Category Archives: A1 and A2 milk

A2 cows are the future

(As with many of my posts, this was first published at http://www.interest.co.nz .   It is also forthcoming in NZ Farmer as one of my regular fortnightly columns there.) Towards the end of 2015 there was a massive re-assessment of A2 … Continue reading

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Ongoing disruption and volatility in dairy, with winners and losers

In the last two weeks we have seen increasing signs of further disruption and volatility in dairy. First, there was good news with Fonterra announcing that they had turned the corner in relation to enhanced corporate profitability. But then, only … Continue reading

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Is A2 milk about to leap forward?

Shares in The a2 Milk Company (coded as ATM on the NZX stock exchange) have increased from 48.5 cents on 29 May to 75 cents at 3 July. The market capitalisation has risen from $330 million to $495 million. Where … Continue reading

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The industry politics of A1 and A2 milk

[This post was first published in the Fairfax NZ Sunday Star Times on 7 September 2014] I have previously written about the health reasons why New Zealand should convert its herds away from A1 beta-casein. However within the industry, the … Continue reading

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Teasing out the beta-casein evidence

[This post was first published in the Fairfax NZ Sunday Star Times on 31 August 2014] In last week’s column I advocated that the mainstream dairy industry should convert New Zealand herds away from the production of A1 beta-casein. To … Continue reading

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A1 beta-casein a threat to dairy industry

[This post was first published in the Fairfax NZ Sunday Star Times on 24 August 2014] Evidence that A1 beta-casein might be a human health issue has been available for more than 15 years. However, the mainstream dairy industry has … Continue reading

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Human clinical trial demonstrates digestive differences in A1 and A2 beta-casein

The results of a human trial comparing A1 and A2 beta-casein have been published recently in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which is a high ranking journal of the Nature Publishing Group. The trial demonstrated statistically significant differences in … Continue reading

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