Milk’s Up FAQ & Gallery
Read our FAQ for further information on Milk’s Up, and while you are here, look at our gallery to see our happy, free-range cows!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here at Milk’s Up, we keep our dairy cows healthy, properly fed and well looked after at all times. We believe that healthy cows are happy cows and that happy cows produce high quality, and greater quantities of milk. We are also red tractor inspected and soil association inspected which ensures that we are meeting their standards.
Organic produce is more expensive because it costs the farmer more to produce it. Not only does it take two years to convert conventional farms to organic farms, but non-GM feed is more expensive, and the volume of milk organic cows produce is lower.
There are many differences between organic and regular farming. One of the main differences is that organic farming prohibits the use of antibiotics and other drugs in feed to trigger milk production or growth.
Organic farming also has longer antibiotic withdrawals than conventional milk and meat. This means that if an animal becomes ill and must have antibiotics, its milk/meat is kept out of the food supply chain for double the amount of time compared to a conventional animal. There are also no sprays or fertilisers put on the land meaning there are a few extra weeds around!
No, our milk does not contain antibiotics. If a cow gets ill, it may require antibiotics. Though in this instance, the cow’s milk would be separated and not included in the milk that enters the dairy.
The taste of milk, whether organic or regular, can vary from bottle to bottle and season to season. Just a few things taste can be affected by include the breed of the cow, what’s in the cows’ feed, the time of year and the farm location.
Here at Milk’s Up, we carefully select our cows and let livestock graze in rich pastures, ensuring to produce the finest milk.
We hope that you will buy a reusable glass bottle from our vending machine to help us to reduce plastic waste and be as environmentally friendly as possible.
We recommend rinsing with cold water once the bottle is empty and then putting it in the dishwasher or washing with hot soapy water!
With shop brought milk, the milk is stored on farm for up to 2 days before it is picked up and taken to a processing plant (ours travels near to London to be processed). Here it can be stored for up to four days whilst the milk is pasteurised (heated to kill off harmful bacteria), standardised (removal of the butterfat) and homogenised (to stop the cream from rising to the top). It is then packed and distributed all over the country. However, with our milk, we can guarantee that it will never be more than 2 days old before it hits your fridge as we have a constant supply!
Contact us today for further information on our milk near Croyde or pay a visit to our milk vending machine. Whether you need milk for your cereal or tea breaks, you will certainly notice the difference!