Our cows

At Daioni Organic, we care for over 1,000 dairy cows and ensure that they are happy and healthy, enabling us to deliver delicious and nutritious organic milk to our customers.

For more than 50 years, we have bred all of our cows ourselves. Our herd is very much a Daioni Organic family, a mixture of British Fresians, Holsteins, Jersey and Ayrshire breeds.

Animal health is one of our foremost priorities as we know that healthy cows result in high quality organic milk, with higher levels of protein and fat.

Before our organic milk leaves our farms, the bacteria count is tested.  Our strict hygiene practices ensure low daily bacteria counts, clear evidence that our cows are healthy and free of infection, and that their udders and milking equipment were clean throughout the milking process.

Our cows

At Daioni Organic, we care for over 1,000 dairy cows and ensure that they are happy and healthy, enabling us to deliver delicious and nutritious organic milk to our customers.

For more than 50 years, we have bred all of our cows ourselves. Our herd is very much a Daioni Organic family, a mixture of British Fresians, Holsteins, Jersey and Ayrshire breeds.

Animal health is one of our foremost priorities as we know that healthy cows result in high quality organic milk, with higher levels of protein and fat.

Before our organic milk leaves our farms, the bacteria count is tested.  Our strict hygiene practices ensure low daily bacteria counts, clear evidence that our cows are healthy and free of infection, and that their udders and milking equipment were clean throughout the milking process.

FREE-RANGE LIVING

To meet organic requirements, organic cows must eat organic food and they must also be genuinely free-range. Nature intended for cows to graze freely on organic grass and we are firm believers that free-ranging, organic pasture-fed cows produce the very best milk.

When it is too wet or cold for our cows to be outside, we bring them into our warm, dry barns, where thy have plenty of space and comfort, and feed them conserved grass, cereal crops and hay – all organic and entirely produced on the farms.

Once the spring comes again, our cows all go back to the fields to graze on the fresh grass in our clover-rich fields, which is linked to nutritional differences in Omega 3. Each of our cows has roughly 4,000 sqm (1 acre) to themselves, ensuring our cows are truly free-range.

OPTIMAL HEALTH

The Soil Association has the highest standards for animal welfare of any farming system in the United Kingdom. This means that by adhering to the strict organic standards set by the Soil Association, we do not use any routine antibiotics and wormers on our cows. By giving our cows plenty of space to graze freely and to behave as nature intended, stress is reduced and the spread of disease is avoided. Organic free-range systems like ours at Daioni Organic encourages healthy animals so there is absolutely no need for routine antibiotics. In turn, this means that there are no trace antibiotics in the milk that reaches you.

At our Ffosyficer Farm, we use many natural and organic methods to maximise herd health.  Apple cider vinegar is a natural antibiotic and we mix it into our feed to keep our cows’ immune systems in optimum condition. Our cows are also fed other supplements, such as turmeric and dried seaweed, to provide essential vitamins and minerals, as well as to aid digestion.

Meet our

Herd Manager, Mike

Mike is the Herd Manager at Ffosyficer Farm. We sat down to have a chat with him about his role and thoughts on organic farming.

Read more about Mike and his day-to-day role on the farm and his love for his job.

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