Jersey Dairy hosts visits for local schools

Jersey Dairy has had a busy start to 2019 with school visits from various year groups at FCJ School, Grouville School and Samares School.

Before heading to the dairy the schools all visited different dairy farms across the Island. Here the students had the opportunity to see how a working dairy farm operates. They met with the dairy farmers and learnt all about what the cows eat, what they sleep on, how the cows are milked and everything in between. The children absolutely loved interacting with the cows, feeding them their grass, maize, and barley silage and seeing the milking parlour up close.

Once the school children wiped down their wellies they headed to the Jersey Dairy for the second part of their trip. Here they learnt all about the journey of Jersey milk from the farm to the supermarket. All of the students were so intrigued about the milk processes, the different products available, and they couldn’t believe that the dairy receives 30,000L of milk each day from all of the farms.

Students watch milk being packaged from the factory’s viewing gallery.
Bob Jones, Head of Export
at the Jersey Dairy presented to Grouville, Year 6 on the trade export market as part of their Geography curriculum.