The Pilkington family have taken their passion for simple grass-based dairying and developed it into a successful multi-site business.

Driven by a clear succession plan with their son Matt returning from university, in 2006 Mark and Hilary Pilkington relocated from Devon, where they were milking 120 cows on a steep hillside, to Northamptonshire.

Thirteen years on, having sold the Devon farm, the family team now runs three block-calving units – two spring and one autumn – in Northamptonshire and Warwickshire…..