From cow to glass
Click on the corresponding picture to know more about each step of the Lactel path from the cow to your glass
As all the mammals, cows need to have a calf to produce milk. Once the calf is born the cow will produce milk during the 10 following months.
Cows are usually milked twice a day, in the morning and in the evening with a very strict process in dedicated milking room. 20 to 40 cows are milked at one time, taking about 5 minutes per cow. Milking machines mimic the action of a young calf which causes the milk to be released from the udder.
Milk is stored on farm at 4°C and for no longer than 48 hours. Milk is collected from the farm every 24 or 48 hours. The tankers used have a special stainless steel body which keeps the milk cold during transportation to the processing factory.
Raw milk is pumped into storage silos where it undergoes different heat treatments and further processing following the type of milk manufactured.
Once produced and packed, the milk is transported from the factory to the nearest port, and shipped on boat to make the journey from France to Hong Kong.
Once received in Hong Kong, packed milks are distributed to the different stores, ready to be enjoyed by all the family!