WAPF member Mónica Fernández visits Antonio Carral of O Alle, the only raw milk dairy in Spain, in the northwest of the country (Galicia).
With her was a small group from Regenag, Spain. Says Mónica, “We had an incredible interchange of ideas and knowledge with Roger Rabes, the young farmer and expert in Voisin Rotational Grazing ( see www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuC6yCDkz-I). Antonio, the dairy farmer, was very interested in learning about improved grazing methods, and he also shared lots of information on the production of raw milk.
Today O Alle Dairy sells nearly all their milk, after about five years of fighting for existence and traveling one hundred kilometers away to sell six bottles of milk, day after day. The dairy has thirty cows and is able to hire five people part time, plus Antonio and his wife Beti. They sell their milk mainly through the Internet, delivering to the whole country. They charge 1.6 Euros per liter. Conventional milk costs about 0.9 euros per liter. The milk is also organic certified.
Inspired by this visit, the group envisages raw milk and grazing courses to be held at Antonio’s farm and other places.