Somerset company, Wyke Farms, are proud of their 150 year heritage and have now become the largest independent cheese makers and milk processors in the UK, sourcing around 120 million litres of milk a year from their own farms and… Continue reading
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
There was a good turnout for the latest Free Range Dairy meeting kindly hosted by Tom Malleson at his farm near Gillingham inDorset. Visitors had the chance to see how Tom was managing his grazing under the difficult conditions that… Continue reading
The Free Range Dairy website have passed a milestone. Our website have now more than 1,000 unique website visitors per month. This is very good news and is a brilliant achievement.
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
Tom Malleson is kindly hosting the next Free Range Dairy meeting on Thursday12th July. The meeting will take place at Feltham Farm, Silton, Gillingham,Dorset SP8 5JB, starting at 10.30am. Anyone interested in helping to take Free Range Dairy forward, or… 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
We had a really interesting Free Range Dairy meeting up in Lancashire last week, courtesy of John Carr at Cleveley House Farm near Garstang. I hadn’t realised what a great grass growing county Lancashire is. Thank you all for your… 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