Cows Are Friends Not Foe

After 10,000 years is the relationship between cows and humans coming to an end? Cattle are blamed for global warming, their products blamed for bad health, no longer seen as needed in our modern society. How has the cow become such a pariah? Agriculture and especially cows are being blamed for climate change but very…

Sustainable Restaurant Association

One of the top predicted global consumer trends for 2021 is Build Back Better and nowhere is this more apparent than in the food and farming sector and this is also why we’re joined the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) After the turbulent year we’ve been through, with concerns about health, the environment and climate change,…

New Essentials in Consumer Habits

Last April we conducted a survey with Censuswide UK (April 2020) we found that: 75.40% of people hope that British farmers can continue to produce fresh milk and dairy in the current crisis. 74.10% believe it is vital that we build strong local food networks to safeguard domestic food supplies. 68.30% say the Coronavirus pandemic…

Free Range Dairy

Resilience Is About How You Live, Not How You Endure

Resilience might seem like the latest buzzword, it was previously used as a technical term to measure the ability of a substance to return to its usual shape after being bent, stretched, or pressed. Now it’s used to describe the ability to be happy, successful, again after something difficult or bad has happened. It might…

Changing Consumer Habits

Yesterday the newspapers were full of stories about how we’re now moving into the next phase of easing lockdown, and I have to wonder as we start to move towards ‘normal’ if the changes made during the pandemic will continue into the future? Almost straight away during lockdown we saw people adapt their shopping habits.…

The Real Plant Based Diet

It seems one of the success stories of this year’s Veganuary is that 1 million vegan burgers were sold in KFC, but is that really a success story? In many ways this represents the problem with the food industry. There is a drive by certain agents to ditch nutrient rich meat and dairy from pasture…

A Christmas Message

Christmas time is always a great time to share a Christmas message from our farmers. As we go from 2019 into a new decade, Jenni Hobbs, looks back over the years   Another year – and 2019 didn’t disappoint. Here in the Gloucestershire Severn vales the cows have continued to enjoy fresh, grazed grass but…