Behind every spoon of yoghurt, every lick of ice-cream and every slice of cheese there is a fascinating story. No, it is not the story of our galaxy – the Milky Way. But this is the story of milk itself.
|Cows||Our dairy herd is comprised mostly of selectively bred female Holstein cattle, which is the world’s most productive dairy cow. They are beautiful black-and-white cattle which start producing milk after they have given birth to a calf.|
|Feeding||Cows love to eat lots of silage, hay, straw, corn and barley. To produce enough fresh milk, one cow can eat up to 70 kg of grass-based animal feed per day.|
|Milking||Our automated milking parlours provide a smooth, efficient and safe way for milking cows. In our loose-housed farms the dairy cows are milked 3 times a day and can give milk all year round.|
|Transport||Every day in each of our farms the milk is cooled and safely stored in sizable 16 tonne milk tanks. Then it is transported to a nearby processing plant where it is carefully tested for quality.|
|Processing||Fresh milk is then pasteurised and homogenised, and used in the production of healthy and delicious dairy end-products such as milk, yoghurt, curd and cheese.|
|Consumers||The dairy products are then packaged and shelved in local shops ready for the end consumers to indulge in tasteful delights.|