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Maple Field Milk – milk for the under fives

The latest news and “political comment” from Nick Snelgar.  Demand for his milk is rising so he’s looking for investors to help build up the dairy.  Do get in touch … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – the Perfect Run

12th June 2016 No: it’s not a great half marathon; not the Cresta run, nor slalom on snow – It’s the perfect  uninterrupted pasteurising run to produce fresh local milk. … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – Making a Meal of It

I’ve been silent.  I’ve been ill for four weeks.  Now I’m back. Everything became difficult. On top of  a beastly respiratory illness, the van fell silent in a pool of … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – Birth of Hope

9th January 2016 Imagine this.  I am loading the van with crates of fresh milk at 6.45am on Monday 4th January.  The radio is on tuned to Radio 4 Farming … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – House Cow

3rd September 2015 Achievement of the week – we have had our figures and projections and future plans picked apart and seriously analysed by a fab specialist. Robert Fraser, whose … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – Autumn Calves

22nd August 2015 Ten new customers last week. 16 new calves borne at Nunton. Is there a link? Logan the calf rearer is back. Small paddocks around the milking shed … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – Rapid Response to Dairy Crisis

This is the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) of Maple Field. I have just overheard the  dairy rep of the National Farmer’s Union – Ms Davis.  I have just heard her … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – the latest tale and news

July 26 2015 Have you lost a ferret? This is the bright yellow notice that greeted me  at 7.30 on Monday of last week on the door of Whiteparish shop.  … Read on

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Hats off to Maple Field Milk!

June 16 2015 Tracy Jones has been awarded an MSc in Organic Farming. Many prolonged congratulations to her. I, in turn, have awarded myself an MSc in Applied Agriculture on … Read on

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Maple Field Milk: How micro-dairies could supply all the milk needs of Salisbury

6th June 2015 Let’s try and develop the idea in last week’s blog of networks of milk micro-processors together providing fresh milk for the whole of the country. This is … Read on

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