Milk Facts

Milk is consumed by people as a food product throughout the world – and has been a vital part of the human diet for thousands of years.  Milk was first consumed in what is now modern-day Iran and Afghanistan over 10,000 years ago.

Dairy cows lie down approximately 14 hours a day!


There are 2.3 million dairy cows in the UK—more than the populations of Birmingham and Manchester combined!  Each one produces on average 5,900 litres of milk a year!

Half of all milk produced from dairy cows in the UK goes directly to liquid consumption.  The other half goes to processing – and half of that goes directly to cheese production

2.3 Million

5 billion litres of milk are sold in Britain each year—enough to fill 2,000 Olympic swimming pools, and the average person in Britain drinks an average of 1.6 litres of milk per week.

5 billion litres

Helps muscles rebuild

The value of milk

Milk is a great way for your body to regroup after exercise.  It has casein and whey, which are commonly found in bodybuilding supplements, and they help your muscles rebuild after exertion.

Builds healthy teeth & bones

Milk builds healthy bones – milk contains calcium, which strengthens bone mass and makes your body stronger.  It’s absolutely vital to maintain healthy bones to support your body’s structures.  Calcium is also necessary for maintaining healthy teeth.

Helps maintain a healthy glow

Milk contains multiple nutrients that are beneficial for your skin, nails and hair.  Zinc, Vitamin A, B6, calcium, protein, lipids and biotin all help your skin and hair maintain that healthy glow.