As Archers listeners will know, the supposed future for the dairy industry is battery cows. Huge unnatural American breeds such as the Holstein (super Fresians) confined in their thousands in battery pens in vast rural warehouses, fed on factory-produced food that comes in sacks and is sometaimes made from fish. Never seeing the light of day, and fooled by industrial lighting that kids them that it is forever May, never feeling a meadow under their hooves or laying in the shade of a friendly Elm.
Their high-volume low-fat milk is then further skimmed to remove cream and then homogenised by being squirted through diesel injectors at incredibly high pressure; this breaks down the remaining fat globules to particles so small that we humans can't taste it when the fat has turned rancid and is decaying. Which means we can still be pouring it in our tea a month after the cow was milked. 'Cravendale' is nothing but rancid poison with a good marketing campaign.
What I want on my pint of milk is a breed, herd and farm identifier, an assurance that the cows are not factory cows, and a milking date. With no cream removed and the milk only lightly pasteurised. And for this I will happily pay £1 a pint.
Am I the only one?