Watch Goats Milking, Drink Goat Milk, Feed and Pet the Goats at Hay Dairies Goat Farm @ Kranji Countryside, Singapore

I was born and raised in a city. I ended up moving to an even bigger city in my late teens. So, anything related to farm excites me! I first visited Hay Dairies in my university time, around 10 years ago. I don’t remember much about it. I decided, now is the time to revisit this goat farm. This time, I’m going with my boyfriend, and it’s his first time visiting Hay Dairies.

What can you expect to do in Hay Dairies? Well, basically I’ve listed them all in the title above! Now, let’s dive into the details, shall we?

Hay Dairies Goat Farm at Kranji Countryside, Singapore
Hay Dairies Goat Farm

Watch Goats Milking

Honestly, this is our main goal. It’s such an interesting experience to witness milking process. They use a mechanical pump to suck the milk, then channel the milk through pipes to a huge collection tank. The goat milk from collection tank will be pasteurized before packaging it into bottles for sale.

Goat Milking at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
Goats milking in progress
Goat Milking at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
The collection tank of goat milk

If you’d like to witness goats milking process too, take note that milking is only done in the morning, approximately from 9.30am to 10.30am. Also, take note that they are closed on Tuesdays.

On the same day of our visit, there was a tour group of school children. The farm has a rule that states if your group is less than 20 people, booking is not required. However if your group is more than 20 people, it is considered as a large group and entrance fee will be chargeable with an educational tour package included. So, once the children filled up the milking viewing platform, the emcee explained about the goat, the farm, and the milk to the children. I joined the crowd because I want to learn too. But later I found that the information is available on their website as well. If you are keen to learn about the goat, farm and milk, do read the whole content on their website, which is pretty easy to do in less than 30 minutes.

Goat Milking at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
Emcee for the group of school children
Goat Milking at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
“Nom nom, I am super hungry”

Drink Goat Milk

When in a goat farm, drink goat milk. We bought 2 small bottles of goat milk, each 200 ml, in original and chocolate flavor. Our verdict: it tastes similar to cow milk, and we prefer the original flavor.

Buying Goat Milk at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
The counter where you can buy goat milk
Buying Goat Milk at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
We bought 2 bottles of 200 ml goat milk. Left one is original flavoured, right one is chocolate flavoured.

Other than on the farm itself, the goat milk is also sold in selected stores, as well as on Hay Dairies website. For direct purchase from the farm, the price is $2.50 for 200 ml and $8 for 800 ml. You need to consume the milk within 1 hour. If you want to bring home, you can purchase cooler box to store the milk, or simply buy more to be entitled to a free cooler box, more details here. There is expiry date stated on the bottle, just make sure you keep them in the chiller (temperature of 4°C and below) and avoid placing them on the fridge’s door.

Buying Goat Milk at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
Here are 2 available sizes of goat milk. The stated price is for milk purchased directly from the farm.
Buying Goat Milk at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
Instructions on the consumption of goat milk

Feed and Pet the Goats

Do you see how cute those goats are? I was so excited to get up close with the goats. There is a sheltered walkway to the petting area. On the left, it is a row of elevated cage where the goats are kept. They are fed with corn and hay twice a day. The drinking water for goat is supplied through a nipple-like outlet, attached to the water pipe fixed horizontally at midheight, at the front of the cage. The reason why the cage is elevated is because it prevents the goats from being in contact with harmful pests and parasites.

Feeding and petting goats at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
The walkway to feeding and petting area
Feeding and petting goats at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
Left: shelter for goats; Right: feeding and petting zone
Feeding and petting goats at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
A goat drinking from the water outlet
Feeding and petting goats at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
“We’re just chillin’ over here, wanna join?”

On the right, it is another row of elevated cage where visitors get to feed and pet the goats. You can buy hay from the farm to feed the goats.

Feeding and petting goats at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
Feeding the goats with hay
Feeding and petting goats at Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Kranji Countryside, Singapore
“Nice to meet you, new friend.”

Watch the video I made that summarizes my experience in Hay Dairies Goat Farm.

