At the end of October we had our 2nd whole herd TB test. We were more than hopeful that our herd would pass and we would get back to selling our raw milk. I'm sorry to say that under severe interpretation of skin reaction to the test, we had 3 TB reactors. It is a devastating blow for everyone here at the farm, and for all of our customers who have been so patient waiting for raw milk to come back. Our cows now need to pass 2 consecutive tests, which means the soonest we will be able to sell raw milk again will be towards the end of February 2019. It will be an extremely tough time ahead for our farm to survive, as it has been raw milk that has made our farm sustainable. We all hope you are able to continue to support our farm, even without raw dairy. We need your support more than ever!

ust to update you, we passed our TB test in January, although there were four animals that were 'inconclusive.' That means they had a small reaction to the skin test, but not enough to be classed as a TB reactor, so are called 'inconclusive.' We had no TB reactors, which is good; hopefully we'll pass the 2nd whole herd skin test (all cows, heifers and calves over 42 days old at time of test) at the end of March, and regain our official TB free status and sell raw milk again!

CROWDFUND CAMPAIGN: Hook and Son in TB Trouble
We have a live crowdfunding campaign to help our business survive. Thank you to all who are able to support us in what has been a very difficult year, if you
can share it with family and friends, that would be wonderful. The link to the campaign is: https://www.gofundme.com/help-hook-and-son-in-tb-trouble

Mad Marsh Run
We are holding
our first Mad Marsh Run on Sunday 28th April. It will be a 10km extreme cross country course on the farm and on to the beautiful Pevensey Levels which includes open field running, ditch jumping, marsh bog, fallen trees amongst the obstacles. Please have a look at the website. www.madmarshrun.com if you would like to take part, as a runner, spectator, or as a volunteer; it will be a wonderful event!

If you live in one of the following postcode areas you may be able to join one of our local milk delivery rounds:

BN8, BN20, BN21, BN22, BN24, BN26, BN27, TN21, TN33, TN35, TN34, TN37, TN38, TN39, TN40, TN19

PLEASE GIVE US A CALL ON 01323 449494 OR EMAIL: sales@hookandson.co.uk
You would be able to have our lovely organic, grass-fed, single herd, milk delivered the traditional way in returnable, reusable glass bottles, (or poly bottles if you prefer), along with our other products: grass-fed butter, cream, & ghee made from our organic milk; as well as free-range eggs from Dunsters' Farm at Cowbeech; organic smoothies from Court Lodge in Wartling; & local potatoes when in season