Our goats are the heart & soul of our Farm. Our days starts with coffee & goats.
All of our goats are registered through ADGA. The majority of them are Lamanchas with a couple Nubian/Lamancha crosses, some Lamancha/Alpine crosses & 1 lonely Alpine sprinkled in just for a little variety! They all tested CAE negative this year. All have tested neg for TB & brucellosis in previous years.
The does are fed free choice grass hay from our own fields year round which is the bulk of their diet. They receive alfalfa hay while they are in milk & a custom grain mix to supplement their diet. We have ample pasture for them seasonally as well as prunings from our fruit trees along with native bushes & plants from our unruly fence rows & garden waste that they really appreciate!
We are currently not showing our goats or on milk test. That doesn't mean our goats are ugly or poor producers. It just isn't part of our lifestyle right now.
Most of our kids are dam-raised & extremely friendly. We have a couple of retired show girls that are too proper to feed their own kids so those ones get bottle-fed by the human servants!
Confirmation is a goal of our farm along with personality, parasite resistance, mothering & health qualities.