North Doddington Farm is a mixed family farm in the Glendale Valley in the far north of Northumberland. It lies on the confluence of the rivers Glen and Till at the foot of the Cheviot hills.
The Doddington herd is made up of Fresian and Ayrshire crosses and currently we are breeding back to the traditional British Fresian. The milk is very suitable for cheese making and the cross breeding of our cows makes for much healthier stock with hybrid vigour. These cows are known as ‘dual purpose,’ that is to say they produce quality milk but are also suitable for beef production. Our cows graze outside in spring, summer and autumn, only to come into sheds full time at the onset of harsh winter weather, which is not that unusual for such a northerly latitude. Milked twice a day, their diet consists largely of grazed grass in the summer and home grown silage, fodder beet and cereals in winter.
At the dairy we do not have a shop and are not open to the public.