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07Dec 20
Farm2Fork Farm Profile

Farm2Fork—Somerset

Farm2Fork was founded in 2010 by Ollie White, a passionate environmentalist and fourth-generation farmer. Born from a dream to produce and sell meat reared “just as nature intended”, Farm2Fork is an enterprise that benefits both animals and the environment. Ollie White raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) cattle, sheep, meat chickens, turkey and geese at Greenway Farm near Illminster, Somerset. With five separate livestock species currently certified, Farm2Fork is currently the most diverse farm in the…

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02Dec 20
Deersbrook Farm Farm Profile

Deersbrook Farm—Braintree, Essex

Anna Blumfield and her family raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW), Certified Grassfed by AGW, Certified Non-GMO by AGW cattle at Deersbrook Farm in Braintree, Essex. Deersbrook Farm is a third-generation family farm proudly producing British beef. “We use traditional farming methods, says Anna. “Our cattle graze out on the meadows all year round, which equates to very happy cows!” The herd of around 40 cows and heifers at Deersbrook Farm are predominately native Sussex breed…

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30Nov 20

Myrtle Farm – Bristol

EJ and SJ Court raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) dairy cows at Myrtle Farm near Nailsea, Bristol. The dairy cows at Myrtle Farm are rotationally managed, grazing one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. This type of management allows grass to recover before cows return to graze again; it also keeps the soil properly fertilised and minimises the build-up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments. Myrtle Farm supplies Lye…

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29Nov 20

Regilbury Park Farm – Bristol

Johnny Alvis raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) dairy cows at Regilbury Park Farm near Winford, Bristol. The Alvis family has produced handmade cheeses since 1952 at Lye Cross Farm, situated in the heart of the West Country in Somerset. The business has been a pioneer in sustainable cheese production for over 65 years and is the first to produce Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) and Certified Grassfed by AGW cheese in…

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24Nov 20
Oxford Student Beef Ban: Let’s Choose Facts Over Fashion

Oxford Student Beef Ban: Let’s Choose Facts Over Fashion

News that the Oxford University Student Union has voted to ban beef and lamb from campus canteens in a misguided effort to tackle climate change will no doubt dismay many British farmers—particularly those who are doing their best to farm sustainably. The vote follows similar initiatives to ban the sale of beef at Goldsmiths, University of London and the University of Cambridge, in the half-baked belief that a reduction in the consumption of beef lowers an individual's carbon footprint. The…

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