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British 1970s punk-rock icon John Lydon appeared in a successful series of advertisements in 2008 for Country Life butter, a brand Dairy Crest acquired in 2004 after buying control of the English Butter Marketing Co. (Video screengrab from JohnLydon.com via YouTube)

Canada’s Saputo to buy major U.K. dairy firm

A major British dairy company is poised to become the property of one of Canada’s biggest dairy processors in a $1.7 billion all-cash deal. Saputo Inc. announced Friday it has an agreement in place with Dairy Crest Group — the maker of Cathedral City cheese and Country Life butter among other major U.K. dairy brands […] Read more

There is common ground that bridges the urban-rural divide

A visit to a country fair — or the local elevator or feed store — is a chance for those conversations that bind us

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Oh, that is so cool,” the young woman exclaimed as she touched the cow on display at the local fair. Another man was blown away by the use of shampoo and conditioner on show cattle while yet another adult just kept saying, “Isn’t this amazing,” as she looked in the dewy eyes of a bovine […] Read more