“Live Can Gel” Visit de cow farm “Can Gel” in Canyamars

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“LIVE CAN GEL”

VISIT THE COW FARM “CAN GEL” IN CANYAMARS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to get there

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAN GEL

It is a cow farm in Canyamars, one of the three communities of Dosrius, in the Maresme zone. The origin of the name is in a ice- well that is in the farm, but that now is in ruins.

 

 

The farm is dated in the middle ages, initially producing for their own consumption, both land and livestock. Today it is focused on milk production, producing for dairy companies in the region and for dairy plants. The milk for the Pastoret yogurts is produced in Can Gel!

 

LIVE CAN GEL

Live Can Gel is a playful and educational project with which we learned many new things from dairy cows and milk and we also had a great and fun family evening. They enjoyed both the youngest and the teenagers.

 

 

It is amazing how the farm is organized, they allow you to visit and interact without interrupting the daily activity of the farm.

Furthermore family and children visits, they also make technical visits.

Here you have the link of Can Gel:

http://www.can-gel.com/

Advance booking is recommended

 

The car park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Hall and the yogurt shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the reception there is also the Pastoret yogurt shop

Delicious!

And the milk from these yogurts comes from this farm!

 

Exhibition Room

A large and spacious exhibition room with the history of Can Gel, the origin of the Friesian cow breed, which are the dairy cows and many more curiosities that we encourage you to discover!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also a corner decorated for taking pictures!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Milk Room

What are they gossiping …?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La sala de ordeñar tiene un  mirador!

The milk room has a viewpoint!

 

 

We had not imagined that they would be milked in a circle! And each one has a chip to know its production.

They explained that they can milk 20 cows at the same time.

 

 

 

 

The audiovisual room

A very large room where we saw an audiovisual explanatory. In this room also they make activities, workshops, meetings and informative talks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the newest unit they have the productive cows.

 

 

They have an automatic and very practical system for cleaning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the oldest unit are the youngest calves and in another part the pregnant cows on the point of give birth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calving area

There were several pregnant cows, but we saw no calves.

 

They explained that the gestations of the cows last 9 months, like those of humans.

Also an exhibition about what the cows eat. You can see and touch different types of food and know many more things.

 

 

 

Feeding the youngest cows.

 

 

 

 

The Nursery:

 

In this space are the smaller calves. First they have them in individual boxes and then in shared ones.

We learned that when they are born they weigh 40 kg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was fun to give the baby bottles to the smaller ones:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we were investigating around …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And on the mini farm …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fields and the pond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also went to the fields and the pond.

In these fields, the forage for the cows is raised. We learned that it is very important, because the farm autoproduces the forage to feed the cows. If you want to increase the number of cows, you also have to increase the fields.

 

 

 

The cows also graze freely.

 

 

 

 

Great picnic area with a small park nicely decorated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We spent a great afternoon!

 

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