Priégola fresh milk obtained the distinction of "M product certificate" quality assurance

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In order to continue to ensure the highest quality Priégola has obtained the mark of warranty M product certificate, the community of Madrid, granted for its products

  • Whole fresh milk
  • Fresh semi-skimmed milk
  • Fresh milk semi-skimmed lactose-free
  • Skimmed fresh milk

The Comunidad de Madrid, through the Ministry of environment and spatial planning is shipped during the year 2014, one of the most ambitious projects in the field of the promotion and recognition of the quality of food in the region products: the creation of the Mark M product certificate.

M product certificate, is the label that guarantees the quality of agri-food products produced, prepared or processed in the community of Madrid, joining launched similar initiatives, with great success, in other autonomous communities, to differentiate their products, as the land of flavour in Castile and León or food from the Natural paradise of Asturias.

The creation of the Mark M product certificate aims to:

  • Consumers easily identify clearly in the market, those food products manufactured or produced in the community of Madrid offering a differentiated quality.
  • Guarantee to consumers that the product is of quality and respectful with the environment. 
  • Give prestige to the brand, products providing added value, by linking its image with a value of quality, security and confidence.
  • Promoting sustainable economic development and boost the rural environment of the region.

In addition, a website,, has been created to enhance the awareness of the brand among consumers and markets, and to promote at the same time products "kilometer zero" locals.


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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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Harvesting and silage from barley



Taking advantage of good weather in the past week, we started to harvest and store 1,200,000 kg of forage barley. This forage harvested at its optimum ripeness and properly stored will be the basis of feeding our cows during the next 6 months.

Green barley is a nutritivito, easy to digest and appetising food for cows. It has been cultivated for Arpon in the region of Medina del Campo, where the quality of their crops is famous for its specialisation in forage for dairy cattle.

The process of stored is quick and easy. Forage is harvested directly in trucks that once filled target Arpon where the product is stored (ensile) quickly. For the stored we use a system of silage in bags of plastic called "Ag-Bag". This system, imported from the United States, is natural, effective and profitable for our exploitation due to multiple factors

  • It promotes better conservation of the forage.
  • It allows harvest forage at its optimum ripeness and keep it several months.
  • It boosts your energy value thanks to a fermentation process for the digestion of ruminants.
  • The retrieved fodder is appealing for the cows (so they don't lost the appetite with heat).

Next week, again when the weather will begin to harvest and store our own crop of barley, which we have cultivated in our Las Barrancas (150 hectares) farm 6 kilometers from Arpon facilities... and then... comenzaermos to cultivate corn.

Cultivate the field and store their products properly is just as important as the correct feeding of livestock. Thanks to Arpon agricultural and ranching tradition, we have been doing this work for over 50 years.

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





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


Consumption of local products. All are advantages

If you are 30 years or older and live in Spain, perhaps remember those times in which the milkman was going to the door of your House to sell you milk. Perhaps you remember the smell of fresh milk and the large amount of cream which had. You may also remember how your mother put it to boil before drinking it to kill the "bugs" that could contain milk.

Now the story has changed a lot. Although the previous paragraph may sound very romantic, there are now many more controls and systems that ensure milk to come to our House in perfect condition.


10 reasons to eat local foods


A euro spent on user-friendly products generated twice for the local economy. In today's complicated economic circumstances we are aware that this philosophy of consumption benefits us all.


A fresh product will always be more healthy to the body than a product requiring preservatives, freezing or stabilizers to extend their period of consumption.

In addition, the products transported over large distances may have been weeks frozen. Milk transport over long distances is only made with sterilized milk / UHT lasting several months without the need for cold storage.


Pasteurized fresh milk has the same flavor milk which in the past was consumed in the villages, which are boiled before consumption and which mentioned at the beginning of this article.

UHT milk, have been subjected to a higher temperature, suffers more transformations (degraded some compounds and form that can change the odor, taste and color of milk). The most common of these is the caramelization of lactose.

