They do not know what is the Crisis

Alfalfa hay
Ryegrass hay
Bromus fresh pulp
Barley and Hominy
Corn flakes
Fresh orange pulp
Beet pulp
Cotton seeds
Vitamins and minerals

This is the composition of the breakfast that have eaten our cows at 8 h 30, just after returning from milking. It is important when returning from milking cows to find food available so they don't lose appetite and eat before you lie down and sunbathe... Each cow consumes an average of 45 kilos of fodder and feed a day. Definitely they do not know what is the crisis.

And we continue with delivery on the farm

Arpon Nore Petereslund I and Nore Peterslund II. Twin birth of calves born yesterday by the Swedish Red race night.

And this is the father of creatures... the Peterslund Bull.




Japan in Arpon, Villanueva del Pardillo

Americanoooooooos, come to Spain's huge and sanoooos
Long live the tronioooooo and live a town with poderioooooo
OLE Virginia and Michigan
And live Texas which is bad, is bad.

You receive Americans with joy
OLE ole, my mother my mother-in-law and ole my aunt
Americanoooooooos, come to Spain's huge and sanoooos
OLE ole, my mother my mother-in-law and ole mi tiaaaaaa.

In the purest style Pepe Isbert at Berlanga film "Welcome Mr. Marshall", have received Arpon in the visit of a group of 40 strangers who, instead of coming from the United States, came from Japan.



Although it sounds far-fetched, this group of farmers, farmers and ranchers Japanese has traveled from far away to see first hand the techniques of animal welfare and the real benefits of these practices. You have explained it everything - God thank you came with translator-... If the cow has to be relaxed, that if the water beds, that if fans, as if the music during milking, etc... and certainly nothing surprised.

We have found that their culture and respect for animals is comparable to their interest to learn and discover values in simple harmony with animal welfare guidelines.

To our surprise, at the end of the visit have given us coasters and Japanese fans and have left us above all, "a taste of visit".

Visit Japanese in Arpon


Pink... They have been twins!

We are at the height of Arpon births and the family grows... We must remember that all the cows in our farm are mostly pregnant, newly paridas or in phase of pregnancy. Why give so much milk!

Arpon there are an average of 1.8 births diaries a year but in recent months the average is increased because we are in the era of the "paridera" which is usually in the months of September, October and November.

When there are so many pregnant animals it is difficult to know at all times that cow can put labor. Therefore all cows have a kind of Watch called "pedometer" on its rear leg, counting the number of steps the cow walking per day and that sets a daily average of activity for each animal on the farm. If cow walk too and the pedometer recorded an increase in their activity, that cow has to be examined by a veterinarian to know soon whether to give birth or are nervous for some other reason. Technological advances are useful for things as natural as birth.

Just 20 minutes ago "Arpon rose Burt", a cow for 3 years, has given birth of twins. As the image is so beautiful we wanted to share it with you. Madrid is a very urban city, but very close to nature.

Arpon rose Burt

Arpon rose Burt



Cow Comfort in Arpon


Cow Comfort defines a series of techniques that are applied in livestock farms and which together promote well-being and tranquility of the animals. These practices which represent a considerable investment for the farmer, medium-term affect very positively the quality of milk - high content in fat and protein - and also increased production of litres. Comfort is an indispensable condition for the health of the cows and so that they can produce quality milk. As it could not be otherwise, Arpon all animals have space to walk.


Rubber or water beds

80 per cent of milking cows have beds of water or crushed rubber, these last ones also have pillows to rest your head. The remaining 20 per cent have traditional bedding. All beds are cleaned daily and over them a biological disinfectant is applied. The surface of the bed should be padded so that the knees of cows will not suffer to the lie. Both crushed rubber water beds comply with this condition.

Classical music during milking

Milking time is a delicate moment for the cows. For this reason, in Arpon cows listen to classical during this process since it promotes relaxation and his willingness to be milked. It is said that this technique is applied from the monks of Brittany in the 19th century, discovered that the cows gave more milk if they were milked during mass, as they heard the music that came from the choir of the Church.

Currently there are no scientific studies that support this theory but in Arpon are convinced that cows having auditory system, are sensitive to the strains of classical music.

Anti-stress acclimatization systems

Air circulation is very important for the respiration of the cows. An example of this can be seen in that both the cows and the horses are located in the countryside in places higher - which is where most circulates the air - when the temperature exceeds 15 degrees. The lands consist of a single roof high, oriented to the South and waterfall to the North, whose design is intended to produce shade in summer and to facilitate the entry of sunshine in winter. In addition, lack of side walls in order to favour the maximum circulation of air within them. When the roof is heated by solar radiation, his own inclination leads a stream of air which in summer allows sheds enjoy of 4 to 5 degrees Celsius colder than the outside.

Cattle, from the first day of life, perfectly withstands temperatures up to 20 degrees below zero, but begins to suffer if the temperature rises above 22 degrees centigrade. In summer, the fall in temperature produced by the flow of air from the sheepfold is not enough. For this reason, ARPON has installed sprinklers and fans in the areas of the feeding and sheds with beds.

Fans and the sprinklers are put in place when the temperature exceeds 22 degrees and will stop when it drops 20.

First, the sprinklers are set to operate for 20 seconds; then the fans run for 40 seconds, handing out water in suspension. This cycle is repeated way successive cooling cows during the time that they are eating.

The same system is used in prior to milking waiting room. Additionally, each cow receives a shower out of the room after the milking. These care aims to prevent the temperature of the cows to raise. Once this happens, it is very difficult to lower it if not cooling during the early morning hours.


The three fundamental pillars for a milk of the highest quality are the feeding of cows, their genetics and "Cow Comfort" measures.

These three elements are the factors determinants to make livestock healthy, produce milk quality and quantity.

Careful power

Arpon is a veterinary nutrologo whose mission is to establish the type of food for each animal according to the period of life in which it is - calves, heifers, cows newly paridas, cows pregnant, etc-. How to feed livestock, is decisive to be healthy animals and their high production.

Arpon also advises other farms and cooperatives in Spain, since the feeding system which we apply in our farm has proved to be very effective.

Animal genetics

For more than 20 years Priégola not he joined their livestock animals from other farms since these would be capable of introducing diseases unknown to our cabin. Thanks to advances in genetics and artificial insemination, the rearing of livestock is done with native animals.

All the cows are born and bred on the farm. In addition, the parents of their future offspring are selected among the best stallions in the world, according to its genetic improvement tested, morphology, production, content of proteins, etc.

Thanks to all these measures Arpon obtained the title of best livestock index genetic of Spain (for more than 200 cows breeding farms) in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. This title is awarded by CONAFE, the national associations of Frisona Española Conferedracion.

Cow Comfort

As we have explained above, they are a series of animal, comfort measures as a whole, affect a better milk - content of fat and protein - and also an increase of its production.

Livestock Arpon | Best Spanish exploitation by ICO 2012

Livestock Arpon receives the diploma of "best Spanish exploitation by ICO (index combined Genetics)" granted by CONAFE, Confederation of associations of Frisona Española.