Bringing the cows
In this workshop we first bring the cows from the pasture to the milking parlour. Our parlour has a herringbone layout and we usually milk eight cows at once. At that time, the farmer will explain what he or she’s doing.
The farmer introduces the cows to you and tells you about everything that’s involved in producing healthy and nutritious milk, milk which could be used to make much more than just cheese and yoghurt!
Before we start milking, we first cleanse the udders with water and dry them with paper towels. When that’s finished, we will connect the teats to the milking machine. You can try doing all this yourself as well!
You can see the milk streaming into the milk glass, and see how much milk one cow provides. Then the milk is brought to a cooling tank, where the milk will be cooled to 3.5 degrees Celsius. The dairy company Friesland Foods collects this milk once every three days.
What a unique experience!
The cows were very lovely and warm.
We received an extensive tour and all our questions were answered.
Thank you for this!
Robbin en Eva
/ Enkhuizen - 28-06-2018
What an amazing little paradise you have here.
Thanks for the incredible hospitality, the great experience of milking the cows and the relaxed tour.
See you again!
Thijs, Tess en kids
/ Doetinchem - 30-06-2018
The Den Branderhorst farm invites you to this typical Dutch experience! Because milking cows is something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime...
Time: 17.30u - 19.30u
Costs: €25,- p.p. (In case of 6 people or more €19,95 p.p.)
If your group is larger than 10, contact us for a special tariff.
Including coffee or tea woth a regional delicacy.
And, of course, a glass of fresh milk.
- We will confirm your booking within 24 hours.
- Payment will be done on the day of the workshop.
- Do you have any questions? Call or app us on 06-123 751 65.