In fruit and vegetables, a product harvested at their peak of ripeness has much more flavor than one prematurely collected by conditions of transport.


Products made in their region or traditionally gathered near his village have fewer products to conserve them and additives.

In the case of fresh milk contains no obviously any preservative or additive. It is 100% fresh pasteurized milk.


Media that carry products from far away cause high emissions of CO2.


Eat seasonal products that are healthier to consume local products automatically. In addition, seasonal products are more economical.


It is always more comforting to sit to eat knowing where they come from products you eat. Knowing the milkman, Baker, farmer, etc. and knowing how they work.

In the case of Priégola, we only elaborate products with milk from our own livestock in Villanueva del Pardillo. It is obtained from a single herd, milk a single location. Milk leaves the udder and goes directly to tank storage and pasteurization.

We do not carry milk coming from hundreds of kilometers for processing because in this process can cause many problems that decrease the level of fitness of milk for use. (Mixture of air, fragmentation of red blood cells, microbiological imbalances).

In the end, we get an exceptional taste of fresh and natural milk we produce with the same technique of pasteurization, for more than 50 years.


A farmer who produces industrially can dedicate to produce a wide range of products.


80% of the products are distributed in Spain by few companies that impose the final prices, produced and. Support small farmers used to fight against this.


With decent income, local producers will remain and will use its resources to generating wealth and employment for their community.

Priegola, famous Madrid milk milk

Blog of gastronomy "Market Calabajio" make a report about Priégola products.

The truth is that in Madrid we cannot complain of the large amount of livestock farms in the periphery of the capital... for the little green is right?, Yes, and it is a marvel. Arpon milk is one of the first milk of our region, one of the pioneers of the distribution of fresh milk door to door throughout our community. The company has survived the urban Empire (although there is a need to transfer), and of course the countless crisis in the sector, which have been many and hard. Also today Arpon is one of the best-known Madrid fresh milks outside our territory, it has already entered into many families and is used by many restaurateurs, among other things because it is pretty accessible and quality per is... Read more

Arpon... the milk...! What milk!

If manufacture a quality product satisfaction, more rewarding is the recognition, by our customers.

We want to share with you some testimony of greeting our customers that have made us reach via Email.



ABC newspaper | «Cow comfort», cows that they sleep in beds and receive massages

For farming of Madrid they listen to classical music when they are milked, three times a day

Cows farm Arpon, a pioneer cattle industry both in the care and well-being of their animals

There are cows at livestock farms of Madrid who sleep in beds, receive massages and listen to classical music when they are milked three times a day.

The «cow comfort» or «well-being of dairy cow», is a recent, extended practice on some Spanish holdings, which Madrid Counselor of environment and planning, Ana Isabel Mariño, has known during her visit to the farm Priégola, in Villanueva del Pardillo.

There, 80 per cent of the cows has beds of water or felt and pillows, milking occurs three times a day with classical music and cubicles are equipped with massagers.

To prevent the temperature of the animals climb and detrimental to the quality of the milk, summer fans and sprinklers are used, and after each milking cows receive a shower.

Their 700 animals of the Friesian also have space to walk and not used factory feed.

Marino has said the community guarantees the high quality of the milk that is produced in the region and supports 86 Madrid farms which boast nearly 11,000 dairy cows, as reported by the regional government in a note.

«The dairy sector in the community of Madrid has been subjected to an intense process of restructuring, in such a way that innovation has become the unique formula of survival. The regional government works to make farms leading and highly specialized, both on-site and in the application of new technologies, breeding and animal health», said the counselor.

The Madrid Executive has allocated a total of 1.1 million euros in aid for the modernization of the dairy industry since 2007.

The Madrid dairy industry is the eighth of Spain by volume of sales and accounts for 6% of all milk that is sold in the country.

It occupies the ninth position in the agri-food sector Madrid by number of establishments and the fourth with respect to the number of occupied persons (1.639 workers).

Source: EFE / madrid day 14/04/2012 - 19.18 h

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