A visit to Old Park Farm, one of Pensworth’s dairy suppliers, is like stepping into a piece of history. While their methods of milking their cows are modern, the care that they take over each of their 107 milking cows is unusual in today’s world. Richard and Ruth Baker have had the farm since 1998, when they took over from Richard’s father. Before that, it was his grandfather’s farm, which the family had run – first renting, then owning – since 1928.
Describing how they manage the farm and their cows, Ruth tells us, “It’s a simple system and that’s how it’s always been done.”