Unbelievable answers from young children about dairy cows have yet again baffled farmers.
New research from a Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons survey showed a shocking lack of knowledge from youngsters about the origin of milk.
Of the 1,500 four to eight-year-olds questioned, one-third did not know that milk was the produce of a cow and 18 per cent thought milk came straight from the fridge or supermarket.
A further 12 per cent of London-based children were unaware that cows moo.
The survey came in conjunction with the Cadbury Adopt a Cow campaign where Cadbury took a ‘hyper-realistic eight foot fully moo-ing’ animatronic cow to the streets of London to help children and their families understand more about the process.
Phil Warfield, senior brand manager for Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons said: “We are really very proud to be able to give families the opportunity to learn more about these fascinating animals through our ‘Adopt a Cow’ program and offer the chance to come face-to-face with some of our very special Cadbury cows.
“Cows are incredibly important to use – after all, they provide us with the glass and a half of fresh British and Irish milk that goes into our delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons and we hope to excite and inspire people across the country to adopt a cow.”
The news came only days after a British Nutrition Foundation survey revealed a worrying number of youngsters thought fish fingers were made of chicken and dairy cows laid eggs.