Dorset County Show

Had a successful first County Show at Dorchester selling out of our Open Air Dairy Cheese with help from all the family, alongside cheeses from Ford Farm    Tom demonstrated the open air dairy milking parlour (milking 8 of our cows) with the assistance of three year old Ivy!  We appreciate all the help we received from Dorset County Show...
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The Archers

We had a mention on the Archers! Click here to view the story.
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Happy Calves!

 Spring is in the air… Calving is well underway this spring and our calf rearing team are busy looking after our new arrivals. Calves run in pens of 14 on adlib milk for two weeks and then are merged into bigger pens until they are a month old (as pictured). With the current fine weather,...
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Cows grazing


A year in the life of The Open Air Dairy, from grass roots to milking in the field.
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Cows pose

When Brasserie Blanc came to visit

Brasserie Blanc popped over to watch milking one morning… Read more
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Mobile milking parlour

Homemade mobile water troughs offer easy mineral dosing

Dorset dairy farmers Tom Foot and Neil Grigg have made a name for themselves building their own mobile milking parlours to serve their 900-head spring calving herd. Read more
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