Yeo Valley

Owned by: Tim & Mary Mead

The Mead family have been farming here in the beautiful Yeo Valley since 1961 when Roger and Mary, as newlyweds, first bought Holt Farm down by the lakeshore. At that time, they only had around 30 cows. Today we are the largest family-owned dairy business in the UK with 1200 acres of organic farmland and 420 award-winning British Friesian cows.

From the beginning we’ve only had British Friesians. British Friesians are more fertile, live a lot longer, and are better suited for our grass-based system. We consider ourselves to be 100% Yeoganic which is our way of being organic and a little bit more – we go the extra country mile to look after our land, animals and people. Did you know it’s the top six inches of soil that supports all life on land? That means we really need to look after it.

Supporting British Family Farming is at the heart of everything we do which includes buying British organic ingredients whenever we can.

As a business we make everything from yogurt, milk, butter, cream and ice cream and we are now the UK’s largest organic brand. Our mission is simple; to deliver great taste the right way.

  • Type Independent
  • Headquarters Bristol, UK
  • Manufactured Farmed in Bristol, UK
  • Key people Tim Mead, Mary Mead
  • Year established 1961
  • Number of employees 1800