Become a member today … join our mission to bring wholesome slaughter-free milk to homes across Britain and beyond
The not-for-profit Ahimsa Dairy is a pioneering and unique farm that is entirely slaughter-free. Our much loved cows retire when their milking days are over and the bull calves are raised to be magnificent working oxen. All will live out their days with us until their natural end. Ahimsa calves remain with their mothers and the milking herd and we do not use artificial insemination. Instead we have a big Swiss Brown bull called Superhero whose job is to please the ladies. The cows graze on organic pasture and we milk by hand.
We began with six milking cows in partnership with an organic farm in Kent. We soon realised we had to be independent if we were to farm to our own standards. After many trials and tribulations we finally bought 48 acres of organic land in Rutland with an option to buy a further 24 – which we have now secured. Today we have eleven milking cows in a herd of 38. All are individuals with names.
Nobody thought it was possible to do this. We have come a long way with lots of goodwill but on a shoestring budget. Now our mission to make wholesome slaughter-free milk widely available in the UK and beyond. Join us and be part of a movement that will revolutionise the lives of dairy cows, cherish the environment and reignite the timeless bond between humans and cattle.
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“The Ahimsa Dairy is starting a slaughter-free revolution because it’s now what people want and Rutland is paving the way. It’s a huge step forward for farmers, cows and the environment. I’ll never say I’m vegan again!”
Chrissie Hynde, Lead Singer – Pretenders