Land O'Lakes Birthing Barn

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Farm Wisconsin Birthing Barn

The Land O’Lakes Birthing Barn offers guests a unique opportunity to connect up-close-and-personal with a dairy cow. Each cow that visits the birthing barn is an expectant mother, ready to give birth. While the timing of a new calf’s arrival cannot be scheduled, it is our goal is to showcase live calf births every day we are open.

In the birthing barn, an on-site staff member will walk visitors through the care both mom and baby receive pre-, during, and post-labor, answering any questions along the way. Guests will leave with knowledge about what a cow eats, what makes her comfortable, and how dairy products begin their journey on one of Wisconsin's nearly 6,000 family-owned dairy farms.

Since opening in 2018, our facility has seen over 680 calves born in the birthing barn.

Meet Our Calves

Say 'hello' to Buttercup, Penelope, and Sylvester - three calves that were born on site in the Birthing Barn. These calves each took their first breath, drank their first meal, and took a few initially wobbly steps at Farm Wisconsin.

Who will be born next? Plan your visit to Farm Wisconsin and find out!


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The most cost-efficient way to enjoy Farm Wisconsin is by being a member! By being a member of Farm Wisconsin, you'll enjoy the Farm Wisconsin experience to the fullest while supporting your local non-profit organization. We hold our members close, as they are firm believers of our mission to educate consumers about Wisconsin agriculture and their food sources.