Holidays on a livestock farm
Holidays on a livestock farm

Livestock farm:
holidays that ground you

Livestock farm

Livestock farm

Exciting animals

Exciting holiday with animals

When childhood dreams come true while jumping in the hay, the calves are being fed in the barn and the parents are breathing in the fresh mountain air in a deck chair, then you are spending your holiday on a livestock farm. Be it a cow, a goat, a sheep, a rabbit or a pony: everyone will find their favourite.

When childhood dreams come true while jumping in the hay, the calves are being fed in the barn and the parents are breathing in the fresh mountain air in a deck chair, then you are spending your holiday on a livestock farm. Be it a cow, a goat, a sheep, a rabbit or a pony: everyone will find their favourite.

Imagine: the clear fresh air! In the morning the cock crow wakes you up, the children are playing with the cat and the cows are grazing in the pasture. You sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet. A holiday on a farm with animals is the best recipe for a successful family break.
 

Put on your rubber boots and head over to the barn
Observe the animals in their everyday life, but also lend a hand and take responsibility: that's what children on a livestock farm want. With the right equipment, i.e. waterproof trousers and stable boots, it's time to go into the barn to feed the calves. You might come across the cat in the hay, who is only too happy to be stroked. If you're lucky, you might even be there when a calf is born - an unforgettable moment.
 

The freedom to let go
A holiday on a farm with animals can mean so much: family time, leisure time, moments of happiness. Around the house there is plenty of space for children to run around and play in the fresh air all year round. In spring, children get excited about newly hatched chicks, young bunnies or little kid goats. And children's eyes light up every morning when their own personal holiday hen lays an egg. In summer the hay is brought in. There are hikes together on the farm's own pasture to visit the calves, goats or sheep that spend the summer on the pasture. The moonlit nights by the barbecue are also unforgettable when the farmer talks about daily life on the farm.
In autumn you can hear the cowbells tinkling on the pasture in front of the farm. The farmers invite you to an afternoon snack with many farm products such as hearty Speck, cream cheese or home-baked bread.
In winter, the farms of South Tyrol treat themselves to a break. The farmers have plenty of time for handicrafts and conversations in the cosy living room. And the calves in the barn munch on mountain hay and dream of next summer. You can experience romantic winter wonderlands in quiet side valleys or stay in the ski areas directly on the slopes, cross-country ski runs and sledging slopes without the hustle and bustle.
 

A holiday on a farm with livestock is an idyll, for lovers of the authentic, for little animal lovers or nature-loving mountain sports enthusiasts.

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Numbers and facts

Numbers and facts

Livestock farms in South Tyrol

Livestock farms in South Tyrol

Here you will find all the information about livestock farming in South Tyrol. The 'Roter Hahn' brand runs over 1,100 holiday farms with livestock.

