Organic Milk Facts

Think of organic as a guaranteed standard

Organic Farms

The home of no-nonsense milk

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Healthy Cows

Healthy cows mean healthy milk for you

Forget Fad Diets

Our cows only eat organic food, never GM

The Birds and the Bees

Our milk helps British wildlife to flourish

From The Ground Up

The best milk starts with the best soil

Cows Love Routine

You could set your watch by our milking schedule

Bat, butterfly and bee

Chilled Out

Our milk is kept in controlled conditions for maximum food safety

No Nasties

Everything you’d expect and nothing you wouldn’t means all our milk is naturally pure

Passing The Test

Only the highest-quality milk leaves the farm

Made To Measure

Skimmed, semi-skimmed or full fat, we make the lot

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A Glass Act

Does organic taste different?

Aisles Of Goodness

Organic milk is available at most major supermarkets

Whiter Than White Stuff

The purest milk, guaranteed

Raising Healthy Cows

You can’t get milk without a calf, so everything we do starts with these little ones. From the day they are born, our cows are treated to the high animal welfare standards that organic farming demands.

We know some breeds of cow are better suited to life on an organic dairy farm than others, so these are the ones we choose to breed from. We use breeds that not only produce good quantities of milk, but, more importantly, have a greater natural immunity to, and resilience against, disease.

Many non-organic dairy farmers use the black-and-white Holstein Friesian cow, which is bred more for its high yields and less for its ability to resist disease. This usually means a greater reliance on the routine use of antibiotics. There is emerging evidence that the routine use of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic-resistant superbugs so we don’t like to use antibiotics in this way.  We only use them in situations where a cow is ill and the vet tells us there is no alternative.

Farmers will choose to calve their cows at different times of the year to suit their farm and farming system, so they can provide you with a year-round supply of milk.

A couple of months before the cow is due to calve, she is given a rest from milking so she can prepare for the birth.

On a non-organic farm, weaning (when a calf is taken off an all-milk diet) can happen once the calf is around six to eight weeks old, but we leave ours on a diet of whole milk for 12 weeks. It’s more expensive, but we have found it gives the calves a much better start in life. Cows are social animals, so on our organic farms we keep our calves in groups to let them make friends and groom each other.

The female calves are called heifers and are usually added to the dairy herd. Males are called bull calves and are mostly sold to be reared for beef. One or two bull calves may be kept so they can be used for breeding when they are mature.

We keep fewer cows per hectare than a non-organic dairy farm. It means the animals have more space which can reduce stress and they have the freedom to roam. For their whole working life we aim to keep the herd as stress-free as possible. It means when you buy organic milk, you can be sure it comes from high-welfare farms.

How we make milk

Grazing and Ecosystem

No GM – Our cows only eat organic, natural food

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Smarter farming means working with our natural assets

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You might not expect it, but good milk starts with good soil.

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We have never and will never use artificial pesticides, insecticides, fungicides or herbicides

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