On 11th December, the Mas Bes dairy farm, received the visit of first-year students of High Level of Livestock and Animal Health. Mas Bes is a company that produces cow milk branded ATO Nature. Joan Viñolas, explained the evolution and how the farm operates nowadays, the biogas plant where they produce electricity, and the farm’s visits available to all kind of groups of people interested. The visitors can supplement the experience visiting the historical Farm Museum, seeing the evolution of farmers’ lifestyle, the shop where you can buy several farm’s products, and finally eating in the restaurant farm. Mas Bes is an example of a company open to the public, which evolves, undertakes news projects, and announces products which are the result of their work and values. We, the School, thank the Mas Bes farm, for giving us the opportunity to make this interesting visit.
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Last Tuesday, on October the 2nd, twenty second grade students of agricultural production conducted a visit to the Mas Terricabras farm in Oristà. Mas Terricabras is a family business, a diversified livestock farm, which consists of intensive pork production, extensive beef cattle, fattening calves and productions of different cereal crops and fodder crops. Some remarkable aspects of the exploitation are: - The system of heating of the pig farm works with biomass produced in the own operation, and the production of renewable electrical energy with solar photovoltaic panels. - The production and marketing of Forment wheat, wheat used to produce bread of high quality and food value that is marketed directly. - Mas Terricabras has also been a pioneer in producing the “green Orista’s tomato” and the renowned "Cigró d'Oristà", which has a Origin Recognition. The school Quintanes thanks the Rovira Costa family for their kindness and attention, that has given the students the experience of knowing this interesting explotation.