We lovingly raise ADGA registered Nigerian Dwarf goats because, simply put, they produce the best tasting milk for drinking, cheese making and for our goat milk soaps. We breed our does annually and often have goats for sale. We spend lots of time loving on our goats so they are very affectionate with adults and children and easy to handle. Our goats run to us, not away from us. Our goal is to breed goats that have correct conformation and well-above average milk volume, but that also make a wonderful addition to your family (human and animal). We participate in ADGA Performance Programs (Linear Appraisal and DHIA) to continually evaluate and improve our herd. We have spent the last few years adding some of the finest milking genetics in the country to our herd and are excited to be able to offer goats that really “bring it” in the milk pail. Check out our goats for sale page or kidding schedule to see who’s available.
Why Nigerian Dwarfs?
We always knew we wanted dairy goats to offer us a supply of fresh, raw goats milk, but couldn’t decide which breed was right for us. Ultimately we decided on Nigerian’s for two reasons: they have the highest butterfat content in their milk, making it the best tasting and ideal choice for cheesemaking; and their petite size makes them easy to handle and transport. Nigerian owners need not invest in a heavy duty truck and stock trailer, just pop your goats in a dog crate in the backseat! Nigerian dwarfs are the goat of choice for homesteaders and even backyard microfarms. An added bonus is that goats are fantastic poison oak, yellow star thistle and blackberry bush eaters, just what us Oregonians need! Oh, and did we mention they are cute?
If you’re considering adding goats to your homestead, contact us and schedule a visit. We’ll talk goats from housing to feed. Keep in mind that goats are herd animals and must always have a companion. If you’re just starting with goats, we recommend a doe and a wether (castrated male).
*Please note that at this time we do not give group tours, we are not insured for it.*
We like this introductory, plain English guide to raising Nigerian Dwarf goats by Weed ‘Em and Reep.