Hay Dairies: Singapore’s Only Goat Farm – A Unique Place to Spend the Day in 2023!

Hay Dairies: Singapore's OG Goat Farm You Should Visit!

The beginnings of Hay Dairies are one of resilience and hard work by a former teacher, Mr. Hay Yak Tang, and his family. Dating back to the 1920s, Hay Dairies started out as Yak Seng Hay Farm for chickens, ducks, and pigs. Mr. Hay bred and sold the chickens before finally switching to farming pigs in the 1970s.

Mr. Yak Seng Hay, original owner of Hay Dairies
Mr. Yak Seng Hay, the original owner of Hay Dairies, credit: Hay Dairies

The Yak Seng Hay Farm became one of the biggest pork suppliers in Singapore with over 20,000 U.S.-imported pigs. The farm had everybody working on it from Mr. Hay himself to his sons and over 30 workers. Unfortunately, by the time the early 1980s came, pig farming was phased out in Singapore, but the farm worked hard to get through it.

Like a ball, The Yak Seng Hay Farm bounced back with another plan which was goat farming! With the help of the Singapore Food Agency, the farm was able to secure its first batch of imported goats from the U.S. and officially started the first goat-only farm in the country in December of 1988!

Today, Yak Seng Hay is already better known as Hay Dairies Farm. It continues to expand its goat farming business, offering not just a simple goat farm but also a fun and educational experience that’s fit for the whole family. Its legacy has been passed on to the second-generation owner, Leon Hay, who continues to innovate and bring Hay Dairies closer to the masses!

If you’re looking for a unique place to visit in Singapore or you simply love goats (because they are undeniably cute!), then you must visit Hay Dairies, and here are the things you can do there!

See the Milking Process!

The tour offers all the experience you need to understand how the goat farm works, from the milking process to tasting the final products! In fact, the first thing you’ll be able to see if you come early enough is the milking process where you’ll discover how intelligent the goats are! They literally line up by themselves and go to their respective posts.

Farmers milking the goats at Hay Dairies
Farmers milking the goats at Hay Dairies, credit: Ashlyn Thia

Meet and feed the Goats!

After the milking session, you can walk around the farm, visit the goats in their barns, and even feed them with Alfalfa Hay from the U.S. The goats will be as happy as you are when you keep them company in their home, especially the teenie tiny baby goats! They’ll even nod their heads curiously at you as you pass by.

The baby goats are more curious but it’s quite a wholesome experience to find that baby goats find us as amusing as they are! You don’t have to worry about roaming around the farm since you’ll get to explore on your own.

Try Hay Dairies Goat Milk, Ice Cream, and other products!

At the end of the tour, you can buy Hay Dairies’ Goat Milk products directly from the farmers! We want to know which one you’ll like more, the original or the Chocolate-flavored goat milk. Some people say that goat milk tastes very similar to cow’s milk but we’ll leave the final say to you once you taste the milk yourself. Make sure that you also try the icecreams they have!

After tasting the milk products, fancy yourself for a soothing bar of soap made out of goat milk. Goat milk is actually good for sensitive skin since it is a great gentle exfoliator, it repairs damaged skin, brightens dark spots, and moisturizes dry skin! It is filled with probiotics, Vitamin A, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Lactic Acid, and all the beneficial elements you need to keep your skin healthy!

Milk products from Hay Dairies
Milk products from Hay Dairies, credit: Pelago

Educational Group Tours at Hay Dairies!

Hay Dairies Goat Farm also offers special tours for the young ones and the curious-minded who want to learn more about the farm and the goats!

There are three Educational Tours offered in Hay Dairies: Group Package 1, 2, and 3!

Each Group Package allows learners to explore the farm, learn from goat-loving farmers, and meet the goats. There are orientation briefings at the start of the tours that usually last for 20 minutes. Then, the first thing that visitors will get to see is the milking session.

Goat feeding at Hay Dairies
Goat feeding at Hay Dairies, credit: District Sixtyfive

The difference between the Educational Tours from the Free and Easy Tour is that visitors and learners will get to learn about the farm’s history, the actual process of milking the goats, and the awesome benefits of goat milk!

There are tons of freebies included in the tours! One pack of Alfalfa Hay will be given to every two paying visitors for feeding the goats as well as a 200ml bottle of goat milk for every visitor! And it does not end there because each visitor will also get Hay Dairies souvenirs and a Hay Dairies activity book with stickers for the young learners aged 12 years old and below!

Group Package 1 is for Pre-School and Primary School learners, Group Package 2 is for Secondary Schools, Tertiary Institutions, Corporate, Residents’ Committees, Families, and Other Groups, and Group Package 3 is for the Afternoon Session. All three of these groups have the same activities, except for Group Package 3 where there is no briefing and no milking session. Group 3 will still receive a free bottle of goat milk, Alfalfa Hay, a souvenir, AND faster entry to the farm!

The Educational Tours do need to be booked 1-2 weeks in advance. No booking means no entry, so if you plan on visiting Hay Dairies and going on the Educational Tours, make sure you make that booking!

Educational Tour Prices

Group Package 1: Pre-School / Primary SchoolGroup Package 2: Secondary School / Tertiary Institutions / Corporate / Residents’ Committees / Families / Other GroupsGroup Package 3
S$15.00 + GST = S$16.20 per participantS$15.00 + GST = S$16.20 per participantS$8.00 + GST = S$8.64 per participant
Hay Dairies Educationa Tours Prices

Hay Dairies Opening Hours and Schedules

Free and Easy Tour
Group Package 1: Pre-School / Primary School
Group Package 2: Secondary School / Tertiary Institutions / Corporate / Residents’ Committees / Families / Other GroupsGroup Package 3
All Day at 9:00am to 4:00pm but closed on Tuesdays.Morning Groups at 9:00am / 9:30am / 10:00am / 10:30am (Every day except Tuesday and public holidays)Morning Groups at 9:00am / 9:30am / 10:00am / 10:30am (Every day except Tuesday and public holidays)Afternoon Groups (A group of 10 or more people visiting Hay Dairies at/after 11:00am)
Hay Dairies Goat Farm Schedule

How to get to Hay Dairies?

The best way to go to Hay Dairies Goat Farm at Kranji is to take the shuttle bus that specifically takes visitors from Kranji MRT to Kranji’s Countryside. Frequent visitors say that the shuttle bus is much better than the public bus from Choa Chu Kang because the latter because it is too time-consuming.

Do make sure to come before the shuttle arrives in case it comes earlier than expected. Here is the service schedule to help you navigate through the different shuttle buses.

Hay Dairies Goat Farm is planning on moving to a new location at 250 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 719866 in the middle of 2023, but it is currently located at 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859.


Budget Itinerary’s Review on Hay Dairies!

Nothing beats visiting a good place with a cause! Hay Dairies is simply one of the most unique places to go to in Singapore. It’s the only goat farm in the country so visiting this farm is already quite special on its own. It’s fun and interactive and the people behind it really put the visitors’ learning experiences in mind. It’s great for families with curious kids, schools, and even for people looking for a healthier alternative to cow’s milk!

Speaking of milk, we didn’t know that goat milk can taste so good if it wasn’t for Hay Dairies! Being able to see how well the goats are taken-care of and where the milk was actually sourced gave us peace of mind that the milk we drank is not only healthy but also ethically sourced.

If you want to book a Hay Dairies tour, you can visit their website and you can book a tour directly from there!

Check out other Animal Farms you should visit in Singapore with your families this year in our blog! We listed out 10 Fun Animal Farms in Singapore wherein Hay Dairies was also featured!

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