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Welcome to This is Dairy Farming

A celebration of all things related to the dairy farm. Join us as we explore how milk is made, why dairy farmers and their cows are so important to Britain, and just how dairy farming touches our lives. The milk in your tea is just one of the ways you Discover Dairy in your everyday. Take a look at this website to fine out more!

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Key benefits of milk

World Milk Day 2017

This global event celebrating milk and dairy products took place on 1 June 2017. In the UK, the key focus was around the launch of The Dairy Council's Milk Manifesto which promoted the strong science behind the nutritional value of milk and dairy products.

The Milk Manifesto, a document of evidence signed by 12 notable nutritional scientists in the UK and used a series of infographics to reflect the key messages about milk, nutrition and health. These include messages on the nutrients in milk: protein, iodine, calcium and B vitamins, and their benefits for all children, teenagers and adults. They also include messages on some of the most topical research on milk and health, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, ageing of muscle and bone, and also sport nutrition. You can access the Milk Manifesto and infographics here.

Milk Manifesto and infographics
Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday 2017

Another huge success for the whole farming industry

The smiles, chatter, laughter and selfies on social media are some of the wonderful memories of LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2017. Across Britain over 350 farms welcomed people through their farm gates to discover the world of farming. Feedback from visitors, farmers, their helpers and sponsors has been very positive, demonstrating once again the value of farming’s annual open day.

The organisers LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) thanked everyone involved for their boundless enthusiasm and support.

Put the date in your diary for the 13th LEAF Open Farm Sunday on 10th June 2018 – if you are interested in hosting an event, please get in touch here.

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Mary Quicke

Farmer diary: Mary Quicke MBE

Mary Quicke's family has been farming for more than 450 years. The dairy is the heart of the farm, where 500 cows produce creamy milk for her award-winning cheeses. Read about Mary's farm here.

Mary's diary
Farmers Markets

Farmers' Markets and Food Festivals

Sample great produce and support your local dairy farmers at a farmers' market or food festival. Find out what's on near you here.

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Year-round Housing

Visit a farm in Somerset which is home to more than 1000 cows.

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Dairy Goodness

Discover Dairy in your everyday... cooking!

Try this recipe using the dairy goodness brought to you by dairy farmers and their lovely cows.

Get in the kitchen – your body will thank you for it!

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Farmer Profiles

Discover and immerse yourself in the passionate and intriguing world of our dairy farmers. Read and explore their profiles and discover how dairy farming can also be great for the whole family.

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Job of the month

Dairy Farming Careers

There are a variety of jobs available within the dairy industry – from engineering and technological vocations through to animal science, care and nutrition. If you’re interested, read on to find out more.

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