Organic Dairying and Cattle Care
13854 315th Street
Organized by Practical Farmers of Iowa.
The Maibach family welcomes attendees to visit their organic dairy in southern Iowa. Tour the dairy and learn how the family cares for and feeds their milk cows. The paddock and pasture system and its management will be described. The family will also discuss some cow health issues and the organic treatments for those conditions.
The Maibach’s veterinarian, or a representative from Organic Valley, will be on hand to speak to attendees.
Tim Maibach was a dairyman for years before moving to Iowa and starting the current farm.
Now he and his family, including sons Samuel and Daniel, milk about 80 to 90 cows that they try to manage totally on pasture. The milk is marketed through Organic Valley.
Follow US-63 south into Bloomfield. Continue on US-63; it will turn right and join IA-2. After about 5miles, turn left to continue following US-63. Turn right onto 305th St, then left onto Fawn Ave, then right onto 310th St, then left onto Ebony St, then the first right onto 315th St. The farm is on the right, shortly after the turn.