Visit a working Cambridge Dairy Farm and listen to the story behind producing New Zealand’s liquid gold.
This is a 120-year-old, 5th generation Farm. The Robotic Shed was established in 2011 on 80 hectares, (200 acres) and uses a purpose built shed with 4 De Laval robotic milkers. The cows are a Friesian/Jersey mix – known as a kiwi cross. 150-300 Cows are milked voluntarily when they want to, and you will be able to view this.
Each cow wears an electromagnetic identifying tag around their neck that stores information on their milk production, flow and health. The computer’s memory then guides the animal through a series of gates to be milked or returned to grazing. You will hear how the Farmer is able to monitor the herd from afar – both for their welfare and milk quality and production
Discover concepts of animal breeding and hear how best practices are engaged to manage quality with balanced environmental impact. Visit the milking shed and learn how today’s farmer optimizes herd output, and view the cows self-manage their milking
Tours operate on request, Monday to Sunday, all year round. Reservations required.
Minimum 1-hour tour.
Children only with accompanying adult.
You will need to travel to the farm gate – 5 minutes from Cambridge
$50 Per Adult
$25.00 Per Child
(minimum 2 People)
Health & Safety: Closed toe footwear is essential, and you will be asked to disinfect your footwear. This is a rural working farm with mud, uneven surfaces and rural smells. Please be aware of these hazards. A good level of English is required to understand the health and safety instructions for this tour.