Farmers feeding cows in a barn

Arlagården in the UK

Arlagården focuses on milk quality, food safety and animal welfare. The programme ensures that all 12,700 Arla farmers are assessed to the same standards. 

Arlagården protects and enhances Arla’s reputation for supplying quality milk in its home markets. In addition, it increases Arla’s ability to compete globally, as export countries have the reassurance that the milk has been produced to the same high standards. 

Arlagården places emphasis on ensuring farmers work closely with their vet and that antibiotics are only used when necessary, for curing or alleviating diseases and illness rather than for preventive purposes. 

Arlagården plays a significant role in supporting Arla’s responsible sourcing principles that contribute to its farmer-owned marque. Successfully launched across Europe in August, the marque provides consumers with the reassurance that Arla’s dairy products are from a responsible, farmer-owned business, where all the profits go back to its owners and are produced with the highest expectations for animal welfare and environmental standards throughout its supply chain. 

In the UK, Arla farms will continue to meet national Red Tractor standards. For more in-depth overview on our quality assurance programme Arlagården in the UK, click here.