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Cotteswold Dairy was one of the first dairies to offer organic milk and we were the first dairy to offer it in returnable, reusable glass pint bottles in the late 1990s. Our 5 organic farmers are certified by the
OF& G (Organic Farmers and Growers Association), the cows are fed a diet free from artificial additives, chemicals and genetically modified ingredients. The cows on our organic farms spend much of their lives outdoors, grazing naturally on a diet of grass and clover. However, in the winter months when it is cold with limited grass, the farmers bring them inside where they have invested numerous resources to ensure the cows have the highest standard of comfort and can freely express their natural behaviours. Our farmers strive to prioritise the health, welfare and comfort of our cows by giving them this special attention. Many of our organic farmers have automated milking systems that allow the cow to have a greater choice of freedom, the cows can choose when they would like to be milked, when to feed and how long they rest.
All of our Organic farmers are Red Tractor and OF&G Certified (Organic Farmers & Growers Association).