OMSCo Farm of the Year Awards 2018


We are over the moon to announce that The Woodhorn Group has been announced as a runner-up at the Farm of the Year awards presented by the Organic Milk Suppliers Co-operative (OMSCo).

OMSCo is the longest established and largest organic dairy cooperative in the UK, managing 65% of the UK’s organic milk supply. The OMSCo awards seek to reward and recognise farms that deliver against high standards for healthy, organic milk production and farmers who embrace change and innovation. Judged by key industry representatives, the prestigious awards are a huge achievement for The Woodhorn Group within the dairy industry.

John Pitts the MD of the Woodhorn Group at Woodhorn Farm in Oving near Chichester has been shortlisted for the Sustainable category in the Farmers Weekly Awards John runs the dairy and arable farm which also specialises in recycling and sustainable projects Please Credit – Simon Dack / Vervate 01273 275162 0797 3677 017

John Pitts, Managing Director of The Woodhorn Group commented, “To be considered amongst the best three OMSCo farms is an extraordinary compliment. There are some amazing organic farms doing some ground-breaking work and only fellow organic farmers can really appreciate the challenges farming organically present.

Winning or not is irrelevant – being nominated by a fellow member and then being shortlisted is a great honour and I am very proud of this. It is a huge testament to the hardworking farm team and everyone else who makes Woodhorn what it is.”

While organic dairy farming remains the core enterprise of The Woodhorn Group, the farm has diversified to include a sustainable Waste Management operation and its Earth Cycle range of high-quality peat free composts and soil conditioning products. Both the additional activities and award reflect the group’s commitment to organic, environmentally friendly and sustainable farming and the high quality standards of OMSCo.

Watch the latest video on our organic farming operations which stretch across 1500 acres of the Chichester Plain and South Downs here

You can find out more about The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo) by visiting

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