Education

Farming is fundamental to us all and nowhere is that more in evidence than in Jersey. Jersey Dairy has 14 dairy farms in the island with herd sizes ranging from 10 to 400 cows. These beautiful animals in their grassy fields contribute greatly to the island’s landscape and environmental well-being, as well as its economy and heritage, and the international status of the cow is a key factor in putting ‘Jersey on the map’. 

Jersey Dairy farmer, Andrew Le Gallais from Cowley Farm, explains to some little visitors what happens in the milking parlour.

At Jersey Dairy we want to share the story of the Jersey cow, our farms and our delicious and nutritious Jersey milk. The Dairy and its farms can provide schools with exciting and relevant opportunities to meet objectives in a range of curriculum areas. We welcome school visits, which can be tailored to meet the needs of each class, ideally including both a farm and the dairy, so pupils can experience the entire sequence, ’From Grass to Glass.’

Download our curriculum document here and take a look at some sample pages below.

Page 6. Locations of our Jersey Dairy farms
Page 22. Jersey Dairy trade export routes
Page 29. App technology

During the 2018/2019 school year we had over 30 visits from both primary and secondary schools around the Island. If you would like to arrange a visit please download the form below.

Testimonials include…

“Brilliantly organised, informative and helpful for our Science topic. It also helped raise awareness of local industry.”

“It was all excellent. The girls enjoyed seeing the cows and learning about their food and milking. Andrew was very passionate about the industry and pitched his information at a good challenging level for the class.

“The Dairy trip was well organised with lots of information to see. It was really good to see the whole process from farm to dairy and learn about the export side. Thank you also for the milk and ice-cream.”

“Everything was brilliant! It was great to see the whole process on the same day – how the milk goes from grass to glass.”

“We all loved everything about our trip! Having a tour guide and having the opportunity to go up close to the cows in the field”.

Pupils from St.Martins School take a look at past and present dairy farmers in the Jersey Dairy foyer.
Jersey Dairy farmer, Phil Le Maistre from Westlands Farm, explains to pupils from Plat Douet School what ingredients make up his herds cows feed.