Jane Barnes is a hands-on farmer’s wife who helps run a family dairy farm near Melton Mowbray, where a herd of 160 Pedigree Ayrshire cows produce milk for cheese production. The farm is one of those supplying the Long Clawson Dairy co-operative, the principal producer of Stilton cheese for over a hundred years.
It is varied and challenging work which has led her into the world of ‘digital’ (how to code the cows) and even taken her, two years ago, to New England, for the World Ayrshire Conference and the opportunity to rub shoulders and share insights with breeders from all over the world.
Her well illustrated and amusing talks about the farm, looking after the cows and turning their grass consumption into award winning cheese have made her a popular figure on the speaker circuit across the Midlands and now she is coming, cheese samples in hand, to Knowle.
Jane will be the Knowle Society’s guest speaker on Monday 20th May at 8pm in Knowle Village Hall. All are welcome.