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Brown Cow Organics Perridge Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4EW, United Kingdom.



Our Farming Integrity

With the continued interest in grass fed organic beef and milk produced from grass fed cows, Brown Cow Organics have always maintained integrity of farming practise to ensure that not only are all our animals grass fed but also that the soil that grows the crops is analysed for its physical and chemical inbalance and any such defects addressed with organic inputs.

The grass grown from that soil is then analysed for its full nutritional content to ensure that the crops are as good as they can possibly be.

However, here at Brown Cow Organics we have gone a step further in proving that all our farm produce is grass fed and to substantiate the claim - the end produce of our home reared beef and yoghurt, produced on the farm from our organic pasture fed cows has been analysed for Omega 3:6 ratio and trace elements.

The results (which you can see below) exemplify our dedication to animal welfare and nutrition practised on our farm, with a most favourable omega 3:6 ratio and presence of high trace elements, thereby proving that the beef and yoghurt is good to eat.

Its official - Organic IS different

Ground-breaking new research finds MORE clear nutritional differences between organic and non-organic produced food and drink - supporting our own independent analysis

A new study published in February 2016, in the British Journal of Nutrition, shows organic dairy products and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic. The study is the largest systematic reviews of its kind globally and led by Newcastle University and a team of international experts.

Key findings:

*both organic milk (dairy like yoghurt) and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products

*organic meat had slightly lower concentrations of two saturated fats linked to heart disease
organic milk and dairy contains 40% more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) – (CLA has been linked to a range of health benefits including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, certain cancers and obesity)

*organic milk and dairy contains slightly higher concentrations of iron, Vitamin E and some carotenoids

*organic milk contains less iodine than non-organic milk

*Organic food is nutritionally different. How we farm affects the quality of the food we eat: in 2014, scientific research found significant nutritional differences in organic fruit and veg compared to non-organic; now this has extended to meat and dairy.

*Organic meat has significantly higher levels of nutritionally beneficial polyunsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids and less harmful saturated fats that contribute to heart disease.
There is strong evidence that Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of heart disease and dementia.
Click to read more

Below you can view our own independent analysis of our organic beef, milk and yoghurt which this new research supports.

Benefits of our Organic Beef

Raising our Guernsey herd on these nutrient-rich acres ensures the minerals and trace elements are retained in our organic beef which starts with our lush, fertile soil; earth with the utmost fertility (minerals and trace elements) produces food of the highest nutritional worth.
To show this we did our own independent analysis and compared test results of our organic beef* against analysis of conventional grass fed beef** and there is indeed a marked difference; with trace elements being distinctly higher in our organic beef (see graph) - though we are not permitted by Trading Standards to make any health claims as a result of these statistics - we believe these trace elements contribute to the quality, sweet tenderness, succulence and flavour of our beef; We leave you to come to your own conclusions!
*By Campden BCI
**analysed by McCance & Widdowsons Composition of Foods 6th

Benefits of our Organic Yoghurt

We had our organic yoghurt independently tested also and on comparison with other leading brands of yoghurt it is much higher in Omega 3s and other trace elements (see graph). As our thick, creamy live organic yoghurt is produced only from our own organic Guernsey milk, it makes sense that the same principles of our organic milk applies to our organic yoghurt.

We've had a few people ask about the 'natural flavourings' shown on our ingredients recently, these are all natural ingredients making up no more than 0.01% of the overall product that are integral to the quality of the natural flavours.
* by Campden BCI (& previously by Bristol University)

Our organic yoghurts are potted in recyclable re-usable pots with lids, in keeping with our packaging ethos.

Benefits of our organic milk

Our organic Guernsey herd milk is totally natural, non-homogenised, is naturally low in fat, rich in Omega 3s and other trace elements and rich in A2 beta-casein protein.
Organic milk is a proven, natural way to provide desirable fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants without increasing our intake of less desirable fatty acids.
By choosing organic milk you can cut saturated fats by 30-50 % and still get the same intake of beneficial fatty acids so is a better quality option for you.^

Brown Cow Organics Organic Yoghurt Nutrition Breakdown

Here is the nutritional information breakdown for our Brown Cow Organics yoghurts, you
can also find them on each individual product page and on the yoghurt pot labels.

River Cottage Organic Yoghurt Nutrition Breakdown

Here is the nutritional information breakdown for our River Cottage organic yoghurts, you
can also find them on each individual product page and on the yoghurt pot labels.

Brown Cow Organics Vegetable Organic Yoghurt Nutrition Breakdown

Here is the nutritional information breakdown for our River Cottage organic yoghurts, you
can also find them on each individual product page and on the yoghurt pot labels.

Nutrition benefits of organic farming

Organic farming works in harmony with nature rather than against it, using techniques to achieve good crop yields without harming the natural environment. Our mission at Brown Cow Organics is to bring you delicious, healthy, organic ' soil to plate' organic food, proven to be nutritionally superior for your well-being; vitamin and mineral supplements are unnecessary when the food that you eat provides these naturally - we believe we have achieved this with our organic beef and organic yoghurt as our nutritional analysis shows.

David Lidgate of the very famous Lidgate Butcher’s in Holland Park London, who are Brown Cow Organics London Stockists of our organic beef said of our nutrition "The reason Brown Cow Organics beef is so superior is because they only feed their herd their own organically grown crops."

Our organic soil nutrition - 'Soil to plate'

Our 480 acres are continually analysed to maintain and consistently build nutritional soil structure and fertility; aiming for a balance of minerals, trace elements and bacterial (the good stuff) activity. The crops and grass grown from our rich soils are analysed and then interpreted by Stephen Turner (my Brother and vet to the farm) to formulate an organic diet that will further enhance the health of our animals using only certified organic products. The result - our herd has an astonishingly high health status (with common illnesses such as lameness and mastitis well below the national average)
An article in the Weekend Review section of The Times reported on our pioneering work - which sparked a good deal of interest - the review said of our organic farm "Perridge Farm is one of the loveliest places in England - the French would describe it as a 'terroir superb' - a place ideally suited to its purpose - that of producing Britain's finest organic beef."

Brown Cow Organics Yoghurt - A2 beta-casein protein

Our Brown Cow Organics & River Cottage live organic yoghurts are made only from the naturally creamy, naturally low fat, organic, A2 alpha beta- casein protein milk from our Guernsey cows.

If you’ve ever experienced problems with dairy you may have an intolerance to the A1 beta-casein protein, which is in most cows milk.

So try our yoghurts; only our Guernsey A2 alpha beta- casein protein milk is used in all our yoghurts and that may make a difference. Click Here to go A2 beta-casein protein section

You should always check with your Dr before ingesting a milk/dairy product if you have been medically diagnosed with galactosaemia, lactose intolerance, a milk allergy or other milk protein intolerance