Zealand Food Safety Authority from collection of milk on-farm to product manufacture and packaging. We adopt a simplified production process, which is a more natural and less processed alternative to other formula types, to capture and utilize the natural richness of whole goat milk, including preserving complete medium chain fatty acids, natural nutrients and vitamins in goat milk to ensure providing an superior quality source of nutrition for toddlers.

Karihome offers milk source with the best quality to ensure that babies stay healthy and mummies feel assured

Research highlights that optimal nutrition during childhood is important for normal growth and development of children and results in better health outcomes. When selecting a suitable formula, in addition to considering nutritional value of the product, mummies should also choose milk formula from a quality source, so your child’s health will not be compromised by harmful substances.

Goat milk VS Cow milk

Difference between goat milk and cow milk:

ComparisonGoat MilkCow milk
Fatty acids Goat milk contains more medium chain fatty acids, which can be absorbed more easily. Cow milk contains less medium chain fatty acids.
Proteins Goat milk contains higher level of α-S2 and more beta-casein. These features contribute to the formation of softer curds and can be broken down more easily during the digestion process. Cow milk contains higher level of allergenic α-S1 casein; protein curd is thick and is harder to break down during the digestion process.
Polyamines More Less
Natural Nucleotides More Less



The effect of adulteration in goat milk on quality

Adulteration of goat milk & country of origin of goat milk closely related to the quality of goat milk.

We know goat milk contains many bioactives that are absent in cow milk.

The country of origin also affects the quality of goat milk. Studies indicate that goat milk has a much smaller proportion of αS1-casein, which contributes to the reduced burden on the human body. Goats raised in different places contain different levels of α-S1 casein. Goats in New Zealand are raised by free-range grazing system on fresh pasture and therefore their milk contains even lesser α-S1 casein than those raised in other countries. In addition, milk produced by goats in New Zealand has more natural ingredients --- natural nucleotides, sialic acids (SA), taurine and conjugated linoleic acids (CLA), CPP (casein phosphopeptides), phospholipids, etc., that are essential for children growth and development.

Natural nucleotides is the building blocks of DNA which can help to boost immune system. Sialic acid is a type of carbohydrate, which is thought to be an important element of human brain. The approach of using whole goat milk as the base for Karihome goat's milk formula ensures the nucleotides, inherent to goats, are also retained. Karihome goat's milk formula also retain the unique proteins and natural richness of bioactives, such as conjugated linoleic acids, CPP (casein phosphopeptides) and phospholipids. These bioactive ingredients which are all natural nutrients, give rise to many health benefits to human body. 

Therefore, when choosing goat's milk formula, not only should you be careful about whether the goat milk is adulterated, you should also consider the country of origin. Only goat milk formulas manufactured from the best place and by the healthiest goats produce the highest quality goat milk formulas.