The farm is also home to 220 dairy cows, and proper management of the environment is a key component of life on-farm. Jamie and Lu have fenced off the wide banks on the side of the Mangatawhiri Stream to protect their waterways and to support the local eel and trout populations. One of the biggest changes on-farm in recent years has been the construction of a 30 metre bridge across their waterways, replacing a ford previously used by cows to cross the farm.
Keen to learn more about life on-farm and find out where the milk on your local supermarket shelves comes from? As Jamie and Lu open their gates, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn about the local water testing taking place and to talk to the local Mangatawhiri Catchment Group. You’ll also get the opportunity to see milking take place and learn about how Jamie and Lu keep their cows happy all year round.
Make sure you’re not late! The local school will be there hosting the sausage sizzle. If you’re lucky, you’ll also get to meet Oliver’s pet sheep - Thunder.