THE COW-KIND, CALF-FRIENDLY MICRO-DAIRY !
" You can taste the kindness"
Welcome to the pioneering , Calf at Foot Dairy®️ !
founded by Fiona Provan
The Calf at Foot Dairy®️ methods were pioneered by Fiona Provan through her belief that dairy cows should keep their calves until their natural weaning age- putting welfare before profit, because health, happiness and the ethical treatment of animals should always come first. Despite many claims to the contrary this is entirely possible!
When you drink milk from Calf at Foot Dairy®️ cows, you are not drinking milk from a depressed, grieving animal who has had her baby taken away. My mission is to make the world a better place for dairy cows.
If dairies had glass walls everyone would buy milk from a Calf At Foot Dairy®️ as we insist on the highest and most compassionate welfare standards.
To learn more about
The CAFD Method / Gold-Top-Standard
click on the link
Autumn/Winter 2023: Fiona is now available to visit you on your farm or smallholding to help you whether you just want advice for house-cow and calf welfare or to take that big step further with practical help, support, full on consultancy with follow up mentoring to get you into micro-dairying and getting your milk to market.
email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
BUYING OUR MILK & BEEF
We are in the middle of moving and settling in our herd, regarding milk enquires- going forward Fiona will focus primarily on mentoring other small businesses in her CAFD methods and continuing her campaign for higher welfare standards for dairy cows. If a new team of Dairy Angels presents itself milk sales may resume under guidance, until then for online sales please go to
Good news there are now other dairies following (to a certain extent) our high welfare methods, these are called 'Cow Calf Dairies' please go to the
disclaimer: Cow-Calf Dairies do not necessarily follow the Calf at Foot Dairy's strict welfare methods & may not be
fully compliant with the CAFD Gold-top standard.
"Producing proper milk, but with compassion"
Don't ask me why our milk is expensive the question is to ask why is other milk cheap and that goes for any food!
- Fiona Provan (tenant farmer/founder CAFD )
But don't just take our word for it check out the endless list of 5 Star customer reviews in the online shop......
If you have any queries please go to our Contact page.
Please don't ring me after 8pm unless it's urgent.
Our customers are our certifying body - We are not certified by an organic body or any other certifying body, we are proudly 'unsigned' we don't feel these certifying bodies do our methods and extremely high standards of welfare the justice it deserves! Also we do not feel the need to tick any more boxes than we have to by law. There aren't boxes to suit us anyway - we sit proudly outside the box !
but just to reassure you.......
........Our beautiful Jersey milking cows are fed a natural pasture fed diet sometimes the more highly bred Jerseys need help while feeding a hungry calf and they will be fed some organic oats this is why we are crossing these girls with native breeds so they don't give too much of themselves and can do well on just pasture alone, lowering inputs/pressure on the planet.
· No routine use of antibiotics, wormers' or chemicals on our cows or on our farm. and of course we do not use chemical fertilizers or sprays where our cows graze. Our cows are not treated as disposables or commodities.
I set up The CAFD in 2012 to make the world a better place for dairy cows and can now proudly say our micro-dairy triggered a 'Cruelty Free Dairy Revolution' with other dairies all over the UK and even the globe copying our methods 👍👍👍(and sometimes our name without my express permission👎).
I do not believe the cow is here to produce milk for us humans, no I think it's for her calf but, I do believe if there was a 'holy grail' of nutritional, health giving foods then raw milk from traditional purely pasture fed cows is just about as close as your going to get.
And don't forget, properly grazed cows on farms practicing holistic management can save the planet. Don't believe the burping, farting methane conspiracy of the mega corps blaming the cow, making her a scapegoat for climate change - the blame for that sits squarely on the shoulders of factory farming and The 'industry' and of course fossil fuels.
“It’s not the cow, it's the how” Bring back the cow. Value soil not oil,
save our soils!