By Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

FORT VANNOY, Ore. (AP) - Rogue Creamery in Central Point, which began specializing in bleu cheese about 60 years ago, is shifting into the dairy business.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1G7YI7Q ) Rogue Creamery marketing director Francis Plowman says by next spring, the company hopes to have the dairy farm certified organic, which prohibits the use of synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation and genetic engineering.

The new Rogue Creamery dairy farm features a barn that is larger than a football field where cows enter through an automated gate and get milked by a machine. The 75-acre farm supports 130 cows and the company is planning for an additional 110 cows.

The herd includes Holstein, Brown Swiss and Jersey breeds.

The dairy is also attracting visitors by offering tours and samplings from its on-site store.



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Information from: Daily Courier, https://www.thedailycourier.com

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