Huntstile has it’s own micro-dairy
We love producing our own milk, butter and cream. Our beautiful, gentle cows Daisy, Buttercup and Marigold are pedigree Dairy Short Horns and we milk them once a day in the mornings.
We also have Tweeny, a pedigree Jersey lady, and her calf Babybella. All our cows are 100% pasture fed, which means they graze on pasture throughout the year and have extra snacks of hay and silage whenever they want to.
There is science based evidence that milk from pasture-grazed cows is better for you!
Click here for further details: Pasture Fed Cow’s Milk
We use a milking machine for the cows. We could milk them by hand of course however this way is hygenic and doesn’t take much time at all, which enables us to bottle and cool the milk quickly and efficiently.
On site we have a small dairy and it’s there the milk is bottled and cooled. I like unpastuerised milk – it’s a natural product and full of goodness. Sometimes we pasteurise the milk and skim the cream to make clotted cream or butter.
If you would like to come and help out in the dairy or hay-making as a volunteer please contact me – Lizzie 07725 278280