Colorado has one of the Only Camel Dairy Farms in the Country
You've probably seen a fair amount of dairy farms across the great state of Colorado, but did you know that there's one that specializes in producing milk from camels instead of cows?
In fact, this camel dairy farm is only one of two licensed farms of its kind in the entire country.
Keep scrolling to learn about, and take a virtual tour of Colorado's Camelot Camel Dairy.
Colorado's Camel Dairy Farm
Camelot Camel Dairy is located way out in the eastern plains of Colorado at 50643 County Rd KK, Wray, CO 80758.
Started by Kyle Hendrix, the dairy farm produces as many as 16 pints of camel milk each day, with as many as 40 heads of camel.
Camel milk isn't recommended as a replacement for human breast milk, but it does have numerous advantages over cow's milk which include its low amount of saturated fat and sugar, and high concentration of antioxidants and calcium.
If you've spent a good amount of time around cows, you probably know that they're not the smartest animals on Earth. Camels, however, are friendly, intelligent, and each has their own unique personality.
Producing camel milk is a delicate process, and must be pasteurized, bottled, and frozen fairly quickly. In addition, in order to successfully obtain camel milk, the cow that's being milked needs to have a calf nearby which is something you don't find with cows.
These and other numerous factors make camel milk a bit of a delicacy in the United States and you can expect to pay anywhere from $12 to $16 for a pint of camel milk.
Now that you know about this hidden wonder, take a virtual tour of Colorado's Camelot Camel Dairy: