Channel Island Dairy Produce from Pedigree Guernsey Cattle
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Welcome to Kiln Farm PDF Print E-mail
Written by Clare Cox   
Wednesday, 08 October 2008 00:00

Alderney is the most Northerly Channel Island. Located approximately 8 miles West of France and 16 miles North-East of Guernsey. The Island measures 3.5 miles by 1.5 miles and is about 1800 acres. There are 2200 residents but the population increases to around 4000 in the peak holiday season.

Mike & I moved to the Island from Cheshire in July 2000 with our 3 children. Stuart then 11, Hannah 8 and Craig 6. The Island herd of Guernseys had been run down as the previous owner had suffered ill health. The Islanders had been forced to import Dairy products when the local supply had ended. Therefore Mike and I had to start from scratch. We produce a complete range of products with milk, cream, butter, ice-cream, whole milk yogurt, fat free bio yogurt, soured cream and butter milk processed throughout the year.

A by-product of the dairy herd are the Guernsey bull calves which are reared extensively on a grass base system for beef. These are put through our butchery and sold locally. Some to private individuals but most through the Island grocery stores.


Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2008 20:11
On Our Farm BBC Radio 4 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Cox   
Thursday, 08 January 2009 09:11

The edition of this long running Radio 4 programme on 28th December 2008 featured Kiln Farm fame at last! The programme relayed the background to our arrival on Alderney and the development of the business, into the provision of meat and milk products to the residents on Alderney and, a developing market for our yoghurt and butter to Guernsey, as well as our butter to England.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2009 20:55
To Process or Not To Process? That Is The Question PDF Print E-mail
The following articles will hopefully be of some help to those who are wavering on whether to into producer processing or not within the dairy industry. There is so much more to milk than just putting it on your cereal or in your tea and coffee. It is a product that can be used for so much more and there is money to be made from adding value to your raw product.
Our milk processing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Cox   
Thursday, 05 February 2009 13:04

Our whole dairy was fitted out by P O'Connel of Dairy 2000 Engineering. Peter used to service the same equipment for the States of Alderney when they ran the dairy so he understood Alderney's geographic location and the situation of not being able to get a dairy engineer to the Island without some time delays.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2009 09:05