Mountain farmers Heumilch

100% mountain farmer hay milk makes the difference

The production of hay milk is the most original form of milk production. For us, the quality of the hay milk starts with the feeding of the cows. For centuries, dairy cows have been fed according to the seasons: in summer our farmers drive the cows to the pastures or the cows come to the alpine pastures for summer refreshment.
The meadows are mown, the grass is dried and the hay obtained in this way is stored in barns for the cold season. The hay industry also has a positive effect on nature. Mowing and grazing promotes great biodiversity.

Mountain farmers - protected by the EU

Our mountain farmer hay milk comes from mountain areas! These are EU support areas (according to EU Regulation No. 1257/1999), in which land use is considerably more difficult for two main reasons: Firstly, an extreme altitude, which results in unusually difficult climatic conditions, since the growing season is shortened. On the other hand, a steep slope, due to which special and expensive machines or equipment must be used. These are districts, municipalities or sub-areas of a municipality that are officially classified by the authorities.

Demarcation criteria for the mountain area are:

• At least 700 m above sea level on average
• At least 18% slope on average
• At least 500 m above sea level and 15% slope