Friday, 12 March 2010

Nocton Dairies Limited

The following announcement has been published in the Parish Magazine - March 2010:

"Nocton Dairies Ltd

Nocton Dairies invite you to a question and answer session at Nocton Village Hall on Monday March 15th at 7pm.  If you have concerns, questions or are just interested in the project please come along.

For more information about the project, go to:

http://www.noctondairies.co.uk/

For planning information, go to:

http://planningonline.n-kesteven.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do
Ref: 09/1040/FUL "

LATEST NEWS:
The meeting on the 15th March has been cancelled by the applicants.
http://www.farmersguardian.com/home/business/business-news/nocton-dairies-forced-to-cancel-public-meeting/30855.article

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/8564860.stm

UPDATE:
An informal meeting for local residents was held by the applicants in Nocton Village Hall this afternoon (15th March). Many people attended for a lively debate of the issues concerning the village and surrounding area. The face-to-face aspect of the meeting was welcomed. There is a possibility of a further meeting for residents, to be arranged after the Countryfile programme has aired on 28th March, which will feature the planned development.

Please note there is also an Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council at 7.00pm (16th March) for local residents interested in discussing the Nocton Dairies application.

http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/2010/03/15/120354/Villagers-meet-super-dairy-bosses.htm


RESEARCH MATERIAL and USEFUL LINKS

Rising prices, failing farms. The strange story of milk.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2007/apr/24/foodanddrink.food

Do we need a Dairy Godmother?
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/real_food/article6977940.ece

'Best Practice' Guide on How to Plan for a New Dairy... it's all about good communication and talking to people!
http://www.agweb.com/DairyToday/Article.aspx?id=145746

'The State of Food and Agriculture'... an interesting presentation looking at the global impact.
http://www.fao.org/publications/sofa/sofa09-presentation/en/

Two examples of intensive dairy units - video clips:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-EYh4pc9X4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2kwEwsFBU8

This is a link to an article about one of the applicant's dairy farms. Although a much smaller operation, it gives you an idea of what to expect from Nocton Dairies Ltd on Nocton Heath:
http://www.farmersguardian.com/fine-tuning-their-feeding-regime-for-greater-productivity-and-flexibility/16146.article

Two rather worrying reports:
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20070101090055/http:/defra.gov.uk/news/2005/050107b.htm

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/news/99535.aspx?page=3&month=11&year=2008

Interesting debate here:
http://www.fwi.co.uk/community/forums/super-dairy-43043.aspx

http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=398144


National and Local Press:

Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/28/factory-farm-plans-under-fire

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/05/zero-grazing-farms-animal-health

Times
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article7043926.ece

Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1254467/Battery-farm-cows-8-000-animals-housed-milk-factory.html

Lincolnshire Echo
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Super-dairy-plans-unveiled/article-1802338-detail/article.html

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Super-dairy-plans-boost-industry/article-1810855-detail/article.html

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Dairy-opposed-vegans/article-1848793-detail/article.html

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/fear-villages-farmers-super-dairy-plan/article-1860143-detail/article.html

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Critics-round-plans-super-dairy/article-1859358-detail/article.html

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Concern-environment-underpins-dairy-protests/article-1871097-detail/article.html

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Campaigners-kick-stink-dairy-s-carbon-hoofprint/article-1879133-detail/article.html

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Plans-giant-size-dairy-unit-riddled-flaws/article-1893337-detail/article.html

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Wildlife-fears-throw-fresh-doubt-super-dairy/article-1900948-detail/article.html

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/super-dairy-bosses-scrap-public-meeting/article-1910702-detail/article.html


International Press

CNN
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/science/03/15/eco.cow.factory/

La Terra
http://www.laterre.ca/?action=detailNouvelle&menu=§ion=manchette&idArticle=7088

dd Magazine
http://www.ddmagazine.com/201003041708/Actualites-du-developpement-durable/-8100-vaches-dans-une-usine-a-lait.html


OTHER INFORMATION

Information on Anaerobic Digesters and Regulation:
http://www.biogas-info.co.uk/index.php/what-is-ad-qa

More information on intensive dairy units:
http://www.eoearth.org/article/Concentrated_Animal_Feeding_Operation_(CAFO)

http://www.ciwf.org.uk/farm_animals/cows/dairy_cows/default.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAFO

http://animalfactorybook.com/

Information on Regulation:
http://www.ndfas.org.uk/ (National Dairy Farm Assured Scheme)

http://www.ippc-info.co.uk/ (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control)

http://www.netregs.gov.uk/netregs/63344.aspx (Noise, Odour and other Nuisances Regulation)

http://www.ukinvest.gov.uk/Information-sheets/4015990/en-GB.pdf (Environmental Regulations in the UK)
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