Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hay Dairies Goat Farm - WW


Kids feeding the kids

Hay Dairies is the only goat farm in Singapore. It has 1,000 goats of mixed breed, producing milk for sale. The farm uses machines to milk, pasteurise, homogenise and bottle the goat milk before selling it directly to consumers.

You should be prepared for the unpleasant smell. hehehe.......

Feed the billy goats , some are huge!

Goat's milk is an alternative to those who are allergic to cow's milk. Fortunately I'm not allergic to cow's milk, I don't like the taste of goat's milk. blek.....

The goat is a useful animal though. Besides eating its meat and drinking its milk, its milk can be made into cheese, beauty cream, soap, lotion etc. Their hides can be made into cashmere shawls, angora coats, leather, rug etc.


The milking mother goats are separated from the bachelor goats and kids. awwww..........


Farm Visits

The farm opens daily from 9am to 4pm. Milking sessions last from 9am to 11am, so visitors are encouraged to go in the morning. Milking demonstrations and briefings are held at 30 minute intervals during the following times: 9am, 9.30am, 10am & 10.30am.

Educational Tour: $3.00/pax; 250-ml bottle of milk and souvenir with Hay Dairies logo

Public Transport:
SMRT 925 (Sundays & Public Holidays) – from either Woodlands Interchange or Kranji MRT station

Kranji Express (Yellow Bus) shuttle service– departs from the Kranji MRT station every hour (fares : adults $2, kids $1)

No. 3 Lim Chu Kang
Agrotech Park Lane 4
Singapore 718859

Tel: (65) 6792 0931 (Visiting Hours: 9am to 4pm)
Fax: (65) 6794 1580







45 comments:

  1. Did they give you free sample of goat milk? I heard not very nice one leh.

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  2. Doreen,
    We had to buy one bottle. I don't like the taste. :)

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  3. *meekkkk*

    *no like any milk*

    *except maybe soya milk :P*

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  4. The smell.........*pengsan* The chocolate flavor ones I can tahan the original makes me wanna gag :X

    ECP/WCP/Changi beach no yummy guys, yummy ones at Tanjong Beach *droolz*

    p/s: the Mobil near ur place, accident earlier :(

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  5. My angel,
    Milk is good for you!
    *pours angel a glass of soya milk*
    *causeway still jams... haiz...*

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  6. napaboaniya,
    hehehe...
    I agree, these beaches are family friendly ones, so no hunks to ogle. Shall we two go Sentosa one day? kakaka....

    aiyahhh... the Mobil outside my house always got accidents. 2 weeks ago I took pictures of one fatal accident and last week I almost became a victim. It's a haunted junction. *scared*

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  7. How come lately it seems like you're doing tour blog? Hahaha~

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  8. day dreamer,
    hehe... you noticed ah! Yah! I'm diving into the tour industry.... trying to sapu casino money... hahaha....

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  9. I like eating goat cheese with bread.

    Looks like a nice and educational trip especially for children. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. rachel,
    I have never tried goat cheese, hope it doesn't smell. hehe...

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  11. I think I can smell it from here.
    Cute pics.

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  12. i always told myself to go there, because its so near where i stay and worked!

    but i just didn't go...urrgghh!!

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  13. leonard!
    If this goat farm is near where you stay and work, then all the farms that I mentioned are within your easy reach! Take the shuttle bus or Express bus from Kranji MRT station.

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  14. When my kids are bigger, we'd definitely go for this kind of places. We went to the Zoo last week but I think my kids would enjoy it more if they could get up close like at this farm right?

    2 more years.

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  15. jewelle,
    Why wait another 2 years? You can start bringing them to the goat farm since you are already 'exposing' them to the animals at the Zoo. hehe...

    I saw several toddlers feeding the kids too. A couple were carried by their Dads as they were still not brave enough to do it alone. haha...

    It's a fun activity for the young children to see live animals.

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  16. i wish my daughter's old enough when we were there in sg. that'll be a nice experience for her.

    thanks for sharing.

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  17. I never tried goat milk. But my kids and I love going to petting zoos and feeding them.

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  18. I can remember the goat petting a the zoo, very smelly creatures!

