"Treasured Sunrise Acres" is located in the Treasure Valley of Western Idaho.
The dairy was licensed in May 2010, to sell fresh raw goat and cow milk within the state of Idaho. This is a small family run dairy, with no employees.
Around 150 dairy goats, including the replacement doelings, milking does, and herd sires, make up the current goat herd. Breeds raised include; Alpine, LaMancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Toggenburg, and Golden Guernseys. We strive toward raising quality registered stock.
Treasured Sunrise Acres!
*ISDA Certified Grade A Dairy*
RAW Goat & Cow Milk
Pasteurized Goat Milk & Products
Our small herd of Jersey and Brown Swiss cows, produce excellent creamy milk our customers love!
Both the goat, and cow herds, graze in the large irrigated pastures from early spring through late fall. They are also fed an excellent quality alfalfa hay from local farmers, a custom non-GMO dairy grain mix from a local feed mill (cow herd only), and our own custom mineral supplement, also from a local mill, for optimal health. Milking goats are only fed sprouted barley/fodder.
Our animals are sleek, fat, and healthy, and are given no hormones/drugs/antibiotics that would affect the quality of the milk.
We are not certified organic. Although we do our utmost to feed and care for the animals in an all-natural way, we do not wish to be organic. Due to the strict organic requirements, it is not economically possible, nor do we wish to withhold medication from an ill animal. Be assured, we never sell milk from a sick animal, or one that may have been given antibiotics, until completely well and all drug residues are past. We are also required to test all milk for antibiotics before selling or processing.
We obtained our first milk goat in 1997, to provide fresh milk for our family. Within a few years the herd had grown into quite a few nice does, with several members of the family owning a couple goats of their own, as 4-H projects.
After a divorce, our family turned to the dairy goat hobby as a source of income. In Nov 2009, we moved from the Willamette Valley, Oregon, where it was impossible to have a raw milk dairy, to Fruitland, Idaho. We were blessed with a small dairy facilities to rent, and a great retired dairyman, to help us get started. To be honest, we had no idea how a commercial dairy worked or what we were getting ourselves into! The goat milk was to be the main focus, but with requests for fresh cows milk, we latter added our two Jersey family milk cows to the operation.
May 2010, we received our Grade A permit/Raw Milk license, and begin providing customers with the same fresh raw goat and cows milk that our family had been enjoying for years.
The spring of 2012, we were blessed with our own 53 acre dairy! After a year of working on the old dairy barn, we were finally able to get it licensed in June 2013, and moved the cows to the new place
Aug 2014 the goat herd was finally moved to the new dairy.
Fall '14 due to a hold on our dairy over a possible contamination issue with our raw milk, which turned out to be false, we expanded into pasteurized goat milk and yogurt.
Winter '14 milking goats were switched over to sprouted barley/fodder. 100% grain free!