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On 3rd November 2018 we successfully raised £56,580 with 592 supporters in 56 days

Unlike almost every other dairy farm in the world we keep our calves with their mum to suckle naturally. Help us start a dairy revolution.

by David + Wilma Finlay in Gatehouse Of Fleet, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Leesa Kenyon 2nd November 2018

Really hope this way of farming is common practice very very soon 💗 🐄 no need to tear babies away from their mummys and you are proving that, well done

Dominic Elsworth 2nd November 2018

It is gratifying to see a dairy farmer who wants to do the best by his cows and calfs and demonstrate, to the general public and the farming community, that this can be done in harmony with the wider environment whilst still making a profit.

Laura Edwards 2nd November 2018

Animal welfare is so important to me and I'm so glad you're working hard to make a change for the better in the farming industry. Wishing you the very best of luck!

Jocelyn Payne 2nd November 2018

This is such a great idea! You can't have a proper brew with non-dairy milk, but I don't want to add to cows' suffering - thank you for this! Excited!

Sophie Blau 2nd November 2018

Amazing. I am obsessed with cheese but have struggled with the ethics, now I don’t have to. And you’re going to spread the word. Thank you!

Jane Sayner 1st November 2018

I am vegan because I don't like cruel dairy practices. If everyone were like you I'd consider eating dairy again. Thank you for caring so much about the animals you work with and making such a huge effort to improve practices.

anne@thebartonpoughill.co.uk 1st November 2018

I've been ethically farming Aberdeen Angus Beef for a number of years now and applaud your efforts to bring the same ethics to Dairy. Best of Luck and I'll be following your progress closely!

Denise Gilfoyle 1st November 2018

I hope this project is a success and other dairies start to become more ethical in their farming practices. Certainly looking forward to sampling the cheese. Wishing you all the best.

Gerald Miles 1st November 2018

We need to bring and encourage more and more young people outside our farming sector to farm in an ethical way to protect our planet and produce food produced by Love.

Valerie Page 1st November 2018

Make it easier for us. You must be missing lots of donations by not offering PayPal as an alternative. Also, I may find this later but haven't been asked to sign a form to collect back some of my tax.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

The Ethical Dairy Jute Bag for Life

Show your support for The Ethical Dairy when you shop with an practical organic jute bag featuring our logo.

£10 or more

A thank you for believing in us

A personal email from us thanking you for your support.

£20 or more

A big thank you for believing in us

A personal email from us thanking you for your support.

£50 or more

A great big thank you for believing in us

A personal card from us thanking you for believing in us, plus a cheese of your choice.

£65 or more

Become a Cheese Testing Hero!

This will pay for one single set of testing for a batch of cheese. We'll add your name to our Hero page on our website as a small token of our sincere thanks and appreciation for your support.

£80 or more

The Ethical Dairy Supporter Bundle

A practical organic jute bag for life, plus either an organic t-shirt, hoodie or apron carrying our The Ethical Dairy logo.

£90 or more

Become a Blue Cheese Testing Hero!

This will pay for one single set of testing for a batch of blue cheese. We'll add your name to our Hero page on our website as a small token of our sincere thanks and appreciation for your support.

£100 or more

Dairy Sponsor

We will add your name permanently to a sponsors wall in the farm viewing gallery. This means that everyone who visits on a farm tour will see that you have personally helped with our dairy revolution.

£150 or more

Be Our Guest! (2 people)

Come for a visit and enjoy a personal guided tour of our farm and cheese making with owners David & Wilma Finlay. This visit would include lunch and refreshments. You can ask any questions at all and the date of your visit would be agreed to suit you. For 2 people.

£200 or more

3 of 20 claimed

VIP Invite to Cheese Dairy Opening (2 people)

We are planning a special event to mark the opening of our new cheese dairy in May 2019. This reward is a VIP invite to that opening event. Date TBC.

£250 or more

Be Our Guest! (4 people)

Come for a visit and enjoy a personal guided tour of our farm and cheese making with owners David & Wilma Finlay. This visit would include lunch and refreshments. You can ask any questions at all and the date of your visit would be agreed to suit you. We'll also add your name to our sponsors wall. For 4 people.

£250 or more

Cheese for a Year!

Enjoy cheese for a year. This reward is for a small cheese box delivered to your door for a year. This reward is estimated to have a start date of July 2019 to give us time to make the cheese we need! Although if you would prefer this reward to commence sooner, we can organise that.

£500 or more

Lots of Cheese for a Year!

Enjoy cheese for a year. This reward is for a medium cheese box delivered to your door for a year. This reward is estimated to have a start date of July 2019 to give us time to make the cheese we need! Although if you would prefer this reward to commence sooner, we can organise that.

£1,000 or more

2 of 8 claimed

Sponsor a Cheese for 1 Year

Want your name on our packs? You can sponsor one of our cheeses for a full year. We'll announce you as our cheese sponsor and add your name and a thank you to you on every label and add your name to our sponsors wall. We'll also pop a generous supply of your chosen cheese in the post for you to enjoy.

£2,000 or more

Corporate Day Out

We will design a corporate experience day for your team and will add your or your company name to our sponsors wall. The day will include lunch, a personal tour of the farm and dairy with David and Wilma, meeting the cows and calves and a choice of practical activities - from ice cream making to tasting events. Cost based on a group of 8 people, however we are happy to modify this reward to suit your needs. Contact us for details

£2,000 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Sponsor a Cheese Experiment

This is an opportunity to help us create a brand new cheese! We are still experimenting with new cheeses and cheese experiments aren't cheap. This reward reflects the production costs of testing out a new idea. If you decide to become a cheese experiment sponsor we'll keep you up to date on what we're trying, invite you to help choose the name and we'll send you a full wheel of the finished cheese. We'll also add your name to our sponsors wall.


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