Interact With Oxen at Our Discovery Center
What we offer
Discounts for large Groups and Bus Tours School rates for 3 to 4 hour presentation discounted when given at the farm.
DISCOVERY CENTER RATES
Learn about and interact with the oxen.
One to two hours.
Visit the Farm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Schools • Families • Bus Tours • Groups
Ox-K Farm Facts
Training oxen for over 30 years
Member • NH Farm Bureau
4-H Leader • Belknap County
4-H Member • Belknap County -Working Steers
Member • New England Oxen -Teamsters
Ox-K farm's oxen pulled Gilford's Tanner Hill Bridge
We purchase calves for oxen as young as 8 hours to one week old.
They are bottle fed for 8 weeks until they can go on grain and hay.
Training begins at 2 weeks so that the oxen can go to fairs, parades, schools and many other events.
New Hampshire Audubon's Prescott Farm Center
Amidst the picturesque backdrop of Prescott Farm in Laconia, Ox-K's Kathy Salanitro delivered her popular presentation on oxen. Attendees first gathered in the Samuel P. Pardoe building for a viewing of our video on oxen. From there, it was on to the historic barn, which sits on the Center's 106 acres, for a hands-on presentation on oxen. Young and old were allowed to interact with our four Brown Swiss oxen and all participants were encouraged to try their hand at driving a team of oxen. Pete and Rusty pull Tanner Hill Bridge into place.
Gilford's Thompson-Ames Historical Society
"History of Oxen in Gilford" Evening Presentation
A lecture and power point presentation open to the public which highlighted the historic role of oxen in the town of Gilford. The first recorded information on oxen in Gilford dates back to early 1900's and included with this were pictures and stories of Gilford's farm families that utilized oxen in their daily lives. Also included was a presentation on the basic care, training and equipment associated with oxen.