The Bos family have a long standing foot hold in the farming business, giving them the heart and soul to grow a successful, ethical dairy operation.
Patrick and Cherylynn Bos began their chapter of farming immediately after being married at the young age of 22. They both loved farming and all that went with it: the work, land, animals and space. They wanted a farming lifestyle for themselves and their future family.
Patrick’s parents were a vital part of helping the succession of the family farm occur and they continue to be an integral part of our operation.
Photo above: From back to front: Mr. Bill Bos, Connor Bos, Mrs. Nellie Bos, Jocelyn Bos, Adelle Bos, Mr. Patrick Bos, Mrs. Cherylynn Bos and Amelia Bos
Patrick’s parents allowed Patrick and Cherylynn to farm alongside them in the early years on the family land and were very supportive as they tried to work out the farm finances and change the farm in ways to suit their personal goals.
They purchased their first milking goats in 1999 and began milking for a Ponoka-based processing company. In 2004 this plant closed. As a result the Bos family decided to take control of their own future: they built a goat milk and cheese processing facility on the farm property.
Today they are pleased to have become a dominant Alberta supplier of goat milk products. They have been working alongside a B.C. based dairy company to produce goat milk and cheese products from their own herd of 400 goats and that of four other area farms.
Products from Rock Ridge Dairy are sold through this company to major grocery chains across Western Canada under various labels such as Oak Island and Happy Days Brands.
In 2012, the Boss’ decided to take another big step: to upgrade their facility and equipment to allow for the production of organic cow’s milk and creams.