I often think that as someone who has been so closely engaged with farming and nature all of my life, I have a really good connection with food and I understand how important simple, honest food is in making this… Continue reading
The way milk is produced on farms has changed beyond all recognition, over the past 30 plus years in which I have run dairy herds and many people have fallen out of love with milk. But, I believe we can… Continue reading
Release date: Monday 25th February 2019
Over 100 milk producers in England and Wales have left the industry in the last month1 alone, with dairy farmers quitting at the highest rate since 2007.
Dairy Farmer Neil Darwent, founder of… Continue reading
Images of cows in lush, green pastures are synonymous with British milk and the seasonal grazing of dairy herds has been practiced by many traditional, family farms for generations. But, this free range farming system is now at risk of… Continue reading
Thanks to the wonders of social media, I discovered earlier this week that we have helped to inspire the first free range milk initiative in India. The Svasvita Naturals project has been established in Bangalore, by Siva Ramachandran. Siva… Continue reading
Congratulations to Free Range Dairy Network members Brian and Liz McNab-Jones, on winning Family Farming Business of the Year at last night’s Western Daily Press Food & Farming Awards. Brian and Liz produce fantastic cheese from their herd of free… Continue reading
In our attempts to win badly needed recognition and value for traditional, family dairy farms, it often feels like we are bound in chains. Changing attitudes to milk is not easy, in a modern day dairy supply chain comprised of… Continue reading
How many cows do you see in fields these days? Well, right now probably none, as it’s winter time and most are indoors for food and shelter. But, even in the spring and summer months, the number of dairy cows… Continue reading
Nothing average about Pasture Promise free range milk.
Today, members of the Free Range Dairy Network are taking provenance and traceability in British milk to a new level, publishing for the first time, details of the number of days and… Continue reading
I was recently reading an article about an interesting initiative in France called “C’est qui le patron?” (Who’s the boss?). Founder of the scheme, Nicolas Cee, set up the label in the autumn of 2016, in an attempt to… Continue reading
The past year has seen much of the world in turmoil and here in the UK we still face great uncertainty about life in a post-Brexit era. We often feel helpless about things that go on in the world around… Continue reading
When I was in a local supermarket last week, I picked up a carton of Alpro Roasted Almond (unsweetened). I noticed, on the packaging, an image of a white liquid, very much like milk, gushing from a split almond and… Continue reading
Just recently I came across a new milk label in a supermarket. Well, not a new label exactly, more like an existing label which had two words added to it – ‘free range’. I have since learned that this is… Continue reading