Open day for Uni dairy farm

by Anonymous Author

The Lincoln University dairy farm its opening its gates to the public to show off its environmental management systems.

The open day is part of the Fonterra Open Gates Day which is highlighting how farmers are working to keep waterways clean and other environmental practices The 560 cow Lincoln University Dairy Farm is operated by the South Island Dairying Development Centre (SIDDC), and is a fully-commercial demonstration farm showcasing best practice dairy farming.

Executive Director of SIDDC Ron Pellow said the open day will show how dairy farmers are working to protect waterways with the likes of specialised native planting, fencing to keep animals out of the water, nutrient management and irrigation efficiency.

“The Lincoln University Dairy Farm (LUDF) is a demonstration farm, and its environmental work is based on the efficient use of nutrients on the farm, to provide examples to farmers and keep it out of rivers and streams.”

Mr Pellow said the day also highlights the process of producing dairy products.

The Lincoln University Dairy Farm Open Day which is free, will be held on December 10 from noon until 4pm, at 1504 Shands Road, Lincoln.