OUR BRAND VALUES*
Its a great shame that that so many dairy farms in the area have gone and you dont see dairy cows out at grass very often, so we are proud that our cows are grazed outside as long as the season allows us. We are major on home grown forage, like our hay that's from our meadows along the River Severn.
A large area of the farm is meadow land and the meadows are a haven for wildlife. Over three quarters of the farm is managed under environmental stewardship which means we work around nature. For example, we never cut all our hedges in the same year leaving plenty of shelter and food for birds, also we never cut the grass for our meadow hay until the ground nesting birds have flown the nest.E We also have an extensive farming system that has great respect for the environment.
We are proud that we can supply the local community with very unique milk which is from the only herd of Gloucester cows that bottles its milk.
Packaging & Waste
All of our packaging is fully recyclable, also people return or we collect the empty bottles to make sure they don't go to landfill. This ensures they can be recycled and turned back into more bottles.
Inspiring & Educating
We are currently in the process of creating a learning experience for local schools to come and learn about where their food and drink comes from.
We invest in low energy systems, like our new vacuum on 'demand' for our parlour which reduces milking energy by 15%.
A glass of milk is a source of protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iodine, vitamin B2, B1 and B12.
Animal welfare is paramount of importance for us here and we pride ourselves in having quality winter housing and grazing for our cattle. Gloucester's wouldn't be much good in a modern intensive dairy environment. Like me they don't like being inside more than they must! They are at their best grazing at pasture with the freedom of the farm, which is why that's exactly what we let them do . All animals should have the right to express themselves freely in their natural environment without being confined. They are also known for their docile nature and they love to stop for some fuss.
Our ingredient suppliers
|Limekiln Farm, Wickridge Street, Hasfield, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 4JW, UK|
The Old Gloucester Dairy
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