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Why Do We Keep Guernsey Cows?

Guernsey cows are known for their docile and friendly nature. Rather than trample you to death, they want to lick you to death! They don't produce as much milk as other breeds do but they make up for it in the creaminess of their milk, quality not quantity! Other dairy breeds typically have butterfat of 3.5% whilst our Guernseys are up at 5.5%- that's the secret to making the most delicious ice cream.

Happy cows produce more and better quality milk. A scientific study has shown that if you name a cow and treat her as an individual she will produce 500 pints more milk a year.

Their welfare is crucial to our business, and we do everything to make our girls happy!

We are one of the only herds of pedigree Guernseys in the UK with over 200 cows currently producing our lovely milk. Managing a pedigree herd takes skill, time and lots of effort and we have a dedicated team that specialises in the three stages of looking after the herd.

Say Hi to our Farmer Phill!

Our Guernseys are taken care of by Phill Carlisle and his team based at Thornton Lodge, Finghall. Phill has many years experience of farming and is very focused on ensuring our Guernseys receive the very best care, food and attention at all times.

Guernsey Cows need a little more attention than some other breeds, particularly when they are starting out, so we house our calves at Brymor - keeping them tucked up in a cosy barn until the warmth of Spring when they can graze on our pasture here at the farm.  

The calf shed is open to the public so why not call in and see the calves and make it a part of your visit to the Parlour?  
Our opening times
can be found here http://www.brymordairy.co.uk/Parlour-Cafe.

Call and see the calves soon - they love a good selfie in the barn!

Show Success

This Summer our Guernsey Girls 'Chloe' and 'Flo' have been super busy attending local shows across the region. The girls have been impeccably well turned out at every event, and are always on their very best behaviour. This season the girls have won a total of nine prizes, and four of them were in the top two places! A big well done to our Guernsey Girls, not forgetting our resident 'Cow Girl' Rosie Grant, for all her hard work and dedication to our girls.
Click on the gallery to see the girls in action:

Latest Herd News

Wow, we've won a double at The Great Taste Awards!

  • Posted On: 14 August 2018
  • Author: Jo
  • Number of views: 338
Wow, we've won a double at The Great Taste Awards!

 We are delighted to have achieved double national recognition in the Guild of Fine Foods 2018 Great Taste Awards, winning a One Star Award for our amazing Guernsey milk and a One Star Award for our sister supermarket brand, Yorkshire Ice Cream.  As a farm based business in Wensleydale making ice cream by hand, the awards are a real accolade;  this year’s Awards attracted a record 12,634 entries yet only 3,658 achieve an award. 


 Great Taste is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’. The Great Taste logo is the sign consumers can trust when buying food and drink in local, quality retailers.

 

 Recognised as a stamp of excellence, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding or packaging. The judges savour, confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1, 2 or 3-star award.

 

 Brymor has been recognised by The Awards for the last three consecutive years for our Brymor Guernsey Ice Cream, one of only five brands of ice cream made in the UK from Guernsey milk.  Established in 1984, Brymor Guernsey Ice Cream is now sold in more than 300 independent retailers, supermarkets and farm shops. 


 However, Yorkshire Ice Cream was only launched in 2017 and is made with Dales milk from local farms and was developed as an affordable, everyday quality product. It is already proving a hit in supermarkets and is now sold in Waitrose, Morrisons, The Co-Op and Booths.

 

 Brymor’s Managing Director Paul Hodgson said “We are delighted that two of our key products have been recognised by The Guild of Fine Foods.  The Guernsey milk produced by our Guernsey cows is the foundation of Brymor Ice Cream products so the award is a real mark of quality”.  He added “Yorkshire Ice Cream is made with Dales milk from local farms and is a similar recipe to Brymor Guernsey Ice Cream. The judges have obviously recognised the skill with which we have created a great tasting affordable product”.


 The panel of judges this year included; MasterChef 2018 champion, Kenny Tutt, chef and food writer, Elly Curshen, eco chef and food writer, Tom Hunt, author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, baker Tom Herbert, author and blogger, Izy Hossack, and baker and recipe writer, Martha Collison, as well as food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges and Sourced Market.  Find out where to buy Brymor here or come to our fantastic Ice Cream Parlour and taste 30 different flavours of Brymor! 

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