Animal Welfare Approved
Part of our mission at Big Picture Farm is to demonstrate careful and compassionate animal husbandry by treating our goats to the highest animal welfare and environmental standards -- and to do our best to talk to customers about the benefits of small-scale, sustainable farming. Our goat dairy is certified Animal Welfare Approved, whose standards are the most rigorous and progressive animal care requirements in the nation. It's the only label that guarantees animals are raised outdoors on pasture or range for their entire lives on an independent farm using truly sustainable high-welfare farming practices. We rotationally pasture our herd on 88 acres from May-November, using solar-electric fences to move the goats twice every day to ensure fresh, delicious, and diverse forage. They are fed only organic pasture, and supplemented exclusively with GMO-free and organic whole grain, minerals, and alfalfa. Read here and here if you're interested in reading a little more about our farm philosophy. Finally, please allow us to introduce to you our lovely, ridiculous, unique, and wonderful goats (& dogs!), one by one.