The Little Milk Company is a co-operative of Organic Dairy Farmers who are spread throughout the Irish provinces of Munster and Leinster. All of our farms are family owned and run using organic farming methods. Our herds include a mix of Jersey and Montbeliarde cows, which are renowned for producing the highest quality of milk.
Michael & Anne Keane
Barrigone, Co. Limerick
We milk mostly Dairy Shorthorn cows, with some Kerry and Droimeann cattle also. I find these old breed more suitable to Organic farming methods as my system is to milk off grass for as long as possible and these breeds are very suitable.The cows milk mainly from grass, and because our land is on limestone rock it is very dry and I aim to let them out on grass as soon as they calve.
I believe in producing food as naturally as possible without chemical inputs and using the land as sustainably as possible. Seaweed washes up all over the edges of the farm and I gather and mix it with farmyard manure to provide a natural fertilizer.