Look out for our new labels in a shop or cafe near you. It's still the same delicious fresh and fully-segregated Free Range Milk, with all of our local farmers meeting the standards set by the Pasture Promise. We advocate natural grazing as much as possible, and the Pasture Promise ensures a minimum of 180 days and nights on pasture. We are just at the time of year when the cows are led back out onto pasture, called 'Turn Out Day'.
Turn Out Day is possibly one of the most rewarding days of the year for a dairy farmer. It marks the day when cows are let back into pasture after a winter being kept warm and dry in the barns.
However, our winters (especially this one just passed) are too severe to keep cows outside all the time. Throughout the winter, they are fed a diet rich in grass. But once the weather has warmed up, and the pasture has grown enough for rich grazing, the cows are led back out to the fields.
On that first day, the cows act like giddy children, jumping around with delight. This is one of the reasons that we love supporting small grassland farmers - because what's good for the cows is good for your milk. To keep up to date with all our news, don't forget to sign up for our newsletter here.