The dairy business was established in 1967 and has expanded over the years. Growth in the organic milk market has encouraged the business to progress to organic production.
This project is to help the business transition from the current production of conventional milk to producing organic milk from a more sustainable pasture based system. The aim is to increase turnover through increasing sales of organic milk. The installation of a variable speed vacuum pump, auto ID and cluster flush will assist in reducing energy consumption and reduce the carbon footprint of the farm. The investment have been implemented to ensure high animal welfare standards are maintained.
The project would not go ahead on its proposed scale without the grant funding. The investment is being made to ensure the sustainability of the farm.
Total cost: £72,103
LEADER grant: £28,841.20
New techniques: 5
New jobs created: 2