What We Do

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Sponsor Our Calves

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Dora's Dairy

About Us

We are a fourth generation farming family that started when Jonathan's great grandmother, Sarah, began to milk cows with her husband "Gaffer" Gleed in the late 1800s at Park Gate Farm in Purton. His grandfather Stanley, born in 1905, continued to work the farm, milking 12 cows until 1953 when he moved his family and the cows to Quarry Farm. John William Cook (not to be confused with Jonathan Cook) took over the running of the farm after he left school and installed an abreast milking parlour much to the disgust of his father who said “milking machines will never catch on!” He increased the size of the herd and invested in modern equipment to improve the efficiency of the farm. We still use the same parlour today which equates to over 39,400 milkings and 1,577,000 cows milked in the parlour! After many years of working on the farm alongside his dad, Jon picked up the reins when his father became ill in 2011 and sadly passed away in 2012.

Jon and his partner Sarah now care for the farm and they have 50 dairy cows who graze 8 months of the year on the 80 acres at Quarry Farm. The land produces lush grass that gives you the smooth taste you get from our milk. It has always been Jon’s dream to sell the milk that he and his sisters enjoyed whilst growing up. Raw milk is what Jon and Sarah are passionate about along with promoting the many health benefits of raw milk.

The cows are a friendly bunch with their own characters and names, some mischievous and some gentle but all happy, loved and well cared for. Nutrition and welfare is a high priority and we work closely with our vet to keep the girls healthy and to keep the use of antibiotics to a minimum. Our girls stay with us for a long time, our oldest cow Granny, is 13 and has had 11 calves.

2016 saw the birth of the farm's first replacement heifer called Dora, which is Sarah's middle name. Since then 4 more young ladies have been born on the farm; Holie the Holstein, Jersey Girl a Jersey cross, Bones and Little Pinky who are Holstein cross.

Dora's Dairy

Farmers & Helpers

Jonathan

Jonathan

'Head of the Herd' has been caring for animals and the land at Quarry Farm since he could walk, and has been driving a tractor for nearly as long!

His formal agricultural training began at Lackham agricultural college where he studied the business side of farming. After going out to see what the world could offer which involved working in an office for a local agricultural merchant, then setting up his own business indigocollartags.com selling dog tags, he returned to work full time with his father on the farm in 1993.

He knew he wanted to learn more about the milk his pasture fed cows were producing. After a lot of research and a couple of, Wow, I didn’t know that! moments, he set about his goal to bottle this nutrient rich product with so many health benefits and make it available for people to buy and benefit from as he and his sisters had done whilst growing up.

His dream was realised in May 2017 when Dora’s Dairy’s first customer walked away with a bottle of the white stuff. A new journey had begun.
Sarah

Sarah

Sarah the ‘FarmHer’ as she is known on the farm, started life in Purton where she grew up with her father’s Dorset Horn sheep and numerous ponies. The transition back to farming was easy when she moved to Quarry Farm in 2014, buying her first cow in 2016, a Noremead Helena Baxter named Soupy.

Having spent most of her adult working life in a commercial environment, Sarah decided to have a major career change in 2011 and qualified as a firefighter, which she thoroughly enjoyed for five years before returning to farming life. Many of the skills she picked up in training are proving invaluable and she has become a major asset to Quarry Farm. Sarah’s passion is her animals. Dora, her first calf, is clearly the favourite and regularly gets excessive amounts of treats! Whenever Sarah walks around the farm it’s not uncommon to see the dogs, donkeys, cows and calves following in the hope of a stroke or carrots.

She has a passion for RAW milk and is a self professed ‘milk bore', extolling the health benefits at every opportunity.
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