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Camel milk consumption increases as customers seek healthier dairy options

Global demand for camel milk has recorded 20-per-cent growth during the Covid-19 pandemic as more people believe it is healthier than cow milk, according to Good Earth Diary.

This type of milk is known for its anti-inflammatory, strong protective proteins, anti-microbial and nutritious value. However, there are not enough camels available to meet the growing demand, especially in the US and Asia.

Meanwhile, Australia has the world’s largest herd of wild camels and is home to about 300,000 of them.

“Australia has an incredible reputation in food quality safety standards and that’s a great opportunity for all camel dairies in Australia,” said Marcel Steingiesser, CEO of Good Earth Dairy.

According to the company, the camel milk industry is estimated to value at US$6 billion.

“We are able to access wild camels which enables us to expand,” says Steingiesser.

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.

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