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A day in the life of a dairy cow

Animals

A day in the life of a dairy cow

Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
Animals

A day in the life of a dairy cow

Animals

A day in the life of a dairy cow

Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We (you and I), will first pick up some food for the cows, and drive down to the paddocks where they will either be relaxing or eating! I will teach you about a day in the life of a cow, and you might even see a few other on-farm day to day activities, such as milk harvesting, or milk pick up. I will also talk about what we do as farmers - to share what makes our industry so great. You'll have the opportunity to have photos with these beautiful cows (and pat the dogs if you like), as well as give the cows lots of cuddles if you feel like that too! They all have very strong independent lady personalities - so they're always a little sassy. Just watch out for their tongues! They sometimes will lick you! You're welcome to bring an empty closed and clean bottle with you to take some farm fresh milk home with you! - I don't mind how much you take, as long as you enjoy it! I can also tell you the exact fat and protein ratio if you're keen to know that too. If there is anything else you would like to do - just ask and I will see if I can accommodate you!
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Your host

Learn more about Margie

Margie

I am a passionate dairy farmer who loves my animals and want to share the love with you. I have graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of commerce and agriculture. I understand how important it is to understand where your food comes from, and what life really is like on a dairy farm. I also want to look after the land for both myself and future generations, so as farmers we are constantly working on being as sustainable as possible. My parents and family have been working on this land as a family since 1914. I am 5th generation and my dad has 50 years experience as a dairy farmer - he is still working on this farm. My family are experts (quite literally) in our field.

What's included

Food
Fresh milk straight from the vat (if you would like some)
Equipment
Gumboots will be provided - although we dont have all sizes, so please feel free to wear some old shoes (that are easy to…

Where you'll be

This is a farm tour, so we will be on-farm the whole time. Please be mindful that you should wear clothes that can be washed easily, in case​ something happens on the farm (like a cow licking or slobbering all over you!!) - This, ​however, should not be an issue as we do supply overalls and most gumboot sizes

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

We will never make you do anything that you are uncomfortable doing! Please let us know if you have concerns, and we will do our absolute best to accommodate​ you!
Margie
A day in the life of a dairy cow
New experience
From $33/person
New experience
From $33/person