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Agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson lead a visit to Andrew and Rachel Giles’ farm, which has a herd of 350 spring calving dairy cows. Enter the milking parlour and help to milk some of the cows, as well as see the young calves. Watch how the cows are fed and learn how their four stomachs enable them to digest grass. Samples of whole milk and other dairy products will be provided for tasting and a cheese maker will demonstrate their craft. Also see events 135, 230, 276, 322
A minimum age of 8 years is required to take part in this expedition.This is a visit to a real working farm and is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome, children must be supervised at all times. Coaches will return to the festival site in time for events starting at 1pm.