Livestock farms in %
0 %
up to 25 %
26% – 50%
51% – 75%
76% and more
Livestock farming
Livestock farming
is carried out mainly at higher altitude areas
Mountain farming
Mountain farming
is lively and sustainable and shapes the landscape
Livestock farming
9,970 farmers keep livestock,
4.300 of which produce milk
Dairy farming in South Tyrol (© Mila)
Dairy farming
is the main source of income for the mountain farmers
Milk products from the farm
Milk, cheese, mozzarella,
mascarpone, curd cheese, ricotta and yoghurt are produced
Livestock farming in South Tyrol
As well as cattle,
sheep, goats and Haflinger ponies are kept
Holidays on a livestock farm
Over 1,000 livestock farms
offer farm holidays under the brand name 'Roter Hahn'
Cattle
Number of cattle
none
up to 500
501 to 1,000
1,001 to 1,500
1,501 and more
Cattle
123,000 cattle
are kept on South Tyrol's mountain farms
Cattle
Cattle
are South Tyrol's most important livestock and provide milk and meat
Fresh milk (© IDM/Frieder Blickle)
Fresh milk
straight on the breakfast table on a farm holiday
South Tyrol's Alpine pastures (© Alex Filz)
A third of the cattle
spend the summer on South Tyrol's Alpine pastures
Tyrolean Grey cattle breed (© TV Passeier)
Unique: Tyrolean Grauvieh
have been kept in the Alps for 3,000 years
Horses
Number of horses
none
up to 20
21 to 40
41 to 60
61 and more
Horses
7,900 horses
live on South Tyrol's farms
Haflinger breed
Around 3,000
belong to the Haflinger breed, which originated in South Tyrol
Riding on the farm
Around 35 farms
under the brand name 'Roter Hahn' offer year round riding
Sheep
Number of sheep
none
to 100
101 to 200
201 to 300
301 and more
Sheep on South Tyrol's farms
37,000 sheep
live on South Tyrol's farms and provide wool, meat and milk
The Tyrolean Bergschaf
The Tyrolean Bergschaf
is the most common breed in South Tyrol
The Villnösser Brillenschaf
The Villnösser Brillenschaf
is an endangered breed
Sheep's wool baths on the farm
Innovative farmers
offer soothing sheep's wool baths during farm holidays
Transhumanz in Schnals (© Transhumanz/Peter Santer)
Transhumance in Schnals
is one of the oldest and largest sheep drives in the Alps
Goats
Number of goats
none
to 50
51 to 100
101 to 150
151 and more
Goats in South Tyrol
28,000 goats
are kept on South Tyrol's farms
The Passeirer Gebirgsziege (© TV Passeiertal)
The Passeirer Gebirgsziege
is the most important goat breed in South Tyrol
Goats on the Alpine pastures
On the Alpine pastures
goats are most common in Passeiertal valley
Goat's cheese
Goat's milk
is particularly healthy and is often processed into cheese
One hundred percent livestock farm

One hundred percent livestock farm

Holiday experiences

Unforgettable holiday experiences

Immerse yourself in the farming world - these are the memories that will last.

Lots of unique livestock farms make for unforgettable experiences. Immerse yourself in the farming world - these are the memories that will last.

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Farm search

Livestock farms

Livestock farm

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Type of accommodation and fellow travellers
2 adults
Type of farm
Cattle farming, wine and fruit growing
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Rojenhof flower flower
Fam. Federspiel  | Graun im Vinschgau  (Vinschgau)
Livestock
Farm's own products: milk
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm, Helping out in the barn, Barn visits ...
5,0
"Excellent"
(32 Reviews)
Kradorferhof flower flower flower
Fam. Hintner  | Gsieser Tal  (The Dolomites)
Livestock
Product corner: milk, yoghurt, sausages ...
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm
4,9
"Very good"
(3 Reviews)
Messnerhof flower flower flower
Fam. Oberhofer  | Welsberg-Taisten  (The Dolomites)
Livestock
Farm's own products: milk, fresh vegetables in season
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm, Helping out in the barn, Barn visits ...
5,0
"Very good"
(1 Review)
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Events

Events with animals

23
September
Meransen Cattle Drive
Mühlbach
24
September
Meran Gran Prix
Meran
28-08
Sep/Oct
Lamb Speciality Weeks
Villnöss
30
September
Seis Cattle Drive
Kastelruth
01
October
Cattle Drive in Völs am Schlern
Völs am Schlern
14
October
Terenten Livestock Drive
Terenten
15
October
Teis Farmers’ Festival
Villnöss
16
October
Golli Market
Mals
26-28
October
Stegen Market
Bruneck
02
November
All Souls' Market
Glurns
04-05
November
St. Leonard Horse Procession
Abtei/Badia
11
November
St. Martin’s Market
Eppan on the Wine Road
14
January
Farmer’s Wedding
Kastelruth
01
April
Haflinger Horse Race
Meran
September
Ultental Valley Cattle Drive
Ulten
September
Pfunders Farm Festival
Vintl
September
Reschen Autumn Cattle Drive
Graun in Vinschgau
September
Langtaufers Sheep Drive
Graun im Vinschgau
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Quiz

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