AJ & RG Barber high welfare cheese
Another recipient of a Good Dairy Commendation was family cheese and butter making business, AJ & RG Barber Ltd.
Using milk from their own farms and from an additional 140 trusted dairy farms in Somerset and Dorset, they create quality cheese using milk from cows that have access to pasture for an average of 200 days a year.
Compassion in World Farming said the award underlines the fact that smaller-scale, traditional dairy farming can produce higher welfare cheese.
Charlie Barber, director at Barber’s said: “At Barber’s we are committed to improving animal welfare standards and work collaboratively with our farmers and their vets to encourage improving health and welfare achievements on the farm. With this award we hope to strengthen our health and welfare credentials and appreciate just how important this approach is with customers and farmers alike."