What happens when a dairy farmer and a vegan film-maker get together?

By Thisfarmlife
22nd August 2022
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Sick of the noise that drowns out the sensible debate around food production and diet, Cameraman Mark and Farmer Charles have set out on a new venture to explore each other’s worlds – in the hope that they can answer the many misconceptions surrounding food, and in particular livestock production.

Documenting their story in a series of short videos that focus around Mavis the cow, the pair are working together to dispel mistruths around food production and veganism while finding some middle ground – ground that’s well away from the extremists sitting on both sides of the fence!

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.

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