Simon Weaver Cotswold Organic Dairy, Gloucestershire
Simon Weaver Cotswold Organic Dairy
The Weavers have been farming in the Cotswolds for the past three generations and in the South West of England since before 1570. They proudly follow a traditional method of organic farming, and place great store in caring for the land and animal welfare. Their closed organic herd enjoy a forage-based diet, and their milk production is not forced. The farm is ideally suited for growing grass, and during the spring and summer the clover-sown meadows deliver all their promise. Bordered by the River Dikler, the Fosse Way and the village of Lower Slaughter the land is made up of low-lying river meadows that have never been intensively farmed. On the higher ground, nitrogen-rich clover-sown meadows create ideal grazing conditions for the winter months. The herdsman Richard has spent his entire life working with cattle, with over 42 years experience in the field and is allegedly on first name terms with all the cows!