Today is World Milk Day, established in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food, and to celebrate the dairy sector.
FOLK2FOLK has long been proud to support UK dairy farmers to grow, develop and diversify their business by providing straightforward access to finance.
Via our loans, we are funding improvements to dairy farm infrastructure with new cow accommodation and on-farm retail outlets to increase the returns per litre of milk and other dairy products. Recently we have funded three dairy enterprises wishing to purchase small strategic parcels of land which allow cows to access larger areas of their existing farm. Every Wednesday, we sponsor the calf ring at our local cattle market in Holsworthy, Devon with our FOLK2FOLK Champion Calf Award, to encourage dairy farmers to present a better quality calf to increase their returns.