Come and have fun learning about milk

Wondering what to do with the children this Half Term? 

Why not visit the Welsh Dairy Show on Tuesday 25th October.

For the first time in the show’s history there’ll be an area especially for our younger visitors.

Children will be encouraged to have a go at making butter and they can milk a cow (not one of the real ones, don’t worry!). 


Real diary farmers will be on hand to talk about what it’s like to milk cows every day and there’ll be demonstrations on how to make cheese and butter.

Have a go at milking a cow
Learn how cheese is made
Lots of free goodies
Taste delicious Welsh cheese and ice-cream
Make your own butter

Amazing ‘Story of Milk’ Illustrations win Welsh Dairy Show Art Competition

Three young budding artists, all under the age of 10, have been chosen as the winners of the Welsh Dairy Show’s ‘Story of Milk’ art competition for their informative and colourful illustrations of how milk travels from the farm to the fridge.

The Welsh Dairy Show recently teamed up with the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company, Elanco, Mole Valley Farmers and Totally Welsh to call on school pupils from across south west Wales to enter the art competition to help raise the profile of milk and the dairy industry ahead of the event on Tuesday, 25 October.

The Winners

Alys  Cumming, from Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog in Carmarthenshire, received two tickets for her family to attend the Welsh Dairy Show. The school received £75 which was sponsored by Elanco. Alys’ class will also be going on a trip to the Carmarthenshire Cheese Factory in Nantyci.


Megan Davies, aged 8, from Ysgol Gynradd Cwrtnewydd, Ceredigion, received two tickets for her
family to attend the Welsh Dairy Show. The school received £75 which was sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers. Megan’s whole school, as there’s only 18 pupils, will also be going on a trip to Holden Dairy Farm in Llanbybi. The bus for the trip will be sponsored by Aled Davies from the NFU office in Aberaeron and Heather Holgate from the NFU office in Tregaron.


Ellis Phillips, aged 9, from Templeton primary school, Pembrokeshire, also won tickets for his family to visit the Welsh Dairy Show. The school received £75, sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers. Ellis’ class with be going on a trip to the Totally Welsh milk factory in Haverfordwest and the bus for the trip will be sponsored by Rob Nicholas and Dorian Williams from the NFU office in Narberth.


Hundreds of students of all ages, from across south west Wales entered the competition. The prize winning drawings are now being used as the front cover image on the Show Catalogue, a poster and to promote the forthcoming Show on the internet.

Amazing Efforts

Mair James, Organiser of the Welsh Dairy Show said, “Thank you to all the school pupils for your fantastic drawings. We will put every entry on display at the Welsh Dairy Show for visitors to see your amazing efforts. I would also like to thank teachers for taking the time to discuss the value of milk whilst encouraging your students to enter the competition.”

“This year’s Welsh Dairy Show has been organised to coincide with half term as I want to encourage younger visitors to attend the event where they will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of milk and how it is turned into other products such as cheese and ice-cream. It will be free for under 15s to attend the Show.”

The children’s area in the Welsh Dairy Show will be run by Cows on Tour and the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company and will feature cows that the children can milk, demonstrations on how cheese is made and an opportunity for the children to make butter.

Tell the story of milk with our great competition

The Welsh Dairy Show has teamed up with Elanco and the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company to offer Carmarthenshire schools the opportunity to win £75 for your school, a trip for the winning pupil’s class to Carmarthenshire Cheese Company’s Visitor Centre, in Nantyci and tickets for the winner’s family to come along to the Welsh Dairy Show in October.


We will also provide a professional photograph of the prize giving and publicity for the winning school.

The Story of Milk

daisy-the-cow-produces-great-milkWe want students of all ages to draw a colourful picture, on A4, that illustrates the story of milk – from Farm to Fridge. Students can use anything to create their picture: paint / crayon / pens / pencils.

The winning image will be used in the promotional material for the Welsh Dairy Show 2016 which takes place during half term, on Tuesday, 25 October 2016.

How to Enter

Each individual picture must have written on the back: Name and age of the pupil; name and contact details of the school.

O Fferm i’r Oergell

Post your entries to: Mair James
Welsh Dairy Show
United Counties Showground, Nantyci,
SA33 5DR

Deadline for entries is: Monday, 26 September 2016

Sponsored by:

Competition rules

This competition is open to all ages. The Judges’ decision is final. The prizes are what is stipulated in this correspondence. Winners will be notified by telephone. The winning poster is the property of the Welsh Dairy Show and can be used in future promotional materials.