Where is milk from?
88% of all children
want to know more about the food they eat and where it comes from.
To let those children experience where their food comes from, we have introduced “Dairy Adventures” where kids go to the countryside and explore dairy farming one on one.
See what happens when six city kids visit a dairy farm for the first time - their reactions speak for themselves.
`Welcome to our farm`
What a cool experience - being welcomed to a farm visit by the farmer himself. Who better to give a tour around the farm than Andy, who knows every hair on his cow’s backs.
In fact, at Arla we open our farms and barn doors to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, and everyone is welcome.
´Who wants to see a cow?´
Well, which kid wouldn’t want to see a cow?
The big strong animal with the soft and calm personality, that provides so many good things to us humans.
`They feel really really soft`
Yes, cows feel really, really soft. And for a kid they feel warm and surprisingly big too. Seeing and touching a cow for maybe the first time is a big experience for any kid.
And the cows actually don’t mind a little rub on the forehead either.
`The milk -the milk's coming out!`
It’s surprising for many to see how much milk one cow can deliver. And all the fancy equipment that is used in modern milking looks quite cool too.
When milking on the farm is complete we rush the raw milk to the dairy where we carefully handle it and put it on bottles and cartons for you to pick up at your local store.
`Cheese is made of milk´
Yes, cheese is made of milk. Along with a whole lot of other delicious dairy products.
It’s a magical moment for kids to enjoy the fresh milk, from the cows they just padded inside the barn.
After seeing first hand where the milk comes from, kids and adult alike tend to appreciate all the goodness and care that has been put into the food a little more.
All year round our farmers open their doors to children
School children are welcome to see and touch cows, learn how milk is made and taste fresh dairy.
Arla Minior in Sweden has welcomed over one million children since it has been founded.
This year, Open Farm Sundays in the UK has received more than 75.000 visitors and Denmark has had over 135.000 people coming to Arla farms in 2017 so far.
Germany opened eight farms and had around 10.000 visitors – families that are curious and want to know more about their food’s origin.