Stephen Hook is not your average dairy farmer, but then Ida and her 55 spirited bovine cohorts are not your average Friesian cows. Tender, captivating and comica, this is a story of small-scale, hands-on organic farming with a lot of heart. And milk.
Determined not to succumb to the cost cutting ways of modern dairies and supermarkets, Hook and Son, a family run Sussex farm, stick to their guns and sell raw, unpasteurised milk direct to consumers. But life on the farm is not just a profession for Stephen: each cow has a name and is lovingly cared for, especially the farm’s resident “cover girl,” Ida.
Tender, captivating and comical, The Moo Man is a careful portrait of the rarest of maverick farmers, and his even rarer relationship with his herd.