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Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

AF­TER read­ing your ar­ti­cle re­gard­ing dairy cows be­ing kept in­side (Town & Coun­try, Jan­uary 25), I de­cided to tele­phone Mor­risons HQ to see if its cows were in­deed made vic­tim to such con­di­tions. The com­pany has con­firmed that, un­less milk is branded or­ganic, then it’s likely that the an­i­mals are kept in­side. I will en­deav­our to buy or­ganic milk from now on and I thank COUN­TRY LIFE for in­form­ing me that this is hap­pen­ing. Carl Jones, by email

BRITISH dairy farm­ers take the health and wel­fare of their cows ex­tremely se­ri­ously. Cows should be able to ex­hibit their nat­u­ral be­hav­iour, which is why Red Trac­tor has spe­cific stan­dards for dairy hous­ing. Nearly all British dairy farms are Red Trac­tor as­sured, which means that they’re in­spected against an­i­mal health and wel­fare, en­vi­ron­men­tal and food-safety stan­dards. Shop­pers can be con­fi­dent in prod­ucts dis­play­ing the logo and we urge the pub­lic to con­tinue to back and value British dairy farm­ing. Michael Oakes, NFU dairy board chair­man

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