What does it mean to be organic?
Being certified as organic means that you have been approved by the Soil Association and can demonstrate that you are committed to a system of farming which aims to produce high-quality food, using methods that benefit people, the environment, plant health and animal welfare. It means no artificial fertilisers, no pesticides and higher animal welfare.
What is regenerative farming?
Regenerative farming aims to ensure that farming has a positive impact on our land and environment. Key to this is working with nature to improve the habitats, soil and biodiversity of the farm. Many of the principles of organic farming are aligned to regenerative farming but not all farmers who have regenerative values have been certified as organic.
Improving our soils
Healthy soil is critical to regenerative farming. We aim to farm in a way that regenerates soil health. Restoring soil reduces atmospheric CO2 and dramatically improves water retention which is increasingly important with climate change and drier summers. It also helps with grass growth. Ensuring adequate grass growth to feed the herd is vital to a dairy farm.