Milking Demonstration at Family Farm
30th April – 30th September
Come by and see Áine at Family Farm where you will learn all about the important contribution she makes to the Irish Dairy Industry!
Áine is our British-Freisian dairy cow visiting Family Farm over the summer months! Áine hails from a small dairy farm in Co. Limerick.
On the dairy farm, Áine would spend her days grazing luscious green pastures, producing up to 30L of fresh milk daily.
On Family Farm, Áine takes a well-earned rest, spending her days munching on crunchy hay and haylage. Because she is a small British Freisan dairy cow, she is only milked once a day by our lovely Zookeeper Louise. During peak lactation (just after giving birth) she may produce up to 30L of milk daily, so may require milking twice a day, just like back on the farm in Limerick.
Don't forget to check out our 'Food from the Farm' module at Family Farm during the school year and Agri Aware's 'Butter Disco' weekends with Family Farm teacher Elizabeth during the summer months.