To celebrate Trewithen Dairy’s sponsorship of Bodmin RFC’s Minis Team, we recently treated the youngsters to delicious hot chocolates, prepared pitch-side by champion barista Hugo Hercod, and a trip to visit one of Trewithen Dairy’s farmers.

After enjoying some warming post-match refreshments made with Trewithen’s creamy whole milk, the pint-sized players headed just a few miles up the road to visit one of Trewithen Dairy’s 25 dairy farmers, who gave children and parents a tour of his farm. The families were fascinated to see first-hand how Trewithen’s milk makes its journey from field to fridge and enjoyed meeting the herd – especially the young calves!

Naomi, whose son plays for Bodmin RFC Minis, said the children and parents had a great day:

“We loved having Trewithen Dairy join our training session, I think the queue for hot chocolate and clotted cream scones spoke volumes! Taking the children to the farm was just magical. The farmer, Matt, and his wife Catherine were welcoming and friendly. Matt had the children gripped from the moment we got there.”

The children learned about the life of a farmer, including the early starts, how the milk is collected and the welfare of the animals. Naomi explains: “There was something very special about watching the newborn calf attempt its first steps.

“My son stood up to tell his class about it the next day, proudly taking pictures of the visit and explaining that he drank the milk and went to meet the cows who made it! As a parent, it is important that my children understand where the food comes from and how to make good choices about what they eat. For me, that’s the brilliance of local partnerships. Bringing communities together and creating these unique opportunities which are lasting memories.”

We captured some great shots of the day which we’ve shared in our gallery below…