Are microdairies the future?

location Arts at the Old Fire Station | 3 PM-4 PM Wednesday 15 April 2015 (GMT)

Are microdairies the future of milk production?

With the UK dairy industry in crisis, do microdairies with minimal input costs offer a solution? How robust is the business model and do they offer a route into the farming sector for budding entrepreneurs?

This event is being organised by Funding Enlightened Agriculture (FEA) and the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC). For more information on what FEA does see out website -


Colin Tudge (Co-Founder, Funding Enlightened Agriculture, Co-Founder, Oxford Real Farming Conference)

Colin will examine the current state of the UK dairy industry and the reason for the huge problems it faces.

Nick Snelgar (Maple Field Milk)

Nick has set up a microdairy and processing unit and delivers milk to the surrounding areas. He will set out his model and how it can be replicated.

Matt Dale (North Aston Dairy)

Matt will explain how his 17-cow, mainly grass-fed microdiary, based in Oxfordshire managers to deliver milk to the local area.

Michael Norton (Co-Founder Unltd)

Michael will introduce the discussion, looking at how robust the microdairy model is and how to scale it up.


Arts at the Old Fire Station

40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ, United Kingdom

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