Our dairy was started at Crockers Farm with 18 cows purchased on the Isle of Wight in 1981, all milked in the stable. The milking parlour was built in the same year and cow numbers grew to 60.
The first cow to calve on the farm was called Queenie, with her decedents still present on the farm today.
In 1995, we were proud for our herd to be awarded pedigree status, with regular success in the show ring at both the Royal Isle of Wight County Show and the New Forest Show each year.
We, Paul & Mary Bradley, oversee the running of the farm, with the support of our 4 children; Julie, Rose, Jack & Lucy, son-in-law Martin and local lad Cain. A team we are very proud of.
And with 10 grandchildren about the place, there's no shortage of helpers to get the jobs done
Crockers Farm is situated on the outskirts of Cowes, on the beautiful Isle of Wight. With 250 acres of lush green grass pasture, and arable, the farm provides home grown feed for our Herd all year round.
Our herd of 170 pedigree Holstein Friesians, with 140 milking cows, have the freedom to graze the green pastures surrounding Cowes all summer, and are fed home grown forage in the winter months.
We are Red Tractor farm assured and regularly independently inspected, to be sure we maintain the safety and high standards of welfare that we pride ourselves on, and that you our customers can be assured of the traceability and quality of our milk.
The happy herd ...
The free range pasture fed Herd at Crockers Farm, produces fresh milk 365 days of the year and we are excited to make that milk available to you, the public, from our on-farm vending machine at the end of the farm lane.
This farm fresh milk will be available in reusable glass bottles to keep the process as environmentally friendly as possible.