Trenow Cove Dairy has started production of real fresh unpasteurised milk following a DEFRA inspection on Friday.
Its remarkable in lots of ways. Its the only milk being currently produced from a Whitebred Shorthorn cow in the world, (despite being a dual purpose breed), - its a first for at least half a century. Its a promotion of this very rare breed of cow with approx 152 registered females in the world. Its probably the smallest dairy in Britain. It is also the first dairy production in Perranuthnoe village for many decades, having last been produced by Joe Laity at Lynfield farm. Also a rarity is that it is milk that has not been homogenised. So, like old fashioned milk the cream comes to the top of the bottle. There is some evidence from the Soil Association that homogenised milk contributes to heart disease, (fat molecules have been made smaller and therefore more readily absorbed from the gut into the blood stream).
Chilled milk will be available daily in 1 litre or 2 litre tamper proof milk containers, selling at £1.20 & £2.20 respectively. Karen can be contacted directly by phone or mobile to place orders tell: 711875 or 07980 313739. Milk will be available for collection at 11.30am in the village.
Production will double in August when Buttercup gives birth. However, by this time it is anticipated that milk will be available pasteurised along with the current unpasteurised form. Other products such as plain and fruit yogurt, butter and buttermilk will also be available. Pasteurised products will be made available in Perranuthnoe Village Crafts with milk prices remaining at current values.
Marazion School craft club is looking for old woollen jumpers, old adult t-shirts and broken crayons, to turn into new things for the spring cancer fair at the Marazion community centre at the end of march.
If you have anything to donate, please leave with Katie Kirk or Yvonne Groves.
As you are all probably aware BT Infinity is now available in Perranuthnoe. This is just to let everyone know that all is not what it seems.
Although the 40mg speed offered by BT Infinity's fibre network is reaching the cabinet at the crossroads opposite the Dynasty as soon as it starts to travel through the village it is a completely different story. In the words of a BT engineer, the equipment in the village is out of the arc and not capable of the job.
The speed gradually decreases so much so that by the time it reaches us (The Old Chapel) it is only running at 12mb. The BT Infinity hub will not even connect at this speed as it is expecting at least 15mb.
Bt however still expect you to pay Infinity prices and are not offering any discounts.
If any of you have signed up for BT Infinity or any other service providers super fast broadband it would be great if you could let everyone know (via the comment box below) what speeds you are getting and whereabouts in the village you are so others can make an informed choice.
I am pleased to announce the arrival of Snowdrop who is Daisy's first calf. Hopefully the beginning of building up the numbers of this very rare breed of cow.
The Whitebred Shorthorn are an indigenous breed but suffered badly in the 1968 foot and mouth outbreak in Cumberland, to the extent that they have dropped from being critical to worse than that. Now there are only 150 registered females in the world, and today 151. In this area there are 6 cows and 1 bull over at Pendeen and my 3 -now 4, here. They winter out, eat a varied diet and are highly favoured by Natural England for their conservation grazing.
I am proposing to milk Daisy but I need to go through a few more hoops with Environmental Health to sell pasteurised milk in a shop. However, in the meantime I can sell the milk direct to the public unpasteurised.
The "herd" is registered with everyone it needs to be and the milk will be tested. So to start off with it will be old fashioned full cream milk. Later in the year (when Buttercup calves) I will be doing yogurt and butter. In the dairying process the calves need to be separated from their mother after a day or two so Snowdrop will only be here until Saturday. That is when she will go to Pendeen to be hand reared with some other young Whitebred Shorthorns