Finnish dairy is born at devoted family farms
Valio dairy products come from Finnish family farms. To be a Valio dairy farmer is to be part of a rich tradition of farming culture, sharing a collective pride in the land, the cows and the milk.
In northern Finland on the banks of the Tornio river, the Juntti family has been farming for nine generations, since the 1760s. Today, brothers Erkka and Iikka Juntti run the business, but dairy food is not just a job they sign up for, it’s a calling.
“For me this is everything. My life’s work,” says Erkka Juntti. “I’ve been farming since I was a little boy, and it’s a matter of honour to continue the work of past generations.”
Milking cows deserve the best care
Rising before dawn, the young dairy farmers are driving feed trucks, and caring for the cows that produce more than a million litres of milk each year. Family farmers are devoted to their work and proud of the high quality milk they produce.
“Since Valio is our kind of company, it’s nice that you can buy a pint of milk at the shop and say ‘this is something I’ve been dabbling with’,” Erkka explains.