Robotic Dairy Farm Tours - Manawatu
We are a family owned and operated biological 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.
Our fully guided tours last 90 minutes up to 2 hours. We will discuss how we run our biological dairy farm and how robotics are incorporated to be kinder to the cow and farmer. Refreshments and a bite to eat in 'Poppa's Museum' will be included in the tour (including delicious flavoured milk from our dairy cooperative). You will have the chance to get up close to the cows, maybe even pat a friendly pet, and view the robots milking the cows. Hear 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. Walk through the paddock and touch (taste?!) the biologically fertilised grass.
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
$20 - $100
Children are welcome, although must be fully supervised by their parent/caregiver. 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 hold tours - please enquire. Visits MUST be pre booked AT LEAST TWO DAYS in advance and pre paid.