Last Updated on Friday, 09 September, 2016 03:59:01 PM

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In Kundasang, one of the beautiful places that should not missed is Desa Cattle Dairy Farm.

This 199-hectare Desa Cattle Dairy Farm at Mesilau in Kundasang is where old and young alike love it, simply enjoying a panoramic view of the dairy farm where cattle are grazing in the fields at the foothills of the majestic Mount Kinabalu or getting the thrill of feeding the calves at the calf pen.

The road up the hills is mostly paved with ending part a gravel road which is well maintained.

About 600 heads of cattle (including calves) of the Holstein Friesian breed imported from New Zealand. The Holstein Friesian breed of cattle comes in both black and white form or red and white form.

This dairy breed is known for its high milk yield, rated as the world’s highest production dairy animals. and these Holstein Friesians form 60% of New Zealand’s national dairy herd.

Desa Cattle Dairy Farm
 3km, 5 mins driving

Desa Cattle Dairy Farm

Mesilau Highland, Kundasang


Road condition from Kundasang to Desa Cattle Farm

Desa Cattle Dairy Farm

Desa Cattle Dairy Farm is about 20 minutes away from the Kundasang Town center.


Visitors could experience and see how cows being milked, how milk is processed and packing activities.

There are other activities such as feeding the calves with bottled milk and feeding the goats with grass. This make it as an ideal destination for the whole family.

The best time to visit the farm is around 2:30pm as milking session is starting at 3pm every day. You can see all the cows are lining up waiting for milking.

And there is a bay for viewing the cows at the two Desa barns with a total capacity of 320. One can take a peek into the milking process at the milking parlour, scheduled at 2.30pm daily or alternatively, visit the milk processing plant just next to the shops selling packets of fresh milk, flavoured ice-cream and souvenirs.

Desa Cattle produces about 60,000 litres of fresh milk per months, mainly for local supermarkets and exports to neighbouring Sarawak.

Recent update : Deplorable condition of the road leading to the farm. It’s a broken road with numerous potholes.

KUNDASANG    September 09, 2016 03:59:01 PM

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