The south of Chile
COLUN milk is made in the south of Chile, located at the same latitude as the dairy areas of New Zealand, the largest milk exporting country in the world, with similar climatic and soil conditions. The geographical location where COLUN is located allows the generation of very high quality pasture, which forms the basic diet for our cows.
At COLUN, free range or free grazing is the main way of feeding the cows. This means that they forage freely in pastures throughout the day, only entering the dairies to be milked. This occurs throughout the year, which allows the grass to be transformed into a milk with healthier characteristics which benefits consumers.
The Benefits of Free Range are:
- The milk produced has an ideal ratio of EFAs (essential fatty acids called Omega-3 and Omega-6), which contributes to the reduction of the risk of cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune disorders, allergies, obesity and other diseases.
- Greater animal welfare.
- More environmentally friendly production system.
- Sustainable production.
COLUN has been a pioneer within the dairy sector in Chile by incorporating Animal Welfare as a development pillar in dairy production. Likewise, it was the first dairy company in Chile to initiate an Animal Welfare certification process, in order to provide adequate sustainability conditions to agricultural activities based on grazing, respecting the environment and taking care of its animals.
At the beginning of 2021, COLUN had 27 dairy farms certified under the Certified Humane seal, a Latin American subsidiary of Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), the main international certification organization aimed at improving the lives of animals for food production.