Unlike almost every other dairy farm in the world, we have stopped taking calves away from their mothers shortly after birth. We now leave the calves – including the male calves – with their mum to suckle naturally. It means we get less milk, but also less stress. Less stress means a better life for the cows, their calves and for the people who work with them, and our system has a host of environmental benefits too.
We are the largest farm in the UK using this ‘cow-with-calf’ system and, after a three year trial, we have committed to this system permanently. We are also keen to share our experience and our learning with members of the public, policy makers and other farmers.
This farm tour is led by a member of our farm team and it is designed primarily for adults.
Attendees will go on a tour of our farm and you’ll have the opportunity to meet the cows and their calves. You’ll hear an explanation of our farming system and how our approach differs from conventional dairy farming.
We will explain what regenerative farming means, and discuss the environmental impacts of different farming approaches. The discussion topics will be informed by the interests of attendees and you will be free to ask questions throughout this event.
Please remember that minimising stress to the animals on our farm is a priority, therefore anyone being disruptive or causing stress to the animals on the farm will be asked to leave immediately.
Your event includes
- Farmer-led farm tour
- Opportunity to meet the cows and calves
This event has been designed primarily for adults, although teens with an interest in farming and food production may find it of interest.
This event includes some walking on rough farm roads and climbing some internal stairs. If you have accessibility requirements please contact us before booking to discuss.
Please Note: All bookings must be made at least one day before the event takes place. Farm Tours require a minimum of 4 bookings to run. If the date you select does not reach 4 bookings we will contact you by phone to reschedule or make other arrangements.
£15 per person
Suitable for people aged 14 years and over. Face coverings must be worn in indoor areas.