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Now you can enjoy creamy farm milk in glass bottles, like the good old days. This milk come from hygenic, healthy farm cows, that graze on natural feed only. Here's to your good health and happiness!

Healthy Cows

Means healthy milk for you

You can't get milk without a baby cow, so everything we do starts with these little ones. From the day of birth, our cows are treated to high standards of animal welfare. Read more

Chilled Out

Your milk is kept in controlled conditions for maximum food safety
We chill the milk to 4C within an hour from collection and keep it in controlled conditions on the farm, ready for collection. Read more

Cow's power diet

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Apart from the lovely green pastures they graze on, they are fed farm-grown organic sugarcane (which is never heard of, in the dairy industry because sugarcane is very expensive) Read more

In glass bottles

To keep it toxin free

The milk is brought to you in glass bottles, just like the good old days. We do this so that milk tastes good, and to keep it away from the dangerous toxins released by plastic containers. Read more

Antibiotic

A big NO

Many non-organic, intensive farms use antibiotics to prevent possible infection, which can damage productivity. Read more

What does organic mean?

Standards you can trust

Think of organic as a guaranteed standard. As a result, we believe the milk we produce is the most pure and natural you can find, in all of Tamil Nadu, all the way from grass to glass. Read more

Why does organic
cost more?

It costs the farmer more.

Our milk costs more simply because it costs the farmer more to produce it. Organic milk is a little more expensive than standard milk because making a product that's pure, Read more

What do the cows
do all day?

Hint: Make Merry

Our cows have a daily routine designed to give them a higher-quality life. We stand by this principle - getting the best milk starts with happy, healthy cows. Read more

Healthy Cows

You can't get milk without a baby cow, so everything we do starts with these little ones. From the day of birth, our cows are treated to high standards of animal welfare.

The milk is from the traditional ‘naatu-pasu’ or indigenous variety that have a greater natural immunity to disease. Also, these cows produce A2 variety of milk, which is rich in good cholesterol (Omega-3 fatty acids).

Many dairy farmers use the black-and-white Jersey cow or the Holstein-Freisnan cow, which is bred more for its meat, high yields of milk and less for its ability to resist disease. Jerseys produce A1 variety of milk, which contains a poisonous chemical called ‘casomorphine’ and bad cholesterol, which clogs the blood vessels. It is also known to cause high blood pressure, autism, diabetes-1, and mental disorder in old age.

This also usually means a greater reliance on the routine use of antibiotics. There is emerging evidence that the routine use of antibiotics can lead to resistant superbugs.

Cows are social animals, so on our organic farms we keep our calves in groups to let them make friends and groom each other. The female calves are kept for dairy. Males are called bull calves and are used for breeding when they are mature. If there are too many bull calves, they are exchanged for a female calf, with a farmer who needs a bull, to mate his cows. The bull calves are never ever sent for slaughter. They are always treated with immense love and kindness, just like loveable pets at home. Yes, it is more expensive to maintain calves that do not produce milk, but this is how we do it. The cows are not impregnated artificially. Rather, they reproduce by natural mating. Unlike a non-organic dairy farm, the animals here have more space which can reduce stress and they have the freedom to roam. We aim to keep the herd as stress-free as possible. It means when you buy organic milk, you can be sure it comes from high-welfare farms.


Chilled Out

We chill the milk to 4C within an hour from collection and keep it in controlled conditions on the farm, ready for collection.

This milk travels from the farm to the distribution point in the city, where it is filtered and cooled in line with storage requirements. We keep it at 4C so bacteria can't multiply and the milk is always safe to drink. Even in case of power cut (which is extremely rare), the coolers keep milk below 10C.


Cow's power diet

Apart from the lovely green pastures they graze on, they are fed farm-grown organic sugarcane (which is never heard of, in the dairy industry because sugarcane is very expensive), millets for energy, oil cakes for protein, hay for a cooling effect, and bran for good digestion. 95% of the feed is grown organically in the farm itself. The rest 5% is obtained from outside, so we cannot say the feed is 100% organic.


In glass bottles

The milk is brought to you in glass bottles, just like the good old days. We do this so that milk tastes good, and to keep it away from the dangerous toxins released by plastic containers. These toxins are known to cause Cancer, Infertility and Autoimmune disorder. There is no such thing as "safe plastic".

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Antibiotics

Many non-organic, intensive farms use antibiotics to prevent possible infection, which can damage productivity. There is growing evidence that the routine use of antibiotics is linked to emergence of superbugs in animals, with potential long term unknown consequences for humans. For this reason, we never use antibiotics on our farms.

If the cows do get ill, their wellbeing is top priority, and - although we aim to stay away from antibiotics by using natural medicine- we will use them when the vet says there is no other option, when it is absolutely necessary. We would never compromise the welfare of our animals. If we do treat a cow with an antibiotic, she is milked separately until she recovers.


