What is Protein?

Protein is an important nutrient needed for the growth and repair of cells. Proteins are found in both animal and plant foods.


What is beta casein?

On average, milk contains about 3.5% protein, which is made up of casein protein (80%) and whey protein (20%). Beta casein contributes to the casein protein. A1 and A2 are two common forms of beta casein found in cow’s milk, including Dairy Farmers milk.


What is A2 beta casein?

A2 is one of the forms of beta casein naturally found in cow’s milk. The % of A2 protein in milk can vary significantly amongst different breeds of cows.


Why A2 protein?

In response to consumer interest about the type of proteins present in their milk, Canberra Milk is simply providing consumers with transparent and verified information on the A1 and A2 protein composition of Canberra milk & Dairy Farmers.

Our research showed us that over three quarters of the consumers we surveyed are interested in knowing more about the nutrients in the foods they buy. When it comes to milk, only 23% are aware of the types of protein present in their milk, yet the majority would like to know if the milk they are buying contains A2 protein.*

A1 and A2 protein are both high quality milk proteins that are found naturally in milk. We want all Australians to be confident in enjoying milk everyday, with transparent information about its natural protein content that takes away the noise and confusion.

*Pure Profile omnibus survey of 1004 adult grocery buyers


What are the benefits of A2 protein?


Dairy Australia and the Dieticians Association of Australia recommend both A1 and A2 protein as high quality natural sources of protein. Canberra Milk & Dairy Farmers wants Australians to know that all milk is healthy and full of nutrition. We are taking away the noise and confusion, and replacing it with transparent, verified information on the natural protein content of Canberra Milk & Dairy Farmers milk.