How do cows produce milk? Dairy farmer Charles shows you
10th July 2020
Cows are experts at turning food that is inedible for humans, like grass, and other waste from our own food processing industries, into milk.
With the help of his kitchen blender, farmer Charles explains how we rely on cows to produce nutritious milk, full of vitamins and minerals.
About Charles and his farm
Charles is a mixed dairy, beef, and arable farmer, working in partnership with his father and two brothers in Warwickshire. They milk 350 Holstein cows, using both conventional and robotic systems. They grow wheat, barley, oilseed rape, oats, potatoes, and maize over 1300 acres, as well as having diversified into industrial units.
Charles is married to Linda, a primary school teacher, and they have two children, Chloe and Henry. He has a real passion for education and helping people gain a better understanding of the food they eat and how it is produced.
Watch more of Charles’ farm videos.
About Just Farmers
Charles was trained in media and video-production by Just Farmers – a project run by BBC Broadcaster and Journalist Anna Jones, and TV self-shooting producer/director, Alex Price.
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