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Welcome to Mackinson Dairy Farm

I'm Farmer Don Mackinson, and my family and I operate our dairy and grain farm in Pontiac, Illinois. Our farm is over 100 years old and home to over 150 dairy cows

This little calf is one of the newest members of the herd. Just like the other dairy cows on our farm, she is a Ayrshire, a breed that is known for their red and white markings.

She doesn't have a name, yet, but if your classroom adopts her, you'll get to name her and watch her grow with monthly photos and updates. She's curious and friendly, as many calves are. And, boy, does she like to eat!

If you'd like to adopt her for your classroom, click the link on the right. Once your adoption form is received, we'll send you an email update with an adoption certificate that you can fill out and hang in your classroom, along with a video message from me.

Each month, we'll send an email with a picture and update on your calf, along with fun, educational materials that help students learn about dairy farming and nutritious dairy foods.

Thanks for reading about our dairy farm and baby calf. We hope you'll consider adopting her and follow her during her journey this school year!

For information on the other calves available for adoption, click here.

Our Farm

Quick Facts

  • Our farm is home to 150 milking cows
  • A fifth generation farm, it was started over 100 years ago
  • Our farms stretches across 2,160+ acres
  • We milk our cows twice daily, 7 days a week
  • Milk from our farm is made into delicious dairy foods and beverages