Looking forward to Spring

We might be in the middle of winter right now but those longer, warmer days will return. Free Range Dairy plans to promote a number of event and activities that will engage consumers with our farms and cows in 2012. Take a look at this video, filmed in Holland. People there are given the opportunity…

Christmas update

Dear All Just to say I received another 39 printed survey FRD returns today, taking us to around 300 in total. It is really rewarding to find the odd hand written note stapled to survey forms actually saying “thank you – I think what you are doing is great”. HAPPY CHRISTMAS and thank again to…

Fair Trade

The following from The Independent illustrates what might be achieved through building a better understanding of the way in which we farm. Although it would appear that shoppers have tightened their purse strings and switched to cheaper alternatives in some instances, they are demonstrating strong loyalty to Fairtrade products. This is exactly what I hope…

Moving towards a brand

One or two people have asked me how I plan to get milk from Free Range Dairy farms collected, processed and distributed. But, it is important to understand that, in the first instance, Free Range Dairy is a movement rather than a brand. I want farmers to join this movement because they believe that pasture-based…

Survey out now!

The survey is out now and we are already receiving many responses. The survey is available both online and as a printed form to be returned via freepost. Look out for an insert in this month’s British Dairying, your next National Milk Records, the January issues of Dairy Farmer and South West Farmer. It doesn’t…

Survey coming soon

Somerset Farmer wants others to help reclaim the value of milk Neil Darwent, a dairy farmer from Frome in Somerset, has recently established a new farmer-led initiative to reclaim the value of milk for UK dairy farmers. Through Free Range Dairy, he is seeking to unite thousands of milk producers who still operate a pasture-based…