Sark's new dairy farmers delay moving to the island due to coronavirus

Katharine and Jason Salisbury.
Katharine and Jason Salisbury won a competition to restart the island's dairy industry and hoped to be there at the weekend as work on the new dairy began. Credit: ITV Anglia

Sark's new dairy farmers have had to delay moving to the island due to coronavirus.

Katharine and Jason Salisbury won a competition to restart the island's dairy industry and hoped to be there at the weekend as work on the new dairy began. The couple, who currently run a successful farming business near Ipswich, have twenty years of experience in the field.

They cannot currently get to the island due to travel restrictions in Guernsey which also apply to Sark.

Although they are not set to produce milk until spring next year, both Katharine and Jason are keen to get started in the island and take on the new challenge of setting up the dairy and support the fundraising scheme in place.