For over 50 years, Braum’s Dairy has been producing superior farm-fresh milk and dairy. Now, the Braum family is taking it a step further by rolling out a new line of A2 fresh milk that may have added health benefits and is easier on digestion for some people.
Today, the Braum Family Farm is proud to be home to the largest A2 dairy herd in the United States, which means the milk you drink from Braum’s is only A2 fresh milk. This new venture did not happen overnight. It has taken over 12 years to build the A2 dairy herd. With an established A2 dairy herd, Braum’s is now producing its own exclusive line of A2 dairy milk sold only at Braum’s stores.
What Makes Braum’s A2 Fresh Milk Different:
Two major protein groups, casein, and whey are present in cow’s milk. Casein makes up about 30 percent of the proteins in cow’s milk. There are two forms of casein: A1 and A2.
Cattle produce A1 or A2, depending on their genetic makeup. Milk from many of the common breeds of dairy cattle is a mixture of A1 and A2 proteins.
According to some preliminary research, each of these types of protein may have different effects on the body. Some studies have found, for instance, that A1 milk may cause more internal inflammation than A2 varieties.
Most regular milk comes from cows that produce both A1 and A2 proteins. Cows with only an A2 gene produce A2 milk, which may be easier on digestion and help some avoid discomfort. Braum’s A2 fresh milk still has the same great taste that our customers have come to love over the years. We process our fat-free using a mechanical vapor recompression evaporator. It eliminates more water giving you milk that has more calcium and protein. It also produces richer, creamier milk.
Braum’s has two large dairy herds, one in Follett, TX, and one in Tuttle, OK. The herd in Follett is completely A2 and the herd in Tuttle is mostly A2. We genetically test our A2 dairy herd for the A2 gene to ensure you are only getting A2 fresh milk with no A1. We milk each herd separately and keep them apart.
Some of the Tuttle herd still produce the A1 and A2 protein. Their milk is used to make our ice cream, cottage cheese, and yogurt. The next products that will be made with the A2 fresh milk are cottage cheese and yogurt.
The goal is to have a herd of all A2 cows at both dairy farms in the near future, which means that all of our dairy products will eventually be made with A2 fresh milk.
All of our milk served in the milk section is now the A2 line. Whole milk, reduced-fat (2%), fat-free, buttermilk, and our chocolate milk are all included in the line.
Also on the horizon, we will be releasing a lactose free reduced fat (2%) A2 fresh milk.