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Fairvue Farm

Fairvue Farms is located next to the historic Woodstock Fairgrounds in Woodstock, CT. In the past 40 years the Millers have expanded their herd from 40 cows to a herd of 600 Holstein milking cows. The location of this award-winning farm in Connecticut's Quiet Corner suits Fairvue's cows just fine.The Millers believe healthy cows are happy cows and will produce quality milk. That's why Fairvue cows live in an airy barn with open, screened sides and 96 fans to maximize cooling in hot weather. They lounge on mattresses in their barn stalls, and go out on pasture for a few months each year for a rest period. Their cows are milked three times a day, like a mother would nurse her newborn calf, which also makes them healthier and more comfortable. In the 'milking parlor' 40 cows at a time can be milked in separate stalls, and it has a visitor observation area where school groups, for example, can watch the process. Baby calves are raised in individual 'hutches' and are hand fed.The Millers have expanded their cropland acreage in recent years and farm more than 1600 acres, most of which is leased form other property owners in the area. Their family believes they need to be good stewards of the land, observing careful practices in conservation and wildlife management on the farm. Fairvue Farm hosts guided tours through their farm as part of 'Celebrating Agriculture' held at the Woodstock Fairgrounds each September.

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