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A Rollercoaster of a Few Months at the Ahimsa Dairy – Posted in: News, Updates

It has been a challenging end to 2015 for the Ahimsa Dairy and oxen. For a long time we have been planning to move our milking cows from the Kent Commonwork Farm to our Groby (Leicestershire) neighbour’s farm, where we would set up our mobile milking unit. Our Groby site land is without electricity – which we need for the processing of milk – so the arrangement with our neighbour had solved that problem for…

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Bigger not always Better. – Posted in: General, News

The organic advocate group The Soil Association says Organic Farming adopts a practical model for producing climate friendly food. “This is because it is less dependent on oil-based fertilizers and pesticides and confers resilience in the face of climatic extremes. It also stores higher levels of carbon in the soil, and as a result if organic farming was common practise in the UK, we could offset at least 23% of agriculture’s greenhouse emissions.” Using all…

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Press release – Dec 2011 – Posted in: News, Press Releases

Press Release 4th December 2011 The Ahimsa Dairy Foundation launches cow and calf sponsorship scheme The Ahimsa Dairy Foundation (ADF), which supplies entirely slaughter-free milk from its herd of organic cows in Kent, has now launched a sponsorship scheme for people to help support its cows and calves. The Ahimsa herd are mostly named after Indian or English flowers and supporters can currently choose one of nine cows, or three calves to sponsor – although…

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Soil Degradation: future catastrophe – Posted in: Cow Talk, General, News, Uncategorized

In a recent National Geographic article, Charles Mann announced:   “Soil degradation is putting the future of the global population at risk.” Civil unrest in Latin America, Asia and Africa have now been attributed to a lack of food and/or affordable food, as a result of poor soil. In other countries such as Australia, and the nations of Africa on the southern edge of the Sahara, cattle grazing and feed-crop production on marginal lands; contribute substancially to…

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