Frequently Asked Questions

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Are the cows in barns or pastures?

It depends on the time of year and on the farm. Many of our farmer-owners in Tillamook send their herds out to pasture when the weather permits (typically March through November), but practices vary depending on each farm’s herd, land and management style. Many of our farmers also use free-stall barns to keep their cows comfortable and protected. Free-stall barns are standard in the dairy industry to accommodate climate conditions and are used on dairies owned by our farmer-owners, as well as our contract milk suppliers. In the free-stall barns, cows get daylight and fresh air, have plenty of space to eat and exercise, and they sleep on clean, dry bedding.

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