One in a million



Available as a Fine Art print.

An A4 image printed on A3 280gsm paper. Signed, limited edition (of 250) archival quality giclée print.



Two million calves are born each year on UK Dairy Farms.

These calves are forcibly impregnated for the first time at 14 – 28 months old, and – after giving birth every year to keep the milk flowing – slaughtered once her body is worn out at about 6 years old.
Each cow is milked for at least 10 months of every year of her adult life.
For 7 months out of that 10 she is both pregnant AND lactating.
She will yield between 25 and 50 litres of milk per day, 7 to 14 times more than her calf would naturally drink.
To facilitate the production of milk each cow is re-impregnated 2 – 3 months after giving birth.
She would naturally suckle her calf for 9 months to a year, but in dairy farming her offspring are removed within a day or two.
Male calves are an unwanted by-product and are shot after birth, or sold for veal production.
This is the invisible face of all milk, cheese, cream, yoghurt, butter and chocolate.

Original painting: acrylic paint on A4 canvas board.

Video of the painting.

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Dimensions 42 × 29.7 × - cm


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