We started raising goats in 1988, when our children were small. We started out with African-Pygmies and some other grade does, but back then the goats were just for fun, just pets. In 1997 we sold our herd of pygmies and began the search for a small dairy goat that would provide milk for the farm. That same year we purchased our first Nigerian Dwarf Goats. We found the best foundation animals from the top breeders around the Nation and brought them to our little farm. Since then we have been selectively breeding our does to the very best bucks to create a dairy goat that excels in the show ring and produces a large amount of rich creamy milk to produce the very best soap for our customers.
Our goats are registered with AGS and ADGA. They are a valuable and important part of our soap making business. All of our sweet goats are loved and are treated with care and kindness and in return they provide us with lots of wonderful creamy milk! We test our goats yearly for diseases and have always had a clean herd. Even though we have been raising goats for over 20 years we are still working to improve our herd and the breed. Thanks to our team of goats, we are capable of making the best creamy goat milk soap ever. The soap that we sell also helps maintain and improve our small farm and the goats that reside and work here.
About Nigerian Dwarf Goats
The Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature dairy goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf goats are enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size, colorful markings and dairy characteristics. Their small stature means they do not require as much space or feed as their large dairy goat counterparts and their gentle and friendly personalities make them good companion pets. The milk is also higher in butterfat and has a sweeter taste. Nigerians are easy to handle, even for small children. They are great for youth 4-H and FFA projects.
The Nigerian Dwarf is a Miniature Dairy Goat
A healthy Nigerian Dwarf doe can produce a surprisingly amount of sweet milk for her small size. They can produce as much as two quarts a day or more. In addition, Nigerian Dwarf milk is higher in butterfat (6-10%) and higher in protein than milk from most dairy goat breeds. Many Nigerian Dwarfs owners/breeders raise their goats for milk production but others raise them for the pleasure and companionship these little caprines bring to their lives.
Nigerian Dwarf Temperament
Dwarf goats are gentle, loveable and playful. Their calm, even temperament and engaging personalities make them suitable companions for all, including children, the disabled and the elderly. Even breeding bucks are easily handled. They make wonderful pets and great animal projects for young children in 4H or FFA. Breeders of other types of goats find their dwarfs blend in with the rest of their herd and do not need special quarters; just adequate fencing to contain them because of their small size. Many Nigerian Dwarf Goats share pastures peacefully with other livestock such as cattle, horses. llamas and donkeys. In fact, they will often improve a pasture by removing brambles, undergrowth (including weeds) that other livestock won't eat.