For more than 50 years, we’ve milked our own herd, so they’re very much part of the family!
Since Ann and Edward bought their first cows in 1966, we’ve only ever had British Friesians. They have a great temperament and are well-suited to the grazing we have at our farm.
We are very proud of the fact that 100% of the milk that goes into our yogurts comes directly from our farm, which is now run by Ann’s son, Stephen and his two sons, Stuart & Andrew.
Together they milk the cows twice a day, 365 days a year. The milk is pumped directly into our yogurt dairy, so no food miles to consider!! With the milk sometimes only being a few hours old when it is used.
We also are very passionate about raising our own herd. Our calves are looked after extremely well by Ann’s Daughter-in-Law, Ruth (Stephen’s wife).
The calves are her babies, and she is regularly seen nipping over to the farm to see how they are doing very late at night!
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