490 million litres of milk is thrown away each year. What a waste! Not just in terms of the cost to shoppers, but also for the cows that spend their lives producing this great food, our natural resources and the… Continue reading
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
This was a question someone posed in a recent article in Forbes magazine. The writer was fascinated by a video of a cow using a mechanic brush, grooming herself and having a good scratch at the same time.
‘Today’s consumers… Continue reading
It’s two years ago today Asda
became the first major retailer to stock free range dairy milk under the Pasture
Promise logo. Here’s Rob, one of the farmers you see on the label telling us
how Asda is helping to… Continue reading
Last year we started a Coffee and Cows campaign off the back of a new YouGov Poll looking at Coffee Shop Milk to find out if customers care as much about where coffee shops source their milk as their… 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
From recent media stories you might think that dairy is to blame for all the bad things happening to our health and the planet. But milk and dairy products, especially from pasture based systems, have been part of our heritage… Continue reading
Forget dry January this year, it’s all about what we eat or shouldn’t be eating to save ourselves and the planet this month. We’ve been inundated with advice and research. We’ve had Veganuary, as well as a new report published… Continue reading
One of the predicted megatrends for the future is the rise in Ethical Living. Passport market research, which is part of Euromonitor International, predicts that increasing attention will be paid to ethics and moral values by food citizens and… Continue reading
We’ve seen how Fake News has undermined democracy across the world, because without truth how can we make important decisions based on fact rather than fiction. Fake news is the master of manipulation, and I believe that Fake Food and… Continue reading
By Jenni Hobbs, The Hobbs family at Barhouse Farm.
I am sure time flies by quicker every year! 2018 has sped past, so much happens on our dairy farm that you never get bored. … 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
Listen to the Podcast here.
The Passenger Shed at Bristol Temple Meads railway station was the venue for the first ever Bristol Coffee Festival, earlier this month and we were delighted to play a key part, as milk sponsors,… 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
We have exciting news, Vacherin the leading sustainable London catering company, will convert all their conventional milk to Pasture Promise free range milk, from 1st August. This is a fantastic coup for us as it shows that more and… Continue reading
We are delighted to be Official Milk Sponsors of the first ever Bristol Coffee Festival, which is being held in the Passenger Shed, at Bristol Temple Meads Station, on the 7th & 8th of September.
Described by the… Continue reading
For the first time Neil and I ran a stall at the Great Yorkshire Show. It was great to be in Yorkshire as this is where we first started getting Pasture Promise assured free range milk to the market. Back… Continue reading
We are running our ‘Come Back to Milk’ event as part of World Milk Day over the coming weekend, to help people understand how we are restoring the true value of milk from traditional, pasture-based dairy herds.
Over the… 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