Good Earth Dairy is a proud pioneer in Australia’s agricultural industry. The journey began when co-founder and cameleer, Stephen Geppert, recognised our sunburnt country was rich in a major natural resource that’s historically been ignored and wasted. You guessed it! Camel milk.
Camels were originally introduced to this great southern land almost 180 years ago in a bid to help open up the Aussie Outback. Today, Australia is home to the largest wild camel population in the world. Our isolation has ensured it’s also the healthiest herd on the planet, one that provides a superior milk that’s been hailed as a superfood.
Prior to Stephen’s epiphany, the vast numbers of camels fending for themselves led the government to declare these majestic creatures pests and implement culling programs.
Thankfully, Stephen was tenacious enough to come up with proof of his camel milk concept and share the results of rigorous trials with agricultural industry trailblazer Henry Steingiesser and former West Australian Minister for Agriculture, the late Kim Chance.
In 2015, Good Earth Dairy, WA’s first commercial camel milk dairy, opened for business. The original dairy sits on about 800 hectares of land in Dandaragan, a two-hour drive north of Perth.