Friday, October 15, 2010

DESA DAIRY FARM KUNDASANG

Desa Dairy Farm - the largest in Sabah with an area of 199 hectares, is located at the Mesilau Plateau, Kundasang about 30 minutes drive from Mt.Kinabalu National Park. The green meadows stretching all over the area was so refreshing at 2100 meters above sea level. We arrived just in time for the milking process. Hundreds of cows were rounded up for milking.
Each of these Friesian cattle could produce at least 14 litres of milk a day. It was amazing that to see cows lining up or rather queueing up to the milking station without being guided. They knew exactly what to do!
Inside the "Milking Parlour"
This processing plant is fully automated from mechanical milking, pasteurising, homogenising, packaging and distribution. My friend bought a few packages of these milk for home.
The view of Mt.Kinabalu is usually fantastic from the farm. However it was hidden in clouds during our visit.

20 comments:

Win Nee said...

Do you know the time for milking process?

WONGLC said...

Can't remember what time..but it was definitely after 2.00PM.

annice said...

It was so nice.. i love that..thanks. im looking forward for the sanah trip on may.. can i get from your opinion? If I drive from KK city, im planned to go kinabalu park, kundasang war memorial garden, poring hot spring and desa dairy farm.. which is the best route, start from KK city? tq... =)

WONGLC said...

Take the Kota kinabalu-Ranau (A4)road. You will pass through Telipoh - Tamparuli. It will be uphill drive all the way to Mt.Kinabalu Park from Tamparuli. It is a leisure drive and you won't go wrong as it is the only road to Kundasang from Tamparuli.
You can refer to Sabah map at: maps.google.com.my

Have a good time!

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anuarazali said...

Im Anuar Razali from s'gor. Use to work as a dairy farm manager in N.Zealand for 5 years. I was here since 7th Nov 2011. Now looking for a job in dairy farmng in M'sia. Wonder if I can have a phone number to contact about farming job in Kundasang. Anyway my phone number is 0136060396. Thanks

WONGLC said...

Sorry..I am not sure ..but you can try their facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/DAERAH-RANAUSABAH/329512892845
I believed you can get a lot more information from this face book. Good luck!

郭达山 said...

Hi.. Do I need to have the four wheel drive to get here? I'm from west malaysia, planning to come here holiday on next week.

WONGLC said...

No need to use 4WD. Drive slowly when you are near the farm as part of road is slightly steep.

ee said...

is that express bus will pass by that farm?

WONGLC said...

There is no regular express bus services going that way. To get there, you have to use the kampung mini vans. Ask some of the vans' drivers at the kundasang market place.

Mike Wan said...

My friends and I will be going to Mersilau and will visit the dairy farm. Is 1.6L Persona able to take the steep slope ?

Mike Wan said...

Can Persona 1.6L take the steep slope to Mersilau and Dairy Farm ?

WONGLC said...

No problem even for samll car .. just drive carefully!

LOUIS said...

WHAT IS THE ADDRESS FOR THIS PLACE?

WONGLC said...

No address. Take the road to Ranau. It's about 2 hours drive you should arrive at Kundasang. From the market turn left into Mesilau road ..continue up hill for about 15 minutes, you will see the sign board showing the entrance to Desa Dairy Farm.

yts said...

My family will be going to KK from the 21st to the 25th of December. Would you be able to assist in arranging transport for nine of us? Thank you in advance

WONGLC said...

Please call 019-881 8965 and ask for Mr. Danny Cheong, a partner of mine. He can make the arrangement for any tour and transfers.
Have a good trip to Sabah!

Wong Chen Hau said...

Hi I am Jackson from Melaka, wondering to know that is Desa Cattle have hotel/ motel to overnight? and if yes, do you know the price (RM)?

Zhuang Ning Jee said...

I ll be going to KK soon...Are there any bus services available to and fro between Mt Kinabalu and Desa Cattle Dairy Farm/ Poring hot spring??Thanks for reply.

WONGLC said...

You can book a tour with shirley@popularexpress.com