Our Goats.

Since 1984, our herd has grown to nearly 800 goats including 400+ milking does. We raise four breeds of goats, LaMancha, Saanen, Alpine, and Nubians. We have a carefully monitored breeding program and have some cross-breeding in the four breeds.While each breed is distinctive, all goats are highly intelligent and extremely curious animals.

Female goats are called does, male goats bucks and newborn goats are called kids. Does often have twins, but triplets and quadruplets are not uncommon. The kids are raised in our nursery where they are hand bottle fed until they are weaned.

Karen and Robin

Chris and newborn

Kara

The humane care of our goats is of the most importance. Daily all are inspected to make sure they are healthy.

La Mancha

Lamancha - are sturdy animals with very small ears. The Lamancha goat originated in the United States and was developed for its delicious flavored milk and sweet disposition.

Saanen

Saanen - are always all white with erect ears.

Alpine

Alpine - has upright ears and its hair is short and may be black, shades of brown, some have white and some have all three colors.

Nubian

Nubian - are large goats with long floppy ears.

F.A.Qs.

Do you use antibiotics?
If we have to use antibiotics when
homeopathy fails (infrequently), we
remove the doe from the milking
herd and do not return her until twice
the manufacturers recommendation
and she must individually pass our
Federally approved antibiotics
residue test.

How often are goats milked?
Twice a day. We start in the morning
at 2:00 AM, milking 16 goats at a
time. Afternoon milking starts at
2:00 PM. Each milking session
takes about 4 hours.

How much milk does
each does give?

While each of our does produces a
different amount, the average is
about 6 lbs. about 2/3rds of a gallon.

Do they like to be milked?
Yes, they line up to come into the
parlor at milking time.

Do you milk by hand?
Our milking process is very auto-
mated, this allows us to quickly
and cleanly collect the goats’ milk
and get it stored cold. Our process
insures the cleanest and best tasting milk for you to enjoy.

Do you add hormones?
We add no hormones like BGH or
BST. We use no pesticides on our
non GMO crops and fertilize our
fields with compost.

Do you sell raw milk?
All our products are pasteurized
because it is an FDA regulation
that all milk shipped interstate be
pasteurized to insure food safety.

Goats eat anything and
everything, right?

Goats are very picky eaters and
might play with, but do not eat
tin cans!