The dairy 'whole' protect against diabetes

Source: Diario El Mundo - 16/09/2014

It is not fat, stupid ', arguably manipulating the famous phrase from Bill Clinton's election campaign in 1992. Because in studies of nutrition is increasingly clear that no matter the fat itself, both its origin, in determining its health effects. The latest evidence on this line indicates that the consumption of milk, rich in animal fats, can have protective effects against type 2 diabetes.

It is not the first time that a study, for example, points out the benefits of yogurt against this disease, but on this occasion, the advantages are extrapolated to other types of milk.

The results come from extensive Swedish research that has been unveiled at the annual meeting of the European society for the study of Diabetes that is taking place in Vienna (Austria). With data from nearly 27,000 individuals from 45 to 74 years, followed for 14 years, the team of Ulrika Ericson

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Thank you my Petit Madrid!

[Fuente: Blog Mi Petit Madrid - De Carla, el 04 de diciembre de 2013]

COMFORT & SLOW COW MiLK: happy cows of Arpon


Did you know a dealer can get milk just to your home, first thing in the morning, which live in the Centre or on the outskirts of the village? Yes, Yes, as in the films (American)! Every day, Arpon, the estate of Villanueva del Pardillo of Hans-Peter and Rachel, where 1,400 Frisian cows, living at ease and stress-free distributed fresh milk to more than 5,000 homes in the community of Madrid. The recipe for your success? The "Cow Comfort". This test? Both the family business and founder marriage just celebrate their respective golden wedding anniversary. Petit tribute to livestock more slow moment.

In 1960, Hans-Peter Sieber left his native Switzerland to work as an interpreter in the Costa Brava but love knocked at the door of your destination to meet his current wife of Cantabrian origins, Raquel Quijano. Shortly after, the happy couple decided to settle in no man's land to fulfill his dream: founding their own livestock. Nothing more moving to Villanueva del Pardillo, bought their first 30 cows in... Canada. Yes, they made them to travel thousands of miles aboard a plane of the company Iberia before no doubt the bewilderment of the crew. Since then, Arpon family has grown and much but in a methodical, almost philosophical manner, because, for its owners, a happy cow produces better milk. And I attest that this breeding cows live "as authentic Queens" thanks to the "Cow Comfort" method.

It is a set of techniques that favor well-being and tranquility of the animals in order to increase not only the quality of the milk but also its production. Then, on this farm, all cows are born and breed in the farm with the help of artificial insemination; they have enough space to walk; and they sleep in beds of water or rubber blended with pillows to rest your head. "The surface of the bed has to be padded so that the knees of cows will not suffer to the lie" explains Nicolás Sieber, the son of the owners, who grew up on the farm and knows very well the nature of these animals. "If you don't do them case, cows are curious, come to your attention. If you are where you come, frightened".

As for milk, cows are milked three times a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year (+ 1 every 4). During the time of milking, they listen to classical music, and not by any composer, it seems that the music of Mozart is that like... "It is said that this technique is used since, in the 19th century, monks of Brittany discovered that cows gave more milk during the mass, as they heard the music that came from the choir of the Church," says Nicolas.

Finally, in summer, sprinklers and fans regulate the temperature in the feeders and the cobertizos-dormitorios areas because it is proven that the cattle begin to suffer if the thermometer marked more than 22 degrees Celsius. And to finish, they themselves may be a masajito with a power brush that rotates automatically when the cow approached it... are giving Me envy! Aysss, who was a cow! In Arpon, clear.

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Good harvest of corn... good food for our cows.


Corn planting. Arpon
Corn planting. Arpon

At the end of the month of may, after harvesting the barley, we started planting corn on the grounds of irrigated Arpon has to do this. Today, two months later and seeing as sprouting cultivation can ensure that the harvest will be good.

A good harvest of maize is important because it depends much of our cows feeding in the coming months. This crop will begin to harvest in September and will serve as a forage food from our dairy cows.

One of the advantages of Arpon is the have 160 hectares (intended for maize irrigation 25) to cultivate their own fodder and thus:

  1. It ensures that the quality of farmed products is optimal because it directly affects the health of the cows and the taste of her milk.
  2. The farm allows independent oscillations of fodder prices in the domestic market. These prices have two years to increase by strong external demand and the production costs of many Spanish farms are unworkable to avocando them to a close.

