Why Supermarkets Have a Duty to Provide Better Labelling for Milk

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

Up to a fifth of dairy cows in the UK are kept indoors in factory farms all year round, never feeling the grass beneath their feet or the sun on their backs. In Denmark 85 per cent of farms were grazing cows on grass in 2001, but by 2010 this had reduced to just 35 per cent . In the US the majority of dairy farms are industrial-scale indoor systems which can house tens of thousands of cows.

Dairy Cows Are Mothers Too: Their Milk Is Not Meant for Us

Jimmy Pierce | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK
Jimmy Pierce

Mother's Day gives us a ready-made opportunity to express our love and gratitude to those who raised us. Lots of us also recognise other caregivers in society, but how many will be extending their thoughts to other species?

Milk Wars and Cow Power

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

We know our UK dairy farmers take a real pride in their animals and their milk, just like the one-cow farmer in Africa, but how do we as consumers share the UK dairy farmer's pride in this highly popular product?

Working 14 Hours a Day to Lose Money - The Personal Cost of the Milk Price Crisis

Alice Knox | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK
Alice Knox

It is hard to express how depressing it is to get out of bed at 5.30am to work a 14 hour day to lose more money. It's difficult to carry on. We are dairy farmers on the north side of Dartmoor National Park with a small herd of 100 milking cows. We are struggling to survive. For every litre of milk we sell we now lose seven pence.

This Train Isn't Mooving...

PA | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

A railway line had to close after a train derailed when it hit a herd of cows that had strayed onto the track. Southeastern Trains said the incide...

Forget the Labels - It's Time to Eat Kind

Lliana Bird | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lliana Bird

I've decided to do my best to "eat kind". Like sexuality believe there is no black and white and that labels aren't really helpful any more. Fluidity is. So I'm dispensing with "vegan"/ "vegetarian"/ "pescetarian" etc. If I want to eat some cheese or yoghurt I will.

This Farmer Managed To Get His Cows To Form A Giant Smiley Face

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Comedy

A Kansas farmer has filmed his incredibly successful attempt to herd his cows into a giant smiley face. Using the hashtag #Cowart, Derek Klingenber...

Farmer Serenades Cows With 'Jingle Bells' On The Trombone

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Remember the guy in who played Lorde’s 'Royals'? On the trombone? For his herd of cows? In Kansas? Well, he’s back – with a Christmas present...

Falling Milk Prices and the Impact on British Dairy Farmers

Meurig Raymond | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK
Meurig Raymond

It is undoubtedly a very frustrating and worrying time for British dairy farmers. Milk prices are plummeting. With increased milk supply around the world and demand not increasing at the same pace, huge pressure has been put on milk values. For some it means they are now only getting around 25 pence-per-litre for their product. With the cost of production sitting much higher than this it is no wonder that many fear for the future of their farm businesses... What we also know is that it is clear that the British public want to back British farming and continue to support British dairy farmers during this difficult time.

A Farmer Serenades Cows With ‘Royals' Played On The Trombone, And It's Wonderful

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, this has just about made our day. And also the cows' day, by the looks of things. Just see what happened when farmer Derek Klingenberg - w...

Cows Are Being Milked By Robots Now, And It's Incredibly Weird

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech

Who milks cows? If you answered 'farmers', or 'milkmaids from the 1890s in white dresses' you score no points. If you said 'humans with milking mac...

Lightning Strikes Kill More Than 60 Cows In Chile (VIDEO, GRAPHIC PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

Upwards of 60 dairy cows have been killed in lighting strikes in southern Chile. Cecil Fourt, who owns a ranch in Los Rios, told the Associated Pr...

Farting Cows Cause Methane Explosion On German Dairy Farm

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Methane gas produced by 90 farting and belching cows caused an explosion in a German dairy farm, blowing the roof off and injuring one of the animals....

Veal: It Doesn't Have to Be a Dirty Word

Philip Lymbery | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

A key achievement of the Forum has been to reduce the live export of calves by 90%: now just 2% of dairy calves born in Britain are exported live abroad. Professor John Webster, Emeritus Professor of Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol speaking at the Calf Forum event emphasised that despite the title of the Forum, it's not about exports but alternatives.

No. Caption. Necessary.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Sometimes when the stars align in just the correct manner something like this will happen. An extraordinary piece of timing appears to make thi...

Badger and Cow-friendly Solution to Bovine TB

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK
Jasmijn de Boo

This World Vegan Day (1 November), isn't it time we ask different questions about bovine tuberculosis (bTB)? Do we simply accept that it will always exist, although we may eventually reach a stage in which bTB is somewhat contained? It doesn't need to be.

LOOK: Creatures Not To Mess With In Britain

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

SEE ALSO: False Widow Spider Outbreak Closes Forest Of Dean SchoolFalse Widow Spider Bite Left Bromley Grandfather 'Wanting To Die' (GRAPHIC PICTURE...

WATCH: What's Got These Cows' Attention?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Comedy

*Insert 'horn section' joke here* "We were just warming up in the backstage before going on stage at a festival, when suddenly the sound of our sax...

Test-Tube Meat: Yay or Nay?

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

The recent laboratory development of an in-vitro beef burger created from stem cells is causing quite a buzz amongst consumers. Most people's first reaction is one of disgust and trepidation. And then the many questions: how can I eat meat that was grown in a lab made possible only by human engineering?

The Truth About Veal

John Avizienius | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
John Avizienius

Have you ever eaten veal? If not, you're not alone. Many people don't understand what veal is or think it's cruel because it comes from calves killed at a young age. Surely it's better to ensure they are treated well, and produce higher welfare meat from them, than let them go to waste as a simple by-product?

WATCH: Boxer Dog Vs Cows

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Comedy

(Warning: video contains swear words.) "This is Jonesy; this was his first encounter with the cows he barks at while driving by," explains this box...

WATCH: Car Hits Cows Having Sex

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

A shocking video of a bull mounting a cow before being hit by a car has been viewed thousands of times after being posted on YouTube. A dashboard c...

A Newcomer to Dairy Farming

Chris Webb | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Webb

I'm already half-awake when the soft ping of my alarm nudges me to get out of bed. It's four o'clock and there's a ninety minute drive to the farm, so I need to get going. I quickly pull on some old clothes and head out into the dark, frosty morning.

Interview: Best-selling YA author Maggie Stiefvater

Ben Falk | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

U.S. author Maggie Stiefvater has sold over two million books worldwide, with hits including the Shiver series, The Scorpio Races and The Raven Boys - YA stories with a fantasy twist.

WATCH: Cows Frolic In Spring Sunshine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Comedy

This video may be a little old, but (a) we'd never seen it before, (b) it's going viral right now and (c) it brought a big goofy smile to our faces - ...