In celebration of National Dairy Month, Circle N Dairy, a working dairy farm, is offering tours at 10 a.m., June 2, 16 and 30, in Gainesville. There is a $3 charge for the tour, which includes a presentation on how and what cows are fed, the benefits of grasscrop based feed (silage), how silage is produced and harvested, the difference between raw and pasteurized milk and the health benefits of raw dairy products as a whole-food source.
Visitors will view an automatic milking parlor, milk tank room, freestall barn with mattresses and misting fans and a separate pen area for new calves. “Healthy cows produce the best quality milk, so we make sure our cows are comfortable, well-nourished and healthy,” says owner Tommy Neu.
At the conclusion of the tour, visitors receive a halfpint of fresh white or chocolate milk to enjoy, and each child receives a goodie bag. Grade-A quality, guaranteed antibiotic- and hormone-free dairy products are available for purchase from the dairy farm store. Call at least three days prior to the tour date to confirm space availability.
Location: 2074 CR 446, Gainesville, TX. For more information, call 940-372-0343 or visit CircleNDairy.com.