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Three generations of the Richardson family have been grazing and milking a herd of Fresian and Montbeliarde dairy cows at Carpenters Hill Farm, situated near Beoley (Redditch), a village on the Worcestershire / Warwickshire border and only 10 minutes south of the edge of Birmingham. We are in easy reach of the Cotswolds.
My body needs raw milk. It needs the friendly bacteria which only raw milk can provide. Raw milk is rich in enzymes and pasteurization kills those enzymes. My body needs the enzymes from raw milk. Farmers and their families can drink raw milk, so I support efforts that make it easier for everyone else to have access to raw milk also.
We know our cows individually and we know that the milk they produce comes from grazing on the rich grasslands north of the village of Beoley and which is underlain by marl and sandstone. Land rich in marl has been known for many years to produce excellent grass and it encourages the growth of plants like clover which in turn leads to a higher and more sustainable milk yield (we think it makes the milk taste good too!).