Discover the essence of farm freshness with a tour at De Vor Dairy Farm & Creamery, nestled in the picturesque landscape of Kalkaska County, Michigan. Witness our dedication to farm-to-table practices on our bustling dairy farm.
Cow Cuddling Tour
Embark on a serene journey with our gentle Jersey cows in the Cow Cuddling Tour at De Vor Dairy Farm & Creamery. This experience allows you to intimately connect with nature and these magnificent creatures. Studies have shown that such interactions release oxytocin in humans, promoting feelings of happiness and reducing stress. Not only does this provide therapeutic benefits for you, but it also contributes positively to the cows’ well-being. Our specially trained Jersey cows are accustomed to human interaction, making this a safe and enjoyable experience for both guests and animals. As you walk, sit, or lay down with them in the pasture, you’ll find a unique sense of peace and connection to the earth.
Meet the Calves Tour
Delight in the playful innocence of our Jersey calves on the Meet the Calves Tour. Here, you’ll have the chance to interact closely with these adorable young animals. Feel the joy of a calf gently sucking on your thumb or hand, and take part in the heartwarming experience of bottle-feeding them. This interaction is not only a joy for visitors but also plays a crucial role in the social development of the calves, making it a mutually beneficial encounter.
Play with the Goats Tour
Join in the fun with our lively goats on the Play with the Goats Tour. In their dedicated play area, complete with a large tractor tire and ramp structure, you’ll see these energetic animals at their happiest. Engaging with goats in play is not only entertaining but also essential for their physical and mental well-being. This tour offers a delightful opportunity to observe and participate in the dynamic and playful nature of these animals.
Visit Endangered Pigs Tour
Discover the rare and critically endangered pigs at our farm in the Visit Endangered Pigs Tour. These unique animals are a vital part of global biodiversity, and our tour provides you with the rare opportunity to see them up close. We’ll share insights about their status, the importance of their conservation, and what makes them so special. This tour is not just an educational experience but also a chance to appreciate and learn about the efforts in preserving these rare breeds.
Dairy Barn Tour
The Dairy Barn Tour offers a comprehensive look into modern dairy farming. Witness the fascinating process of cows being milked by state-of-the-art automatic machines. Stroll down the feed alley, pet some of our friendly cows, and learn about the importance of a comfortable living environment for them, including our composting barn. Research shows that a comfortable resting area is crucial for cows’ health, contributing to better sleep and overall well-being. No really, check out this article on Psychology Today. This tour provides an insightful glimpse into sustainable dairy farming practices.
Cheese Plant Tour
Experience the journey of milk transforming into cheese in our Cheese Plant Tour. From the VAT room to the cheese packaging area, brining area, and cheese cave, witness the art of cheese-making. Feel the heft of a real cheese wheel and conclude your tour with a delightful tasting session, featuring a charcuterie board of cheeses made right here on our farm. This tour is not just about seeing but also about engaging your senses in the rich heritage of cheese-making.
These tours are designed to offer both an educational and enjoyable experience, allowing visitors to connect with farm life and appreciate the care and passion that goes into sustainable farming practices. Join us at De Vor Dairy Farm & Creamery for an unforgettable farm experience.