Shatto Milk Company Hosts Family Day to Mark 10 Years


Shatto Milk Company is turning 10 years old and to celebrate, the Shatto family is hosting a family day on their farm in Osborn, Mo. Free of charge and open to the public. It starts at 11am on June 22nd.

Tour the Shatto Farm, pet baby calves, view the cheese making process, take a hayride (weather permitting), sample Shatto products and shop in the retail store. In celebration of 10 years, Shatto is also putting together additional special dairy-filled experiences.

A local favorite for delicious milk and other dairy products, the Shatto story started three generations ago. When Minnie Porter married George Winstead, they bought the farm that is now the home of Shatto Milk Company. Their youngest child, Georgia, married Ivan Cox, who partnered with Georgia’s sister Mary Alice and turned the farm into a dairy farm.

The name Shatto came from Georgia and Ivan’s daughter’s marriage to Leroy Shatto, who joined his wife in her determination to revive the farm, which was no longer self-sustaining. Deciding to bottle milk from their herd of cattle, Leroy and Barbara were able to get their bottles into ten retail stores on June 4, 2003.

Shatto’s products have become a frequently used alternative to the milk in grocery stores that has been shipped from across the country. Additionally, Shatto’s cows are not treated with rbST (recombinant bovine somatropin) or rbGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone). Shatto Milk comes from cows on the family farm, and it is shipped to the store from the cow in 12 hours. The most recognizable feature of Shatto Milk is its packaging. Its glass bottles allow for the milk to get colder, are environmentally friendly and prevent foreign odors or flavors. Shatto Milk Company has recently excited the masses by releasing limited-edition flavors.

For Valentine’s Day, chocolate cherry milk was released with the word “Smooch” adorning the bottle. St. Patrick’s Day brought the area a “Lucky” bottle full of creamy mint chocolate milk. Last week, Shatto thanked the public for its ongoing support with a cookies and cream milk in a bottle that said, simply, “Thanks.”


Google Map Directions: 9406 North Highway 33, Osborn, MO