1. Vision

    • Dairy Farm
  • To apply proven research, utilising good on farm practice and scientific monitoring for the farm to become an exemplar in dairy production, financial, environmental and people performance, while maintaining the highest standards of health of safety.
    • Students
  • To encourage more young people into the dairy industry.


  1. Strategic Objectives

    • Dairy Farm


  1. Farm Development Stages

    • Stage 1 Objective (2015/16 – 2017/18)


      Establish credibility by addressing current issues and performance, whilst setting up the farm for future development. During this stage, the farm will operate a pasture based system, with tactical supplementation strategies, based largely on existing infrastructure, to optimise profit while developing a resilient farm system.

    • Stage 2 Objective (2018/19 – onwards)


      Testing and investigating in conjunction with partners, innovative strategies to lead sustainable profit. The farm system will be developed over years 1-3 and reflect demonstration requirements of industry that are relevant and appropriate at that time point.


  1. Stage 1 Operational Objectives
    a. Dairy Farm Performance

Owl Farms high level operational objectives relating to the farms performance throughout the duration of stage 1 (2015/16 - 2017/18) are outlined below. A full breakdown of specific key performance indicators within each of the following objectives can be found within the separate Stage 1 – Dairy Farm Performance Plan in which the farms annual performance can be measured and reviewed. 




b. Stage 1 – Students



  1. Stage 2 – Operational Targets

    • Dairy Farm Performance

Stage two will continue to evolve over the space of the next 3-6 years.

Contact Details:

  • Louise Cook
  • Demonstration Manager
  • Owl Farm
  •  +64 7 827 9817
  •  +64 27 808 5777
  •  enquiries@owlfarm.nz

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