Food & drink
Benna’s on a mission to help Maltese farmers AND consumers – here’s how
No dairy product could be fresher than local...

From a bowl of cereal in the morning to a warm cup of tea right before bed, few are the dishes and drinks we consume every day that have no connection to the local dairy industry.

And whilst we don’t tend to think much about the effects of the products we eat or drink, something as simple as buying a carton of Benna milk is key to keeping us healthy and allows a huge network of farmers and workers to thrive.

With that being said, here are all the ways in which this local dairy company is positively impacting Maltese producers and consumers alike.

The Benna Cooperative is mostly farmer-owned

Maltese dairy farmers own a whopping 70 per cent of the Benna Cooperative, meaning that purchasing this company’s products equates to supporting independent producers.

These hard-working farmers bring in fresh milk to the Benna factory every single day, allowing the company to offer customers the freshest, tastiest, and most nutritious dairy products possible – all whilst maintaining high quality standards and remaining in conformance with EU regulations. For this very reason, buying from Benna will help contribute towards a long-term sustainable dairy industry in Malta.

Benna milk is chock-full with vitamins and nutrients

The great thing about Benna milk (and cow’s milk as a whole) is that, not only does it taste great, but it’s also extremely good for us.

Just to put this all into perspective, a single serving of Benna milk contains anything from calcium, protein, and riboflavin to vitamin B12, iodine, and phosphorous. These nutrients come together to keep us energised, help our organs function properly, and strengthen our bones and muscles.

Buying from Benna supports way more than just dairy farmers

A lot goes into that glass of milk you drink for breakfast. For starters, Benna’s strong and healthy cows required the right nutrition in order to produce the best quality milk…

…and that is only possible thanks to Malta’s sizeable community of animal forage farmers. In total, a whopping 47 per cent of arable land around the islands is used for the sole purpose of growing animal forage. Should the demand for this product ever dwindle, there would be little to no use for these large stretches of land anymore.

All of Benna’s products are packed fresh on a daily basis

Benna operates a swift yet precise production chain that seeks to bring you the freshest possible milk in the least amount of time.

The company’s milk comes from a whopping 6,500 cows spread over 87 farms (56 in Malta and 31 in Gozo) around the islands. From the get-go, Benna is in control of its products’ quality, and it doesn’t delay in pasteurising, homogenising, and packing it all, before distributing it to stores all over the islands – all of this within 24 hours. Intense, right?

Benna’s better for the environment

Supermarket shelves are often brimming with dairy products coming from all four corners of the world – and whilst you might be tempted to sample them, there’s every reason not to.

Apart from the fact that no dairy product could be fresher than local, Benna milk requires way less time on the road than its international equivalents. This, in turn, makes buying from Benna a more environmentally sound alternative. It’s the small decisions that lead to big differences after all!

With all this being said, next time you’re at a supermarket do yourself (and many Maltese farmers) a favour and choose Benna. There’s nothing quite like drinking the freshest possible milk whilst supporting local enterprises.

29th September 2022

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