The milking lines are cleaned and sanitized
before and after each cow enters the stall. The
milk travels to an area where it is tested, and
then poured into cisterns. It is then bottled,
capped and taken away in trucks to various
During the farm tour, visitors can bottle-feed
the baby calves, hand-feed goats and sheep
and watch bunny and pig races ... and a refreshing
perk is getting to taste some delicious
whole or chocolate milk.
"We can hear the cows mooing in the morning
when we get to the farm, which means
they're ready to be milked," said tour guide
“Everyone should learn about what is in
their food, and that includes milk,” said Cagle.
Portions of the farm’s 220 acres of green grass
gets cut twice daily, and the cuttings are mixed in
with a variety of grains and other native plants for
feed. No artificial growth hormones are used.
Nothing artificial is added to the milk.
The fresh grass provides a source of betacarotene,
vitamin D and vitamin E. It’s high in
nature’s own cancer inhibitor, conjugated linoleic
acids (CLA’s), providing milk with enhanced levels
of healthy fats. In return, the cows produce a
The secret to delicious milk is feeding the
cows high- protein, fresh grass grown on
composted soil, harvested twice daily. The
grass is then mixed with grains, minerals and
hay, providing a well- balanced, nutritious
salad for the cows.
creamier texture and a fresh sweet taste, just the
way nature intended it. The dairy employs about
Here’s some nifty cow facts for you: Cows do
not sweat, so they are watered in the stalls to keep
them cool and comfortable. They eat 100 pounds
of food per day and sleep on sanitized sand beds.
When they are sick, they are moved to the
hospital barn, where they are tended to and given
antibiotics when needed. They do not get milked
again at the facility until all traces of medicine are
gone from their bodies.