Caithness Dairy

We aim to start a small sustainable dairy business milking a herd of Jersey cattle, with milk being made into ice cream on farm.

by Joe Hargreaves in Thrumster, Caithness, Scotland

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We would like to create a tradition family farm business by starting a small sustainable dairy farm where all milk is processed on farm and sold directly to the public.

We aim to sell some of the milk directly via our very own milk round, so people in the Caithness area can wake up to some luxury fresh Jeresy milk on their doorstep. The rest of the milk will then be lovingly turned into a rich milky ice cream by my wife and our cheif taste tester who happens to be our three year old daughter. The ice cream we would be looking to retail this to the cafes and resturants in the local area.


As well as the making of ice cream and the milk deliveries it will be all hands on farm work. We plan to milk the cows once a day in the morning (getting up at 5am to do this will be my job) the rest of the girls day will be spent grazing, drinking, lying down and socialising.


Throughout the year we will be having open days to allow people to see where their milk comes from and how the cows are looked after as we want people to become more connected with where their food and drink comes from and the effort that is put in to produce it.


With the money we hope to rasie it will help us purchase the start of our Jersey herd, the milking parlour and pasturising equipment.


Help create the most northernly dairy on the mainland of scotland.

www.caithnessdairy.co.uk

Thank you for your support!

Joe, Ellen & Florence


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

Become a dairy farmer for the day, try your hands at milking the cows, driving the tractor feeding the calves and be treated to a farmers lunch.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

As well as us being forever thankful, you will get a permanant thank you and mention on the Supporters page on our website.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

As well as the mention on our Supporters page on our website you will recieve as much tea as you can drink if you ever drop by.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

As much ice cream as you can eat on a private tour of the farm and experience feeding the calves as well as trying your hands and making your own ice cream.