Stephensons Dairy will supply 24 Booths stores with free range milk
Booths will stock free range milk from Stephensons Dairy in Lancashire from July 1.
Stephensons Dairy was the first dairy business to offer free range milk in the UK.
The milk contains the Pasture Promise which guarantees cows were grazed outside for at least 180 days and nights.
Alan Kirby, buyer for dairy and chilled desserts at Booths, said: “Booths already support dairy farmers in our region by paying the highest farmgate price on our Booths Brand milk. Stephenson’s Dairy gives customers’ additional choice in the dairy aisle,”
“By adding Stephensons Pasture Promise Free Range Milk to our shelves, we can guarantee to our customers that every drop of milk in a Stephensons carton is free range.”
Chris Stephenson said: “We offer consistent high quality free range milk that puts money directly back into the local economy.
“We work in collaboration with our farmers and processor ensuring that we have full knowledge of where the milk comes from and what happens to it from field to fridge.”
He added Stephensons wanted the same ‘benefits for dairy cows’ as free range eggs, which were ‘almost the norm’.
“Cows are inquisitive creatures and natural grazers, so the commitment of the farmers to keep their cows outside means happier cows, which reflects in the high quality of the milk.”
Stephensons whole and semi-skimmed Free Range Milk is available at selected Booths stores in 1 litre cartons.