What does Organic mean?

Think of organic as a guaranteed standard.

As a result, we believe the milk we produce is the most pure and natural you can find, in all of Tamil Nadu, all the way from grass to glass.

Our farms are peaceful, serene places that work with, not against, nature. Crops and local wildlife are nurtured and used as natural assets to feed the land and prevent illness on the farm. Our cows are free-range. They spend most of their time roaming, eating and dozing outdoors, and only come in when the weather's too hot.

When you buy organic milk you are guaranteed: Free-range cows Natural diet No routine use of antibiotics No artificial, chemical fertilisers or herbicides are used on the farms High standards of animal welfare Farming that works with nature for maximum biodiversity


Why does organic cost more?

Our milk costs more simply because it costs the farmer more to produce it. Organic milk is a little more expensive than standard milk because making a product that's pure, produced naturally and guarantees the highest animal welfare isn't cheap or easy.

Specifically, organic cattle feed is more expensive, fewer cows are farmed per acre of organic land and the volume of milk each organic cow produces is at a lower, more natural, level.

This means the farmer has to charge more for the milk to cover his costs for feed, labour and volume. Its around rupees 90 per week for the average family of four to switch to organic milk, which we think is great value, all things considered. For us, it's not about making a profit. It's about serving a quality product you can trust.


What do the cows do all day?

Our cows have a daily routine designed to give them a higher-quality life. We stand by this principle - getting the best milk starts with happy, healthy cows. Our cows spend as much time as possible outside(when the weather is pleasant), grazing on rich pastures. It's important that, wherever they are, they are comfortable.

They spend a lot of their day lying down, chewing the cud and resting - this is always a good sign that the cows are content. Cows naturally form social groups. They like socialising with the same cows each day. They are found head butting each other playfully. Our farmers can recognise these groups and will milk them together.

When the weather is hot, they come inside - they don't like to be out in the sun any more than we do. We shelter our cows in large open airy sheds, where they must have plenty of room to move around and talk to each other. The cows are milked twice a day. Milking always happens at the same time: cows have a good natural body clock, so by having a regular structure to their day they know exactly what to expect.


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FAQs


How much does the milk cost?
0.5L cow’s milk costs Rs.35
1L cow’s milk cost Rs.70
0.5L buffalo’s milk costs Rs.40
1L buffalo’s milk costs Rs.80
What are the delivery charges?
Surprise! Delivery is FREE, everyday.
How do I pay?
You can pay by cash to the delivery executive. All payments are collected in advance. The billing cycle is from 15th of this month to the 14th of next month. You can start your subscription on any date of the month.
What are the delivery timings?
Mon-Fri : 7 PM to 10 PM
Sat & Sun : 7 AM to 10 AM
Why are your delivery timings different?
We deliver in the evenings during weekdays because we don’t want to wake you up/ disturb you early in the morning. We can’t leave the milk on your doorstep because it is natural and raw and can spoil in room temperature. We want to give the milk bottle in your hand, so that you can boil it and refrigerate it immediately.

And most folk are at home in the evening during the weekdays. And, in the mornings during weekends.

Makes sense?
Is the milk fresh?
Yes, absolutely. Milked in the morning, reaches your hand in just a few hours, by evening. It is the freshest milk you can get in Chennai, if you don’t have your own cow, that is.
Is your milk A2 variety?
Yes, it is A2 milk, from Indigenous native Indian cows. A2 milk is rich in good cholesterol (rich in Omega-3 fatty acids).
A1 variety of milk from Jersey/Holstein-Freisnan cows contains harmful chemical - ‘casomorphine’ and bad cholesterol which causes high blood pressure, clogs arteries and causes diabetes.
How long does the milk last?
It lasts for 7 days, raw, in the fridge if kept at 2 degrees celcius. But, we request you to always boil it on the same day you receive it. When you boil it, you are eliminating the bacteria that makes milk go bad. So, it makes the milk last longer.
Can I pause my subscription for a few days if I’m travelling?
Yes, just drop us a mail at least one day ahead, at info.madrasmilk@gmail.com letting us know the dates that you don’t want the milk. We will carry it forward to your next month’s subscription.
If you want to call us, reach us on 044-32-222-111 from Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm.

*Please note the that charges will fully apply, if you don’t let us know that you’re traveling because the milk got for you cannot be used later. And the delivery person has spent time and fuel riding to your home.

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MADRAS MILK

No : 54 A , South West Boag Road ,
T.Nagar, Chennai 600 017 , Tamil Nadu.
+91 9362-333-777 (Mon-Sat:08:30 to 20:30)
Email : info.madrasmilk@gmail.com