Robotic Dairy Farm Tours
We are a family owned and operated biological dairy farm in Manawatu. Our cows are now milked voluntarily, when they want to, up to three times a day, day and night by three Lely Astronaut A4 robots, after which the cows stroll back to the pasture.
Cost: $20 - $100
Our fully guided tours last from 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.
$20 – $100
Other Important Info
Daylight hours. Tours must be pre-arranged.
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.
Facilities / Features
The tour is held mostly indoors, however warm clothing and jackets are recommended in the Autumn-Winter-Spring months. Please wear sturdy shoes.
Please note this information should be used as a guide only. To help ensure your safety we advise you review our safety page and contact the individual provider for up to date information on their compliance with all Health and Safety and regulatory requirements.