“LIVE CAN GEL”
VISIT THE COW FARM “CAN GEL” IN CANYAMARS
How to get there
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:
Advance booking is recommended
The car park
The Hall and the yogurt shop
At the reception there is also the Pastoret yogurt shop
And the milk from these yogurts comes from this farm!
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.
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.
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!