The dairy was started from scratch in 1998 with the introduction of a small herd of just 100 milking cows. The dairy is now home to 950 very happy Jersey cows – all 100% pasture fed.
In early 2000 Packwood became a founder member and proud shareholder of Amadlelo Agri Pty (Ltd), which has grown to be the most sustainable and successful BEE enterprise in SA.
Creating a sustainable milk producing enterprise and alleviating poverty and unemployment by empowering community members with ownership of a modern commercial farming operation, the farmers & shareholders have raised R8.5 million to create a dairy in the Eastern Cape, together with 600 cows additional operational and working capital for the development of the farm.
In 2002 a small Hereford beef herd was introduced to diversify the farm, December 2014 saw the arrival of our first Murray Grey rare breed beef.