North Aston Dairy has been supplying milk to surrounding villages and into Oxford since 2006, when the first three cows were bought and milked in a refurbished barn. The dairy now has 17 Ayrshire milking cows and several more young stock.
By selling high quality milk direct to customers it is able to finance two full-time and one part-time income.
The cows are milked 4 abreast and have a
predominantly grass-based diet. When calves are born they are fed by
their mother for around a week before being fostered onto a cow that is
producing less milk. Male calves are killed to produce delicious rose
veal after a diet of milk and grass/hay/silage at 6-9 months. Ayrshire
female calves are brought up to come into the milking herd at around 36
We deliver the milk late afternoon onto
doorsteps in glass litre bottles. It is pasteurised but unhomogenized so
has a lovely layer of cream on top. We also attend East Oxford farmers
market every Saturday.
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