Organic is better than conventional, Demeter is better than organic, regenerative agriculture with a closed cycle is probably even better than Demeter. Or?
According to labelinfo.ch, there are 81 food labels in Switzerland alone (August 2020)! Let's be honest - who still has an overview? Regenerative agriculture is not even a label, but rather an attitude. Our philosophy is that less is more. The only certification Alpahirt has is the one according to the Alp and Mountain Ordinance (BAIV).
What does that mean exactly?
✔ The entire value added for milk and dairy products as well as meat and meat products must take place in the summering or mountain area.
✔ At least 70% of the feed for ruminants must come from the summering or mountain area.
The animals must spend at least 2/3 of their lives in the summering or mountain area.
If possible, all ingredients of agricultural origin must come from the summering or mountain area.
The production of the products must take place in the summering or mountain area.
Here you can find our PDF BAIV certificate.
Here you can go to the Mountain and Alpine Ordinance (BAIV).
Documents to be completed by each Alpahirt farmer:
Farm survey form
Confirmation mountain zone conformity