We source our goat milk from over 50 dairies located mostly in California, Idaho and Arkansas. We view these dairies as business partners, and in some cases we have a decades long relationship. Herd sizes at the dairies vary widely, from two dozen to the thousands. Goat breeds also vary and include Nubian, Alpine, LaManchas, Toggenburgs, Saanan and Oberhasli.
While dairying practices may vary depending on size and location, we strive for consistency in the following areas in our pursuit of high quality, Grade A goat milk and humane treatment of the herds.
- We visit dairies periodically to see operations first-hand and to verify good practices are being followed.
- Goats are fed a well-balanced diet of hay and grain with plenty of fresh water. When natural vegetation is available, goats are allowed to browse.
- Goats do not come into contact with chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides.
- Goats are not given any Bovine Growth Hormones, steroids or antibiotics.
- Goat milk is tested at the dairy and at our production facilities to ensure the highest quality standards are met.
On average a milking doe can give up to a gallon of goat milk per day. They are milked in the mornings, then again in the evening. Many people have the impression that goats will eat anything, yet they can be quite picky eaters. Unlike cows and sheep that graze – typically on grass – goats are browsers and feed on a variety of vegetation.
We work closely with our partner dairies and tens of thousands of goats to produce our high-quality products, and we remain committed to improving the welfare of those working in the industry.