Doorstep customers of Pensworth Dairies, in the village where I live, this morning received a note from Sales Director Gideon Bishop informing them that it was necessary to increase the price of their milk by 3 pence a pint.
Mr… Continue reading
Journalist and writer Graham Harvey has long been a passionate advocate of pasture based milk and meat production and he has a wealth of knowledge on the subject. If you haven’t had a look already, Graham has two websites that… Continue reading
Coincidence is a curious thing. My mother was showing a few family heirlooms to my wife yesterday and stumbled across a fascinating document produced by the NFU in 1924. This was the year that Lenin died and… Continue reading
This week celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall sent a letter to The Times in support of British Dairy Farmers.
“Milk is a brilliant food but we have lost sight of its value” said the two high profile foodies… Continue reading
What will save UK dairy farmers? A supermarket ombudsman, greater transparency in milk supply contracts, the formation of producer organisations, or the dumping of milk to withdraw supplies? Perhaps a combination of all four will go some way to… Continue reading
I don’t think anyone anticipated the strength of feeling surrounding recent milk price cuts that was demonstrated by around 3,000 dairy farmers who made the trip to London Dairy Summit last week – least of all Minister of State… Continue reading
The National Farmers Union (NFU) have organised a meeting in London today (11th July) to discuss the recent milk price cuts, which threaten the future of many UK dairy farms. It is anticipated that over 1,000 farmers will attend and… Continue reading
In a week that has left dairy farmers feeling that their milk is worthless, my mood was not helped by this summer offer in Sainsburys. It seems that cream is so cheap that it is now being given away by… Continue reading
Understandably there is a lot of anger boiling amongst dairy farmers today, following the latest round of milk price cuts announced for August 1st. The prospect of seeing almost 4 pence a litre wiped off milk prices has sent… Continue reading
Another of the major milk buyers in the UK, has today announced that it will be following Wisemans and Dairy Crest in reducing the price it pays to farmers. Arla is cutting its price by 2.0 pence a litre… Continue reading
For many, the images of dancing Jersey cows from the Anchor Butter adverts will perhaps best convey the image of free range cows. An increasing number of UK milk producers have been switching towards a ‘New Zealand style’ dairy farming… Continue reading
I just thought you might like to see a catchy little You Tube clip called ‘I’m Farming and I Grow It’ made by the Peterson Brothers from Kansas, USA. It has already had over 2.5 million views and I think… Continue reading
Was it you? Did you go into your local supermarket and demand cheap milk? No. Well, who was it then? Who said it was okay for retailers and processors to pay dairy farmers less for their milk than it actually… Continue reading
I heard an interview on Radio 4’s Farming Today programme last week, in which a global investment expert stated that small dairy farms have no future in theUK.
Detlef Scon from Aquila Capital Green Assets explained “If you want… Continue reading
According to the news agency Reuters – The House of Representatives dealt a blow to childhood obesity warriors in the USA on Thursday, by passing a bill that abandons proposals to end the reign of pizza and French fries on… Continue reading
Thanks to all those who came along to the meeting in Narberth last week. It was really helpful to get some input from fellow farmers on how Free Range Dairy should be defined and thoughts on the way forward.
It… Continue reading
Did you see Jimmy and The Giant Supermarket on Channel 4 last night?
In a new series, Jimmy Doherty is attempting to increase the uptake of welfare friendly meat by large retailers (Tescos) and, once again, the plight of male… Continue reading
Rural accountants Old Mill have revealed that some of their clients in the south west lost 11p / litre last year and they warn things could get worse following recent milk price cuts. The average cost of production amongst farming… Continue reading
Please take a look at the short video of cows going out to grass on our farm this spring.
We don’t often have the opportunity to get in front of the public and explain how we manage our cows. Short… Continue reading
In the past few weeks the major milk buyers in the UK – Dairy Crest, Wisemans, Arla, Milk Link and First Milk have all announced a significant cut in the price they will pay British Dairy farmers for their milk,… Continue reading