It was a big day on Wednesday for the Sark Community Dairy Trust when the first 8 Guernsey cows arrived on the island. The cows, six heifers and two younger females, are from a herd on Guernsey whose owner is retiring. The cows were shipped in two trailers onboard the island’s cargo vessel, the Sark Viking, that were then craned ashore. New dairy farmer Jason Salisbury was waiting for them in their field next to the new dairy building. The cows seem more than happy with their new home and that evening were milked for the first time in the brand new milking parlour. The rest of the herd will be shipped over the next two or three weeks. Once the new milking system has passed all of its tests Sark milk and cream will once again be widely available, including milk in re-usable glass bottles from a vending machine at the dairy.