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
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
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
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
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
On my way to where I work I decided to count the number of coffee shops in one street. There was six, a couple of the usual coffee chains but predominately it was the independents coffee shops that had the… Continue reading
By Rob, Free Range Dairy Farmer.
A couple of years ago, around the time we became Pasture Promise accredited, the farm became a host for 20 honey beehives in return for a free supply of honey. They are… Continue reading
Back in the news are the secret Brexit reports which have looked at the economic damage Brexit could cause the UK once we leave the EU. You would think that these reports would have been released before the vote… Continue reading
What a great time we had at Countryfile Live last weekend. It might have rained a bit and the high winds at one point sent the gazebo flying across the field but nothing could dampen our enthusiasm. We were just… Continue reading
I was at Birmingham’s first coffee festival this weekend, to support Cotteswold Dairy who were the official milk sponsor for the event. This meant that they provided Pasture Promise free range milk for all of the coffee roasters and baristas… Continue reading
Throughout the month of June, the Sustainable Restaurant Association is running it’s Celebrate Local Producers Campaign, encouraging members to source more fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy from British suppliers.
There’s lots of reasons why buying the cheapest produce can make… Continue reading
I went to the first Balance Festival held in London on Friday. A three day festival dedicated to health and fitness shows how big the industry has grown over the years and is still a growing in the UK.
I… Continue reading
In the run up to the EU Referendum one topic that should have taken centre stage but seemed to be relegated to the understudy role was food and farming. A fact noticed by others including Professor Kevin Morgan of… Continue reading
I came away from our first Free Range Dairy Network conference this year feeling very positive. Not only did we have about 70 can-do people attend the conference but we also had some fantastic news from Yeshna Mistry from Sustainability… Continue reading
I was recently asked on Instagram what is free range milk? There’s no recognised standards, so how can you call it free range? In lots of ways that’s true. Free Range Dairy Network is trailblazing in that we are working… Continue reading
Free Range Dairy Network is a member of the Food Research Collaboration and I was pleased to attend the workshop looking at collaboration between civil society and academics recently.
The workshop explored the barriers and challenges to collaborating and in… Continue reading
This week we ran our last Free Range Dairy event of the summer at Bar house farm in Gloucestershire. Jenni and Jerry along with their cows have been the stars of the events. Jenni making free range cakes and everything… Continue reading
The sun shone and the cows looked happy and content in the fields, if a little curious as we got the barn ready and fired up the tea urn.
At 11am people started arriving from all over Yorkshire and Lancashire… Continue reading