Today is World Milk Day and the NFU and farmers across the country are celebrating all that’s great about milk and British dairy.
Throughout the day farmers, people in the dairy industry and lovers of milk will be making a noise on social media using the hashtag #WorldMilkDay.
The Global Dairy Platform (GDP), which is helping to coordinate global celebrations, has also started a “Raise a Glass’ campaign, asking people to take photos and videos of themselves drinking a glass of milk and sharing via social media.
You can get involved by taking a photo or short video of yourself and your dairy cows, or simply enjoying a glass of the white stuff and upload it to social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #WorldMilkDay and #RaiseaGlass.
Established in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), World Milk Day helps to raise awareness of the dairy sector and recognise the importance of milk as a global food.
This year the overarching theme for World Milk day is celebrating the important contributions of dairy to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition.