A Somerset dairy farm has welcomed NFU President Minette Batters.

The focus of her visit to Yeo Valley Organic was sustainable farming as she was shown its regenerative organic farming practices.

The visit started at Yeo Valley’s HQ, Blagdon, meeting co-founder Mary Mead OBE and the regenerative agricultural team.

She then looked at the company's trials on the Mendip Hills with mob grazing cattle (a planned grazing system that seeks to emulate nature) and one of the UK's largest agroforestry projects, where livestock are introduced to woodland pasture to increase soil carbon and enhance biodiversity.

Discussions included British food production and opportunities and challenges around food manufacturing as well as more specific talks on methane measurement and approaches for soil carbon sequestration, particularly how they are accounted for in future agricultural policy.

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Yeo Valley’s Karl Tucker said: “It was great to see Minette here in person, seeing first-hand what we’re doing.

"As an organic brand for nearly 30 years, we believe it’s important that we all continue working together and sharing best practice and the opportunities and challenges of UK food production.

"With nine million households enjoying Yeo Valley Organic products a year it's vital that we share our views on farming, particularly the sustainability of livestock farming in regenerative organic systems, which we believe provides potential solutions to our climate, nature, health and cost of living crisis.”

They also discussed the future of farming careers and opportunities for the sustainably minded.