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Thursthill Farms – Jeff Thurston & Family

Thursthill Farms is a Century Farm (owned by the Thurston’s since 1912) and has encompassed 5 generations of farm families on Kings Wharf Rd just south of Dunsford.  The farm crops 1200 acres of land growing hay, corn, soybeans and wheat to both feed the dairy herd and sell as cash crops.  The 200 head dairy herd has 90 milking cows that are milked 3 times a day using Lely Astronaut Robots installed in 2015.  The cows average 38 litres of milk daily and the farm ships over 6300 litres every other day to dairy processors such as Kawartha Dairy in Bobcaygeon.   

Over the years we have hosted many tours for schools, politicians, out of country agriculture groups as well as been the host dairy farm for Kawartha FarmFest on 3 occasions.  We are always happy to answer questions about the dairy industry and to show consumers what life on a modern dairy farm looks like.

 

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