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Lactalis Mclelland

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Farmers & Farms

What OUR FARMERS SAY

I’m enormously proud to be a Rachel’s farmer for many reasons. Firstly, we’re a local supplier working with other enthusiastic farmers creating a real sense of community. Secondly, I truly believe in the future of Rachel’s, and believe the work they do is ethical. Lastly, Rachel’s yogurt is the best tasting yogurt on the market, so I feel lucky to have the opportunity to supply milk to a brand I want to eat myself – my favourite is the Greek Style!

Matt Fordham

Meet Rory, one of our Farmers in Scotland

OUR FARMS

Stranraer in west scotland

170 Farms supplying 245 million litres per year

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Rachel's organic in mid wales

15 Farms supplying 14 million litres per year

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Lubborn in the west of England

10 Farms supplying 10 million litres per year

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Stranraer in west scotland

170 Farms supplying 245 million litres per year

The Caledonian Cheese Company’s milk field is located in South West Scotland extending across Dumfriesshire, Galloway and Ayrshire.

Impacted by the gulfstream, the climate is relatively mild, though rather wet, resulting in the lowland and coastal areas being very productive grass growing regions.

As such the vast majority of our farmers follow traditional systems letting their cows out to graze from spring through to autumn.

It is this combination of a great natural environment for cattle and our farmer’s dedication to looking after all aspects of their health and welfare that combines to produce nutritious, hygienic milk for the production of our great range of cheeses.

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Rachel’s organic in mid wales

15 Farms supplying 14 million litres per year

Our Rachel’s® farms are also fully inspected and certified as Organic.  Although all milk is a natural, safe and healthy product, the organic standards followed by our producers ensures less intensive and more sustainable farming practices are adopted giving consumers even greater reassurance that the welfare of the cows is maintained and the environment is protected.Rachel’s® source the majority of their Organic milk directly from family farms in Wales and the South West of England.

As regions where grass grows plentifully for much of the year, the cows will be out grazing whenever conditions permit.

A key requirement for organic livestock relates to the feeds they receive.  When grazing they must be on field farmed to organic standards meaning there are no artificial fertilisers or pesticides applied.

As such, farmers must manage their soils carefully, using farm manure as the main fertiliser and including grass species such as clover to naturally fix nitrogen and maintain soil fertility.

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Lubborn in the west of England

10 Farms supplying 10 million litres per year

Our milk is collected from dedicated family owned farms in the West Country. The area is regarded as some of the best dairy farming land in the UK with ideal soils and good rainfall producing lush sweet grazing to guarantee the highest quality and freshness.

6 Goat farmers – 3 million litres

Our goats live in large, open straw-bedded barns designed to allow plenty of natural daylight and fresh air to enter and of course plenty of space for them to wander around. Goats like to be pampered and given the choice, prefer a cosy barn with their friends rather than outdoors suffering a harsh climate.

Our goats enjoy a varied diet and their food is readily available throughout the day. One of the main ingredients is maize silage – very similar to sweetcorn, maize grows well in the surrounding countryside.

The silage is mixed with sugar beet and soya bean meal. Hay made from the lush pastures is another ingredient.

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