The photos that we show in this publication have been taken yesterday afternoon and this morning.




Ibiza has dairy

Source: - date: 01-05-2013

A few days ago the website of Ibiza "", "The field of Ibiza" section published an article under the title of "The dairy esta de Vuelta" where in addition to praise this profession, he mentioned to Arpon and therefore, we wanted to share with you this article, fully playing its contents:

DairySeveral decades ago, expansion in Western supermarkets, hypermarkets and small neighborhood stores, as well as the change of habits in many homes led to the edge of the disappearance to the popular figure of the dairy. However, for the last several years, cities and towns of the United States, United Kingdom and other European countries, including Spain, attending a progressive expansion of the delivery service of milk and other dairy products and fresh at home. Who doesn't remember endearing figure of the milkman carrying fresh milk to houses? The return of the milkman's life should be framed in the growing trend in our society to return to the traditional, natural and simple and the consumption of fresh and local products.

Today, almost three thousand dairy distributed each morning nearly one million liters in the households of the United Kingdom. It should be recalled as the dairy carries among the British for more than 150 years and has always enjoyed an enormous sympathy and popularity. In Spain, are already several companies which have established dairy home delivery services, such as the well-known Arpon company that distributes milk and other products with great success dairy in the community of Madrid.

The freshness of the milk, milked and packaged the same day and distributed maximum a day later, is the aspect most valued by customers of such services. Very similar to the earlier, milk with an unmistakable flavour but with the guarantee of health that gives its pasteurization (process by which natural milk is subjected to the action of the heat to kill pathogenic germs).

Most of the services at home from fresh milk and dairy products offer general other clear advantages to the consumer:

  • The convenience of receiving products at home, saving time and money.
  • The prices tend to be very similar to the supermarkets.
  • This type of service allows you to support the local product and develop a sustainable local economy.

In Ibiza we are in luck because in may 2013, Santa Gertrudis farm started a dairy home delivery service. It will initially be in the zone of Santa Gertrudis to then expand to the rest of the island. Ibiza has dairy!

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.

National Radio interview

This morning first thing a team of National Radio has moved to Priégola to make us a short interview live. To hear it, you can click the following link: Arpon interview in RNE

Drinking milk increases intelligence

Source: BusinessWeek - 16/01/2013

That is the conclusion we could go that according to an article published in the journal 'Practical Neurology', which ensures that the vitamin D that contains milk increases brain activity. They endorse his desmotrando thesis that countries that consume more dairy products accumulate highest number of award-winning a Nobel.

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Research published last year in the journal of 'New England of Medicine' recorded a strong association between the consumption of chocolate of a nation and the obtaining of the Nobel Prize, speculating that the content of flavonoids in chocolate was behind the increase in brain capacity.

The authors thought that as the chocolate is often combined with milk, it could be the amount of dairy products that are consumed per capita related to success in these awards.
Thus, the Organization 2007 data were analyzed for food and agriculture in the per capita consumption of milk in 22 countries, as well as the information provided by the author of the theory of chocolate and a significant association was found.

Sweden is the country more Nobel prizes, with 33 among its 10 million inhabitants, and although some might argue that it is logical because it is home to the Organising Committee of the awards, is that it is both the country where the largest quantity of milk is consumed per head of the population, with 340 kg each year. The second, Switzerland, with 32 Awards, records an intake of 300 kg milk per year.

At the other end of the scale, China has the lowest number of Nobel Laureates in its population, as well as lower consumption of milk of the countries studied, with around 25 kg per year. According to the researchers, there is a plausible biological explanation for all this: the milk is rich in vitamin D, which can increase the power of the brain.

"So that to improve their chances of winning Nobel prizes not only must eat more chocolate, but perhaps also drink enough milk," conclude the authors, from the Department of Neurology of the Gloucester Royal Hospital, in United Kingdom, which highlight the conflicts of interest, including a tendency to drink milk with cereals and coffee and eat chocolate whenever the opportunity arises

Arpon and Food Bank

Today comes the third van that we donate 1000 litres of "Cream fresh Arpon" charity "Bank of food in Madrid" organization... Any contribution is important, however small that is, so that with the help of everyone, we leave as soon as possible of this situation.

Food Bank