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June 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a breakfast served by local dairy farmers! Enjoy a firsthand experience about what life on a dairy farm is all about.
VandenBroek Dairy is less than 20 minutes east of Olds. The family moved to Olds from the Netherlands in 2000. The farm was originally beef and grain, but over the years they transitioned it into dairy. It has been certified organic since 2009 and they milk 410 cows. Last year, they produced over 4.7 million litres of milk! That’s over a million 4L jugs that end up at local Canadian grocery stores.
The cows are milked 3 times a day, every day, at 4 AM, 12 PM and 8 PM by 3 people. Each milking takes about 4 hours.
“We feel a great responsibility in what we do and how we treat our animals and our land. We would not want to be doing anything else.” – Ari Vanden Broek
With a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy, everyone will be sure to have a moovelous time!
– Hot and healthy breakfast
– Barn tours
– Cow milking
– Face painting and calf sketching
– Milk tanker on site
From Olds go east on highway 27 to highway 791. Travel 4.8km south. The farm will be on the west side of the road.
From Didsbury go east on highway 582 to highway 791. Travel 9.7km north. The farm will be on the west side of the road.
For questions, please contact Kelsie (firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.877.361.1231 x 3327)