“Yes and no. The move to a Jersey herd means we get far less milk than we used to as they produce a higher quality, creamier milk but a lower yield. But that’s fine by us. Quality is always the goal and we’d never put that on the line for quantity’s sake.
“It’s had a knock-on effect with how intensely we farm too. Back when we had far more land, cows and milk volume, we had huge suppliers, but they had the power to call us up and say, we’re paying 5p less per litre of milk, and there’d be nothing we could do. By processing ourselves though, we no longer work with huge names and can have close, direct relationships with local businesses. We’ve given ourselves control and stronger, co-dependent relationships. It’s a much nicer way of working.”