News Archives: 2012

Barn Owl boost attracts the Beeb

13th January 2012

We’re delighted with the national coverage we secured on 13 January for Conservation Grade’s recent Barn Owl study: BBC Breakfast and BBC Look East broadcasts (complete with wild and tame owls!), a Telegraph exclusive and a mention in the farming news.

Images of fluffy baby owls would always be a draw but, crucially, we also got across how achievable and profitable it is to farm for wildlife alongside commercial crops, and what the public can do to support this.

The highlight was BBC Breakfast’s Louise Hubball meeting two captive-bred Barn Owls – Tulu and Rosie – on a Conservation Grade farm in Norfolk. Not only did she hold an owl, but also saw Nature Friendly Farming in action with a wild Barn Owl swooping in to feed from the habitats created.

Who says don’t work with animals?

For information about the Barn Owl project, visit:

Proud of Dairy – pledge your support!

1st January 2012

We’re proud to support the dairy industry in this country because it produces a huge range of fantastic products in many creative ways – while maintaining one of the highest rates of animal welfare in Europe. We should also be proud of the choices we have between different farming systems – from large-scale and low carbon footprint farming to small or organic. At Oxtale we believe there’s room for everyone and that it’s time to embrace our differences, because without them the industry will have less opportunities and consumers will lose the choice they love.

Sign up to show your support too! Visit, a Dairy UK initiative supported by DairyCo.