‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 10 – Fiona Provan

For this episode I visited Fiona Provan, who runs the Calf at Foot Dairy in Suffolk, a ‘pioneering microdairy founded on the belief that cows should keep their calves until their natural weaning age’. N.b this episode contains language that may be offensive to some.

Teenagers blamed for a future milk crisis

I have a confession to make. I am a milk drinker. I am a cheese eater. I will also have cream (if it is available) with my strawberries. I am not going to stop drinking milk or eating cheese or having cream on my strawberries anytime soon. However, I am also, according to recent statistics,Continue reading “Teenagers blamed for a future milk crisis”

The Dairy Crisis – should we be scaling up operations?

It is not often that farming makes the headlines in the UK but lately the mainstream media haven’t been able to avoid the anger that dairy farmers have been expressing over the price they are being paid for their milk. Protestors have been removing milk from supermarket shelves and one set of protestors recently resortedContinue reading “The Dairy Crisis – should we be scaling up operations?”

Farmageddon – How do we create change?

Over the last few years there have been a string of ‘organidocs’, documentaries regarding the organic movement and the problems within the global food industry, attempting to send the message out about the ‘real’ state of the global agricultural situation to a wider audience. When I watch them, as someone who is already aware, IContinue reading “Farmageddon – How do we create change?”

Goats and Reflections on Summer Writing

Firstly, apologies that I have not been writing on thinkingcountry for a while. This is because I have been away working on a goat dairy farm in Somerset (wwoofing for those in the know) – an experience I have taken a lot from. The farm is based at Wookey near Wells in Somerset, and isContinue reading “Goats and Reflections on Summer Writing”