The soil on our farms is as natural as our milk. The way we see it, better soil gives us better plants and that means more nutrient-rich, flavoursome food for our cows.
On organic farms, producing no-nonsense milk starts with the soil. We use traditional crop-rotation techniques, growing different crops in the fields over a period of time. Most rotations start with grass and clover because they build the soil’s fertility. After this, cereal crops – such as oats, barley or wheat – may be grown because they benefit from the fertility provided by the grass and clover. Not only does rotation help build fertility, it is also a great, natural way of reducing diseases and pests.
We’ll always take the time to do things in line with nature, but we still want to get as much as possible from our farms and use them to generate the highest yields of milk that we can. That’s where our experience and clever thinking comes in. Every farm has different soil and environments, but we make sure our crops are ideally suited to our land so they thrive – and so do our cows.How we make milk