Our herd is a mixture of British Friesians & Ayrshires, robust breeds of cow suited to our less intensive way of management. Ayrshire cows produce lovely, creamy milk which has been associated with 'good, healthy fats'.
Our herd is called 'Troliloes' after a local stream at Bodle Street where we had our very first herd. Many of the cows are named after unusual moths as David is fascinated by moths.
It is a closed herd which means all our cows are bred here at the farm.
Our cows have access to diverse pastures for around 200 days a year, and come into cosy strawed barns during wintry weather when the grass is not growing and fields are muddy.
Our cows have plenty of space – which helps to reduce stress and disease.
Our cows are grass fed..they are fed a diet that is as natural as possible and free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Our cows graze and forage naturally on organic pasture (grasses and other crops) where fertility is built up from the use of nitrogen fixing legumes such as clover and vetch, and the cows own manure.
Our cows are not routinely given antibiotics.
Our male calves are sold to a local farmer to be reared on pasture for beef.
Did you know?
"Milk from pasture-grazed cows is higher in good omega-3 fatty acids than milk from cows with limited or no access to pasture"
Use your purchasing power to help us maintain high welfare standards for our cows.
Find out more in the Compassionate Food Guide (scroll to page 4 to view details for Dairy).
Making the Farm Home for our Lovely Cows
We are audited by the Soil Association with rigorous annual inspections, to ensure we abide by their standards of organic integrity, animal welfare, environmental management and record keeping. view or download the standards here
From Grass to Milk!
Cows graze turning grass to delicious milk whilst the skylarks sing.