COMPETITION: Discover Dairy



I’m pretty gobsmacked to discover that almost a third of primary school children think that cheese comes from plants, and over one in five has never visited a farm. It’s pretty terrifying to hear how disconnected our children have become from their food, it’s production and rural environments. 

This research was done by the British Nutrition Foundation. I think it really demonstrates that we all need to take more responsibility in educating the next generation about food origins and also about cooking and eating in a way that is healthy for both themselves and for the environment.


DairyCo has created thisisdairyfarming.com, to help people understand a bit more about cows and where dairy products come from. It is presented by Adam Henson, who actually has a farming background himself. They’ve created a number of accessible films about cows, which they have also put on a youtube moovie channel. For people wanting to interact with DairyCo directly, you can also get hold of them via twitter using the @thisisdairy account or #Discoverdairy hashtag.

And to help spread this message far and wide and to help you to access these resources to teach your children more about food production and the dairy industry, DairyCo have given the opportunity for two of my readers to win £15 worth of shopping vouchers. Just answer me a simple question about the above video using the Rafflecopter widget. If you have any problems with it loading, do refresh the page and try again.

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  1. Jezzamk says:

    I like the 3 cows at the end

  2. Sophie says:

    Martha in the field <3

  3. katiemay says:

    Great seeing it from the cow's perspective.

  4. I liked the cow's eye view

  5. I liked following martha through the fields.

  6. Emma Lewis says:

    I liked the music. x

  7. Val Swift says:

    I liked the 3 cows at the end

  8. IRIELADY says:

    The lovely cows

  9. I love the cows 🙂

  10. Anonymous says:

    Rebecca mercer

    The cows

  11. Jay Hill says:

    The cow that seemed to be looking straight into Marthas camera – so cute!

  12. krnries says:

    I liked the countryside views

  13. Alison says:

    The cows eye view

  14. Jezzamk says:

    I liked the 3 cows at the end

  15. matphil says:

    When the cow was shaking it's head

  16. The cows of course 🙂

  17. Jo says:

    I loved seeing everything from a cows viewpoint – so cute

  18. kayleigh says:

    All the cows! its a fab vid x

  19. the cows, hularious 😀

  20. I enjoyed the music 🙂

  21. Sue says:

    Love the idea of the camera Harness on Martha. A cows eye view 🙂

  22. lizthewhiz says:

    Beautiful countryside

  23. Solange says:

    I loved seeing things from the cow's view

  24. cheryl100 says:

    The cows at the end looked so sweet!

  25. caroline s says:

    what a lovely video! I love seeing them all queuing up to be milked – they look as if they're thinking "right, just get this done and then we can get back to eating"

  26. Laura Shek says:

    Seeing things from the cows perspective! ;3

  27. Faye Huntington says:

    definitely the music!! With love, Faye xx

  28. paul stead says:

    the music

  29. NRichard says:

    the cow licking it udders..thats clever

  30. Hayley says:

    Seeing things from the perspective of the cows

  31. lynsey buchanan says:

    Watching the cows graze

  32. kiki says:

    I liked seeing the 'cows-eye view'

  33. the time lapse element makes it more interesting to watch

  34. The cows view (frances hopkins)

  35. Lucy Taylor says:

    I liked seeing the cows chewing the lush green grass. I'm sure that's why British dairy products taste so good.

  36. The sunrise moment (29 seconds in) was a magical moment in the video. Any sunrise is a captivating moment, so witnessing it through a cow's eyes could be a novel experience 🙂

  37. Anonymous says:

    I like the sped up bit where the cows are all walking down the path in the field.

    @rachiegr

  38. Anonymous says:

    I love anything to do with cows. The 3 at the end are so cute!

  39. The cows their so cute x

  40. I enjoyed seeing the cows going out into the meadow to graze on the green grass.
    A wonderful sight.

  41. Ane S says:

    The cows are so cute!

  42. kasza says:

    How tranquil, love the perspective.

  43. defairmans says:

    I love that it is from a cow's perspective, especially one called Martha but as twee as the video is, which also shows that cows have best friends, it doesn't show the real pain and suffering that a lot of dairy cows go through. Their calves are taken from them within seconds of birth so that the milk can be fed to humans. 🙁

  44. Larley Haylar says:

    The cute cows

  45. The whole thing!

  46. Anonymous says:

    Cows, there awesome and underrated 🙂

  47. Hayley says:

    Just all the cows really! 🙂

  48. My favourite part was the nice music and the cute cow that stood out!

  49. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful little film and such an original idea that needs repeating with all sorts of animals. I don't think I can pick any one part of the film, the music, captions and simple but contented daily routine taking place in beautiful surroundings was a delight.

  50. Anonymous says:

    The cow shakings its head – I wonder what she is saying

  51. weir shane says:

    I loved the part with the cow –

  52. moonray says:

    The lovely cows!I just adore cows 🙂

  53. secksy34 says:

    i love when they all trot off down the path to the feild

  54. tabbaz123 says:

    I love the cows that look as though they know the camera is there – one seems to shake his head at the camera and another nose right forward towards it – so cute

  55. Anonymous says:

    Cows…what's not to love?!

    Laura H

  56. I like it when it's speeded up & the cows & farmer walk fast

  57. mummy24 says:

    seeing things from the cows view

    @ashlallan

  58. my favorite part was the music and the cows together

  59. The cows in general!

  60. liz denial says:

    I love the 3 cows together at the end, they're so cute together

  61. I loved the part with the cow – love the countryside and know how it feels!

  62. Kim says:

    My favourite part was the jolly music and the cute brown cow that stood out!

  63. Nicole H says:

    My favourite part of the video was seeing the world from the point of view of a cow wandering around the countryside. That's something I didn't think I would be doing today. 🙂

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