Frequently Asked Questions:
Why aren't the goats in the barn when we come to visit?
On sunny days, you won't find our goats hanging around inside. They love to romp through the pastures, chase each other on the grassy hills, and nibble on the trees. Our goats have access to outside everyday, all day long, and so have the choice to play or loaf around inside. You may also find some of the babies in the outdoor pens playing close to the house where they can play away from the threat of preditors such as eagles.
What do the goats eat?
Just like people, goats enjoy variation in their diet. In addition to pasture and trees that they find outside, our goats enjoy a varied diet of organic vegetables, organic bread, brewers grain, hay, sunflower seeds, flax seed, organic juice pulp, etc plus vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy growth and development.
What happens when a goat gets sick?
Just like humans, goats can sometimes get sick. When this happens, we strive to do what is in the goats best interest and choose to preserve the animal's quality of life in any way we can. This often means giving the animal extra rest and love and consulting our farm vet. We have many years of experience treating our goats using homeopathic remedies and essential oils. We find that these treatments are more effective than antibiotics.
Why isn't your farm certified organic?
Goat's Pride Dairy was a certified organic farm until 2014. At that point, a decision was made to not renew the organic status of the farm due to the cost of certification and the availability of certified organic food sources (specifically hay) for the goats. Since that time, our on-farm practises have not changed. We continue to be committed to produce the best quality product we can and to ensuring our animals receive the best quality food and care available. We interview our sources and accept only those food sources that use sustainable, non-chemical farming practises.
30854 Olund Rd
Abbotsford, BC V4X 1Z9
Phone: +1 604-854-6261 +1 604-854-6261
Our Products are available at our on-farm store located at
30854 Olund Rd
and at these fine retailers:
East End Food Coop
Fresh St Market Marine Dr.
Local Harvest Market (Chwk)
Nature's Fare Markets
Pomme Naturals PoCo
Ralph's Farm Market
The Farm Store (Yarrow)
Whole Foods Markets