Ahimsa dairy hails from a culture that reveres the cow as sacred. Forget politics, what the world needs now is a revolution in consciousness.
One of Australia's most ethical dairy farmers have been saddled with fines more than $50,000. What could possibly have justified such excessiveness and high-handedness and is it fair?
Smiling Tree Farm micro-dairy have a small herd of only 7 Jersey cows who are grazed all year round on organically grown pasture. They eat grass, clover, wildflowers and a diverse mixture of highly nutritious herbs.
The farm has a cow boarding program, which means you can own your own cow and board it at the farm. The farmer feeds, cares for and milks your cow and you benefit by being able to utilise the milk.
Farmers are going the extra mile because they want a better price and better market for their milk. Direct contact with the consumer is more value added and satisfying. They learn what the consumer wants.
These dairy farmers say they have had enough of poor returns. They say that the current setup of the dairy industry means they have no say or control over the prices they receive for their milk.
The community around the Adirondacks are at the edge of this wave of really smart entrepreneurial, creative young farmers who are coming into farming at a time when it seems like most are exiting it.
At this small boutique dairy, animal welfare and producing real food with compassion is high on the list. Owner Fiona Provan has realised her vision for compassionate, sustainable dairy farming. This unique model is made possible by the high value of RAW MILK in the UK.
Recently Low Sizergh Barn farm just received the 2016 National Trust's Fine Farm Produce award for their raw milk. One of the judges said: "the milk smelt like double cream. A truly excellent product."
Crawford’s farm is a small certified organic farm dedicated to regenerative farming and production of high quality delicious raw milk, raw cream and raw butter from their pasture-raised Irish Shorthorn milking cows.
Gibraltar farm has been in the Burrow family for three generations and is now selling raw milk to continue their way of life and secure the farm for the next generation. Falling milk prices have meant making changes a necessity.
Chaseholm Farm is run by siblings Rory and Sarah Chase. Sarah manages the dairy herd and their grazing lands, while Rory turns that milk into delicious cheeses. The farm produces RAW MILK and crafts a number of different styles of cheese, most out of the French Tradition. Follow their story here.
Raw milk has become a lifeline to farms in Hertfordshire that, without selling it, might otherwise go out of business. The Raw Milk revolution have given these dairy farmers an avenue to diversify in order to survive and some of them seem to thrive.
Brian Harville's farm in beautiful Tennessee offers raw Jersey milk cow-shares from their registered, purebred Jersey cows. In the state of Tennessee raw milk sales are prohibited. However raw milk can be obtained by owning a share in the herd.
In England there is legislation to support smaller dairy farmers in producing premium raw milk from healthy, grass-fed cows to mitigate risk. ARMM calls on the Australian government to install similar legislation to save small family farms affected by the current dairy crisis.
Delph House Farm’s owners Jeremy and Louise Holmes are passionate about their new venture selling raw milk from vending machines off the farm. Jeremy admits that the experience has exceeded his expectations.
Since 1943, Birchwood Farm dairy have been producing Raw Milk and other unpasteurised dairy products for sale to the public. The farm have been selling raw milk for over 70 years and although they were certified organic for 10 years, they have decided not to pursue certification anymore. They still produce in the same fashion as they did when they were certified: the dairy is 100% Jersey milk, no grains or GMO fed.
The story of how six gallons of raw milk has saved a woman from severe migraines. It's "a testimony of healing thanks to what they call the Golden Guernsey Girls."
RAW MILK producers Stephen and Phil Hook came to Australia for a few days for the screening of the documentary film, The Moo Man, as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine festival.
When the Crickmores of Fen Farm Dairy first considered diversifying with Raw Milk vending machines, it was conceived as risky and people said they were mad. They brought in the first vending machine from Italy and now they are the UK representatives for the Italian vending machine company, DF Italia. They are also helping others get a better price for their milk.