Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s Dairy Education Centre is an immersive dairy farming experience returning for the second year to The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Featuring a freestall cow enclosure with live cows, and a custom-built state of the art milkhouse by Norwell Dairy Systems, visitors to the Dairy Education Centre will get an up-close view of dairy cow care, dairy calves, and the entire milking process. Scheduled milking demonstrations conducted by expert Ontario Dairy Educators will create an interactive learning experience for all attendees of The Royal.
After viewing the live cattle milking demonstrations, explore inside the Dairy Barn learning and discovery space, where guests of all ages can participate in hands-on learning with support from our Ontario Dairy Educators. Exhibits and activities are focused on dairy farming technology, environmental innovations, and animal care, as well as local milk production, nutrition, and dairy processing. Be sure to stop by and learn more about local dairy by exploring agricultural careers, testing your dairy knowledge to win cool prizes, and signing up for online games and learning resources.
Test your knowledge about the dairy industry with our popular poo (true) or false game. Can you spot the poo?
Learn how dairy farms are recycling manure. It’s fascinating science!
A cow consumes 29 kg of food daily. That’s a lot of grass and grains. Come see what that looks like and how it helps cows produce milk.
Come and see our live representations of the growth of a calf to cow.
Did you know that 1 in 8 jobs in Ontario are in agriculture? Learn about the job and career opportunities in the dairy industry from hoof trimmers to lawyers or nutritionists to marketers.