Here at Godminster Farm the wellbeing of every cow is absolutely paramount.
We are pleased to reveal that our organic cows are now wearing brand new, bright blue rumination collars. This revolutionary technology is a health monitoring program that includes an app for smartphones, that tracks the rumination (the cows chewing the grass) and activity of each cow. The data gathered is based on the behaviour of the cows and means that if there is any metabolic abnormality it is picked up early – in fact all the dairy staff are sent a notification as soon as it occurs! This ties in with our commitment to farming organically and preventing any disease before it has a chance to develop. All of the data from each cow’s collar is transmitted back to the hub then tracked and monitored.
So, as you can see the health of our 280 organic herd (that makes the milk that goes into our organic cheese) is carefully managed with a dedication to high standards of animal welfare.