Robotic Dairy Farm Tours, Manawatu
We are a family owned and operated dairy farm in the Manawatu. Our cows are now milked voluntarily, when they want to, up to 3 times a day, day and night by 3 Lely Astronaut A4 robots, after which the cows stroll back to the pasture.
Tours may be focused purely on the robotics - view the robots milking the cows, how we retrofitted our old 24 aside herringbone cowshed to a state of the art, kinder on people, kinder on cows, robotic system, find out how we use the up to the minute technical and health information on each cow. Or you may prefer a fuller farm history and tour - walk through a paddock and touch the pasture, hear how we manipulate the Grazeway and ABC system so cows have access to fresh pasture three times a day if they like. Learn about our use of biological fertiliser on the farm and slurry bugs in the effluent ponds. The journey from paddock to plate. Check out modern and vintage farm machinery. Enjoy a complimentary cold milk produced by our dairy co-op.
Bunnythorpe, New Zealand
Months of Operation:
Jan Feb March April May June Oct Nov Dec
Daylight hours. Tours must be pre-arranged.
Pricing and Conditions
$10 - $50
Children under 16 visiting with their family are free of charge. While we endeavour to hold tours year around, as we are a small family operated farm there are some busy times of the year that we may not be able to cater to groups - please enquire. Visits MUST be pre booked and pre paid.