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Weir's fresh milk: From bottle to vending machine, the 21st century business of real milk

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Weir's Fresh Milk

Weir's Fresh Milk

Weir's Fresh Milk

Do you remember a time when the morning wake-up call was the clink of milk bottles on the doorstep? When you left out the empties and the full bottles delivered in their place by the milkman would form an inch or two of cream around the neck? When the milk tasted like milk?

Elaine Weir does. She's the mum of an enterprising Co Down farming family who are part of a quiet revolution to put real milk back into our fridges. On the Weir farm in the foothills of the Mournes near Rathfriland they're serving the milk from their dairy herd direct to the public. And the lengthy queues in their yard for that day's fresh supply testify to the huge public appetite for whole milk with a taste and richness you won't find in the supermarket.


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