We have been engaged in agriculture for three generations here in Shimizu Town. It is a great pleasure to be involved in agriculture in a place like this with abundant nature, including the Hidaka and Taisetsuzan mountains, the Tokachi Plain and clear streams. I would like visitors to remember how important nature truly is.
Delicious milk begins with soil improvement ? Bidding farewell to allergies
We began our endeavors out of a desire to directly deliver milk produced from healthy cattle raised on organically cultivated grasslands to a large number of people. Our commitment began with soil improvement for grasslands. In the fields owned by our two households, we have cultivated pasture land for more than two decades without using agricultural chemicals or chemical fertilizers, and have instead used compost prepared by recycling cow manure and powder from dead coral. We have embarked on activities to realize a “recycling-oriented society,” which has recently been a topic of interest. Cattle raised in a natural environment free from stress are healthy. Milk from healthy cattle that are raised on delicious grass, air and water is of course delicious as well.
With “delivery of safe and secure products to consumers” as our motto, we are producing products that capitalize on ingredients without additives. As for milk, we have adopted the non-homogenized producing method, in which the homogenizing process (destruction and homogenization of lipid globules of raw milk by mechanically applying pressure) is excluded and milk is pasteurized for 30 minutes at 63℃, making the deliciousness, flavor and nutrients of milk fresh from the cow even more natural. Since people with allergies can also drink this milk, it is served with school lunches as well as at public health centers, hospitals and other health care facilities.