Public Open Day

Every year, in the Autumn, Owl Farm opens its farm gates for the public to experience a working dairy farm. Over 350 people attend each year and last year for 40% of attendees this was their first time on a dairy farm. Thanks to our wonderful partners Lincoln University, Ballance Agri-nutrients, DairyNZ, Fonterra FarmSource, PGGWrightson seeds, Westpac, staff and students at St Peter’s School Cambridge and our local farmers, who all help organise and host visitors on the day.

Highlights include:

  • Completing the Dairy Passport to win great prizes
  • Watching the cows being milked
  • Exploring inside a Fonterra tanker
  • Calculating pH of different drinks
  • Discovering what nutrients plants need to grow
  • Meeting Rosie the Cow
  • Free BBQ lunch and drinks
  • Understanding what cows eat
  • St Peter’s Ag innovation in action
  • Tours of the wetland
  • Lots of giveaways for the kids


Our next Public Open day is on Saturday 9th April 2022. We’d love to see you there.