We think the countryside is beautiful with cows out in lush fields, not kept indoors all year round, as is the case on some non-organic farms . Our farms work on a natural cycle that encourages wildlife to flourish.
Non-organic farming methods permit the use of herbicides to remove pests and weeds from the land. Cows can be kept confined, in sheds with no access to natural light or outdoor grazing. As organic farmers, we don’t produce milk like this. We like to see cows out in our fields eating fresh grass. We use natural ways to control weeds, insects thrive and can act as our pest controllers.
We farm using decades of experience, focusing on clever, non-chemical methods. We see this as the best way to treat the environment and the right way to produce milk. Because we don’t spray our pastures with artificial chemical herbicides, our land supports a wealth of wildlife and creates natural ecosystems of birds, butterflies and other wild animals.
Having a sustainable system gives us a cycle that keeps our farms healthy.We don’t believe in a process that can’t support itself without a reliance on chemicals, so we’ve developed one that can. We use crop rotation, active habitat management, careful timings of cultivations and seed selection to make sure the whole farm works in harmony, year after year.
Our farms feature large hedgerows, which used to be natural barriers between fields and now offer cows something to munch on and a good bit of shade on hot days. They’re also a hub of helpful, natural activity. We use our hedgerow habitats to combat crop pests, with natural predators such as earthworms and minibeasts (spiders, beetles, centipedes).
We only cut the hedgerows in winter, which means they have time to flower, providing food for insects, birds and small mammals. They also create handy wildlife corridors and provide cover for small mammals, such as dormice, to travel from place to place. The rich mix of hedgerow life contributes to our valuable ecosystem and the thriving environment in which our cows live.
Our farms are biodiverse and pay proper attention to nature, so you can be sure that when you buy organic milk, you are helping to preserve biodiversity, a natural way of farming and a beautiful British countryside.How we make milk