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‘None of our farmers turn off the tap at any time of the year’ – how the Isle of Man’s booming dairy sector incentivises farmers to produce milk all year round

Jewel in the Irish Sea’ supplies dairy products all over the world, while maintaining the highest standards of grass-fed nutrition, animal welfare and sustainability

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Happy at home: Kayleigh Coole on her family dairy farm on the Isle of Man. Photos: Niall Hurson

Happy at home: Kayleigh Coole on her family dairy farm on the Isle of Man. Photos: Niall Hurson

Isle of Man Creamery managing director Findlay Macleod

Isle of Man Creamery managing director Findlay Macleod

Cheese is small-batch-produced, with some aspects still handcrafted

Cheese is small-batch-produced, with some aspects still handcrafted

Home to 30 dairy farms, the island produces 25m litres of milk per year from its over 3,000 strong cow herd

Home to 30 dairy farms, the island produces 25m litres of milk per year from its over 3,000 strong cow herd

Cheese has been made on the Isle of Man for hundreds of years, with techniques being passed down through generations

Cheese has been made on the Isle of Man for hundreds of years, with techniques being passed down through generations

Milk is supplied to retailers in 0.5l, 1l and 1.75l cartons

Milk is supplied to retailers in 0.5l, 1l and 1.75l cartons

The creamery produces 280t of butter per year

The creamery produces 280t of butter per year

Findlay with his creamery's milk

Findlay with his creamery's milk

The farm keeps 180 cows, made up of a wide mix of breeds which includes, British Friesian, Norwegian Red, Danish Red, Jersey and Dairy Shorthorn

The farm keeps 180 cows, made up of a wide mix of breeds which includes, British Friesian, Norwegian Red, Danish Red, Jersey and Dairy Shorthorn

4101 The island’s milk never travels more than 29km from farm to creamery and none of the farms are more than 8km from the sea.

4101 The island’s milk never travels more than 29km from farm to creamery and none of the farms are more than 8km from the sea.

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Happy at home: Kayleigh Coole on her family dairy farm on the Isle of Man. Photos: Niall Hurson

Described as the jewel in the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man is 50km long and 21km wide, encompassing 145,280ac.

Home to 30 dairy farms, the island produces 25 million litres of milk per year from its over 3,000-strong cow herd.


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