About 250 Friesian cows live on our farm, from which we get a part of the milk we need to make yogurts, desserts and ice cream. The rest of La Fageda’s milk comes from the cows on the nine farms of the Lletera de l’Empordà Cooperative, of which we are members.
All ten farms take care of cows in a very similar way and have the Welfair™ certificate of animal welfare, which confirms that they are well fed; they rest and move in comfortable spaces; they are in good health; they are sociable, and have a positive emotional state.
During the guided tours of the Els Casals property we walk around the farm and meet the cows and the heifers; we learn how the milking robots work where the cows enter when they want to be milked; we get to see the fans that comfort them when it is hot, and the scratchers that automatically turn on when they stop for a rub. Also, if we listen carefully, we can hear the classical baroque music that the cows listen to.