Our cows graze land that is not sprayed with artificial chemical fertilisers or herbicides, fungicides or pesticides.
At the heart of organic farming is the idea of working with – not against – natural systems. Pesticides harm wildlife and can find their way into the water cycle. Some chemicals are so mobile and persistent that they can travel for miles in waterways.
We don’t think enough research has been done into the chemicals used in non-organic intensive farming processes and we’re not sure what the ‘cocktail effect’ of these chemicals is when they are all being used at the same time. So organic farmers avoid them.
Instead, we use bugs as natural pest controllers and use natural techniques, such as crop rotation, to fertilise, grow and keep the land nutrient rich.
We also sow nitrogen-fixing crops such as clover, which naturally increases fertility in soil. Along with active habitat management, this encourages micro-organisms and earthworms, which keep the soil healthy. As a result, we can use less chemicals, which helps keep watercourses clean.
Thus when you buy organic milk you can be assured that it’s pure and natural, and naturally pure.How we make milk