Smallholders hope to reverse years of dairy industry decline with a return to cows grazing in the great outdoors

This is a story that is almost as rare as a free-range cow: a good news story about the British dairy industry.

This month, Jenni and Jerry Hobbs will swing open the gates to the yard of their modest farmhouse in Gloucestershire, shout a few words of encouragement and watch as their herd of brown Swiss, Friesians, Fleckviehs and the rest, big eyes blinking as they survey the expanse of grass before them, buck and cavort their way out to pasture.

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Source: Guardian Climate Change