Desa Dairy Farm @ Sabah
We leave Celyn Resort Kinabalu the next day and traveling back to the city. We stopped by Desa Dairy Farm which located at the Mesilau Plateau, Kundasang about 30 minutes drive from Mt.Kinabalu National Park.
The road leading to the farm was slight winding and some parts was not well maintained. We were there on 3rd day of Chinese New Year and the car queue was quite long but the picturesque scenery along the road definitely compensate the time spent!
I really felt like I was at pastureland at New Zealand! The green meadows stretching all over the area was so refreshing at 2100 meters above sea level.
Villages along the foot hill.
The real attraction here is the cattle farm, home to the Friesien cattles typically black and white in colour and imported from New Zealand. Those cattles are farmed on temperate pasture all year round, with some feed supplementation to produce the finest quality milk. The farm is 199 hectars and producing about 900,00 litres of milk per year.
Cows and more cows, mooooooooo~~~ Visitors have chance to petting the calves and there is milking session on schedule too. This definitely a good educational opportunity for the city kids.
Other than the Friesien cattles, the farm also rears temperate goats of Saanen breed renown for their high milk quality.
Mom posing excitedly with the goats!
If you want to be up close with the farm animals, there are feeding activity available such as feeding grass and milk.
After the animal feeding session, time to feed our stomach as the cold weather made us felt hungry easily.
The visitor center.
Food and beverages are sold in the visitor centre.
Undoubtedly can’t miss is the milk, available in original and choclate flavor. It is fresh nonetheless without any preservative.
Gelato was equally good too.
The pizza and waffle on the other had were just mediocre.
Price list for your reference (on Feb 2015)
A small souvenir corner selling fridge magnets, T-shirts, key chains and etc.
Some beautiful flora found at the farm.
Happy faces 🙂
Operation hours: 8:30am – 5.00pm daily
Entrance fee: Adult: RM4.00, Children: RM3.00 (under 6 – Free)