Our milk costs more simply because it costs the farmer more to produce it.
Organic milk is a little more expensive than standard milk because making a product that’s pure, produced naturally and guarantees the highest animal welfare isn’t cheap or easy.
Specifically, non-GM cattle feed is more expensive, fewer cows can be farmed per hectare of organic land and the volume of milk each organic cow produces is at a lower, more natural, level. This means the farmer has to charge more for the milk to cover his costs for feed, labour and volume. But there are none of the hidden environmental costs to pay. Its around £1 per week for the average family of four to switch to organic milk, which we think is great value, all things considered.
For us, it’s about more than making a profit. It’s about producing a quality product you can trust.
But think about this: as well as having a pure product with no unnatural additives, by paying that little extra, each typical family that switches to organic milk – drinking two pints a day – will turn 1,200 square metres of countryside organic. To find out how much this benefits the natural landscape, read about our natural farms.