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  19. When I lived in California, my best friend had sheep and we would go feed them every morning. It was a lot of fun. Sometimes the sheep would chase us!

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  20. Is there any way to go to the goat farm if one does not have access to a car, and doesn't wish to hire a taxi?

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  21. Oh ... I LOVE ANIMAL FARMS! I don't mind the smell at all. I didn't know that we have a goat farm in Singapore.

    What I am pretty sure is that my family is probably not as thrilled as I am :)

    PS. Got an error posting comment ... hope this will get through. Please delete my comment if there is a duplication.

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  22. See, now this is very cool.

    By the way, I planted a spy via Facebook. You will be watched from now on.

    Send me an email!!!

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  23. Feel like visiting the farm... goats!!!
    ;D

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  24. My kids love to go there! My boy is the only one who loves the goat milk and the rest of us, yeeeee :)

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  25. I can only imagine the smell!! I hope the padang is a different kettle of fish altogether..

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  26. I do agree, the taste of Goat Milk is a bit "strong" - but I love Goat Milk Cheeze.

    In fact, the brown sort is our National Cheeze here in Norway.
    Read this:
    http://www.cheese.com/Description.asp?Name=Geitost

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  27. oceanskies,
    Public Transport:

    SMRT 925 (Sundays & Public Holidays) – from either Woodlands Interchange or Kranji MRT station

    Kranji Express (Yellow Bus) shuttle service– departs from the Kranji MRT station every hour (fares : adults $2, kids $1)

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  28. wilfrid,
    Singapore has several animal/poultry farms - frog, crocodile, quail, cow, fish etc.... quail and cow farm not opened to the public because of the fear of bird flu and mad cow disease.

    In ultra urban Singapore, we do have animal farms! hehe...

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  29. Mike,
    I'm being watched!!
    *trembles*
    *puts on make-up... fix my hair.... dresses up*

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  30. curryegg,
    The baby goats are cute. hehe.... try feeding them and the billy goats.

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  31. lz mommy,
    hehe.... the taste is not that palatable to me. I see many young kids slurping it up.

    Many mommies bought the goat milk home. The farm packs the bottles in a handy cooler bag to keep chill.

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  32. lb,
    What fish? On the padang?
    *sniff sniff*

    It does 'get fishy' when lb and ecl go on the padang. hehe...

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  33. Why like tourism blog and paid posts, geh? HA HA HA HA

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  34. hey eastcost darling .. i am getting to know more and more about singapore now .. thank you to you .. *mmmbbbeeeeekkkk*

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  35. They say goat milk is better than cow's milk but like yourself, I only drink cow's milk because goat milk's smells too strong and too much raw taste. No like!

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  36. Well I have never been to a goat farm before although we have been to many farms which had goats. I don't think I would like goat milk either, but goat cheese on the other hand is really a favorite of mine, and I don't mind cashemere either - although I normally can't afford it :-)

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  37. jonzz didi,
    I wait for your new posts until grow cobwebs and I'm turning into a Karen! You know the long-necked tribal women in northern Thailand?

    I'm not writing paid posts, I'm writing for the benefit of my foreign readers who might be visiting Singapore. You didn't know Singapore got so many interesting and fun places hor!

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  38. hello my friend,
    wow that was fantastic!.... btw, thanks for dropping by...I do appreciate it really!...
    take care always my friend and bless you!

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  39. hi there, i'm doing a project on hay dairies for nus-sch of business, marketing. could i ask for your permission to use the pics for the farm?

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  40. Enough to make hayfever worse - hehehehe

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  41. Hi liet,
    Yes, you may. I have more if you need. I didn't take any during the milking sessions though.

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  42. I just found this post today. What a neat farm to visit! I live on a farm and raise goats in Kansas, USA but I can't imagine trying to care for and milk 1,000 of them though! That is a lot of goats.

    The female goats don't smell at all, but the intact male goats DO stink! That is one of the reasons they are kept away from the milking goats, their smell can be so strong it can make the milk taste or smell off. I like goat milk myself, but my favorite way to use it is in the making of goat milk soap!

    Nice blog! I enjoyed this post about the goat farm very much.

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