Information and Tips

  • The farm is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm from Wednesday to Monday. They are closed every Tuesday unless it is a Public Holiday.
  • Admission is free.
  • If your group is more than 20 people, you need to register in advance and pay for tour fee (a bottle of 200 ml milk is provided for each person).
  • There is no meal sold here, only goat milk and snacks, so make sure you eat your breakfast before visiting.
  • There are plenty of tables and benches for visitors to sit down.
  • Public toilet is available.

How to Go There

  • If you take public transport like I do, there are 2 buses that you can consider. My first choice is Kranji Countryside Shuttle Bus. To catch goat milking process in the morning, I have only 1 choice of timing to take the shuttle bus, it is 9.30am shuttle bus from Kranji MRT. The price is $3 for adult (return ticket price).
    Kranji Countryside shuttle bus to Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Singapore
    At Kranji MRT station, take exit C, and you will see this yellow sign. Wait for the shuttle bus here.

    Kranji Countryside shuttle bus to Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Singapore
    This is Kranji Countryside shuttle bus

Hay Dairies is pretty far from other farms, so I suggest that you catch 11.35 am shuttle bus from Hay Dairies to another farm, otherwise you need to wait til 12.25 pm for the next shuttle trip from Hay Dairies. Take note that driver lunch time is 11.40-12.20. According to the timetable, the next stop after Hay Dairies should be Jurong Frog Farm, and the driver is supposed to take rest there; but it was Monday when we visited, Jurong Frog Farm and Bollywood Veggies are closed on Mondays. So we asked him where he is going to during his rest time, he said D’Kranji Farm Resort, so we hopped on the bus at 11.35am. We then had our lunch at D’Kranji Farm Resort. I’ll talk more about our lunch later in the article.

Here’s my takeaway from taking the shuttle bus: the timings depend on many other aspects, allow for 5-10 minutes plus or minus. Sometimes, the bus comes later than the stated timing, but sometimes, the bus comes and leaves earlier than the timing! How frustrating is that? At one time, we arrived at the bus drop off point 2 minutes before the stated timing, but the bus has left! So, my advice is: wait for the bus early, because being early is better than late.

  • The second bus that you can take to Hay Dairies Goat Farm is SMRT bus 975 from Bukit Panjang Station or Opposite Phoenix Stn or Opposite Choa Chu Kang Stn; then alight at Opposite Lim Chu Kang Lane 4 bus stop. After that, carefully cross the road (the vehicles are traveling at such high speed on this road) and follow the sign to Hay Dairies Goat Farm. It is a long bus ride, so you need to consider whether it’s worth your time. It is also a great choice if you want to back to the city but you don’t want to wait until the driver finishes his rest time, assuming you visit the farm in the morning like I do.
    Bus stop and sign to Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Singapore
    Alight from bus 975 at the bus stop on the left, then cross the road and follow the sign.

    Entrance of Hay Dairies Goat Farm at Kranji Countryside, Singapore
    Entrance of Hay Dairies Goat Farm

Other Things You Can Do Nearby

If you hold a ticket to Kranji Countryside Shuttle Bus, you can go to other farms on the list: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Gardenasia, D’Kranji Farm Resort, Kranji Marshes, Bollywood Veggies and Jurong Frog Farm. Unfortunately, Hay Dairies is not within walking distance to other farms, so you have to take shuttle bus (if you don’t drive).

For us, after our visit to Hay Dairies, we hopped on the shuttle bus to D’Kranji Farm Resort and had lunch at De’ Beer Seafood. Due to our tight budget, we chose the cheapest meal, hor fun. It was $6.80 before tax, or $8 after 10% service charge and 7% tax. Thereafter, we took shuttle bus again to Sungei Buloh. Stay tuned to my Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve coverage in my upcoming post!

Entrance of D'Kranji Farm Resort at Kranji Countryside, Singapore
Elaborate entrance at D’Kranji Farm Resort
De' Beer Seafood Restaurant of D'Kranji Farm Resort at Kranji Countryside, Singapore
Seating area at De’ Beer Seafood Restaurant
Menu of De' Beer Seafood Restaurant at D'Kranji Farm Resort at Kranji Countryside, Singapore
Menu of De’ Beer Seafood Restaurant
Hor fun at De' Beer Seafood Restaurant at D'Kranji Farm Resort at Kranji Countryside, Singapore
Hor fun
Weather Forecast Stone at D'Kranji Farm Resort at Kranji Countryside, Singapore
We literally laughed out loud! Hint: see the last point.

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