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BRIDDLESFORD LODGE TO OFFER BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR FOR OPEN FARM SUNDAY


Members of the public are being invited to look behind the scenes of Briddlesford Lodge Farm on Open Farm Sunday – Sunday 9th June at 15:00.

Briddlesford is a working dairy farm with a milking herd of 140 prize winning pedigree Guernsey cows. There are a further 120 young stock, made up of heifers and calves, some bred for milk and some for veal.

A guided tour will show visitors the milking herd, calves and young stock, the barns, machinery, the Heritage Centre, and be able to watch the milking. Weather permitting there will be tractor rides around the fields to see the crops growing and the pastures for grazing.

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All will be offered a free drink of milk after the farm tour, with a chance to visit the Farm Shop and Bluebells café.

Open Farm Sunday is a national event organised by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming). Last year, 293,650 people visited farms all over the country on Open Farm Sunday, experiencing the joy of discovering the great outdoors down on the farm.

Paul Griffin, partner at Briddlesford Lodge Farm, said:

“Here at Briddlesford we farm to the highest welfare standard, and we welcome the opportunity to join in with this national event, now in its 13th year.  We want the public to know how we care for our animals, and how milk is produced”.

The tour is FREE, but visitors must book by emailing [email protected].  Places are limited.

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Sickens me to see farms using their animals like this. Dairy is an horrific business, in terms of both cruelty and damage to the environment and no amount of “Aaah, look at the cows” should detract people from the reality.

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