Who are we & why we, what do we do.

  The farm is family run, with myself looking after the cows and the calves, with assistance from local people. Myself and my school friend making the ice cream. We have down-sized from 65 to 15 milking British Frisian, Dairy Shorthorn and Guernsey cows which produce milk all year round. The farm consists of 150 acres that is farmed under low-intensity methods; free of growth promoters, artificial hormones and stimulants. This way is natural for the cows, better for the environment and healthier for humans.
  The cows are milked on a robotic milking machine (the first unit to be installed in commercial farm in the UK!) which we have had since 1999. This enables the cows to come in from the field as and when they want to be milked. All the cows wear a collar which identifies them when they come in so that the computer can then give them the right amount of food and check that they are well. (no we aren't joking!!) 
Surrey Business Link was delighted to declare us the winner of its prestigious Surrey Farm Business Award in 2004. Caroline was presented with a trophy and a cash prize in recognition of her hard work to boost the margins of the family dairy farm business through diversification.

 

The achievement was recognised at a prize giving ceremony at the Surrey Country Fair in Loseley Park on Sunday 26 September 2004. Surrey County Council sponsored the award and the judges included Cllr Davis, Executive Member for the Environment.

 

Business Link Surrey's rural co-ordinator, Rosie Blackburn explained at the presentation "The Farm Business Award intends to raise the profile of diversification for the benefit of other farm businesses"