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Bottle of milk

Where will our milk come from: 'battery' farms or free range cows?

Rosie Shute

11th November, 2011

The recent axing of the Nocton 'super-dairy' renewed interest in how our milk and cheese is produced. The Ecologist visited two dairy farms - an indoor, intensive unit and a year-round outdoor operation - to assess their very different approaches more...
CAFO

Revealed: the secret horror of the world's 'mega' factory farms

Matilda Lee

9th November, 2011

As the UK grapples with the arrival of 'mega' farms like Nocton and Foston, a shocking new book, CAFO, reveals the cruelty and vast scale of the global meat and dairy industry more...
'Not in my banger' campaign

US-style 'mega' Foston pig farm could still be halted says Soil Association

Ecologist

1st November, 2011

Proposals for a large-scale pig farm in Foston, Derbyshire, could herald new era of US-style factory farming in the UK but face concerns from government health officials more...
Cows

Nocton 'super-dairy' plans are just the start, say farmers

Tom Levitt

18th November, 2010

Controversial dairy farm in Lincolnshire will now have fewer than 4,000 cows but farmers behind proposal say they plan to scale up soon, while another mega-dairy unit is proposed in Cambridgeshire more...
Bottle of milk

Clydesdale Bank under fire over finance for Nocton 'super dairy'

Andrew Wasley

15th November, 2010

Campaigners claim the bank has refused to state what environmental assessments were carried out before supplying a mortgage - part of a £13-million land deal - to company behind controversial Nocton proposal. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Cows feeding

What is the environmental footprint of mega-dairy farming?



Tom Levitt

15th November, 2010

Plans for US-style mega-dairy farms in the UK are being heralded for their potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but scaling up may create as many problems as it attempts to solve

 reports Tom Levitt more...
Cows feeding

RESPONSE: Why Nocton 'super-dairy' offers a sustainable model for food production

David Alvis

9th November, 2010

With the second planning application for the controversial 'super dairy' at Nocton in Lincolnshire about to be submitted, agribusiness consultant David Alvis hits back at The Ecologist's recent coverage of the issue more...
Cow being milked

UK farmers face dilemma over 'super-dairy' plans

Tom Levitt

21st September, 2010

Plans for an 8,100-cow dairy farm at Nocton in Lincolnshire will ‘polarise’ farming in the UK and destroy smaller rural-based family farms say those working in the sector. Tom Levitt investigates more...

'Super-dairy' may only meet 'minimum' welfare standards

Andrew Wasley

21st September 2010

Advocates of Britain's biggest dairy farm, at Nocton, have sold the concept on the basis of its outstanding animal welfare and environmental credentials. But new evidence suggests this may not be possible without public funding. Andrew Wasley reports more...

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