We started out with Nigerian Dwarf Goats with the purchase of two does in 2012, with the plan to keep them as pets and weed eaters. Soon after adding goats to our family we realized what great pets they can be, but also that they produce delicious milk. One of those does (SG Elfin Acres Daisy) still resides in our herd and is enjoying her retirement, and we now have her great great granddaughters in our herd.
We’ve have since gone from the first two does, to a herd. We milk our goats and enjoy making cheese, soap, ice cream, yogurt, caramel and more. Our goal is to improve our lines with each breeding. We look for Nigerian Dwarfs with good temperaments that make them wonderful pets and milk goats, while meeting the breed standard of a proportionate and productive dairy goat in miniature. We like Nigerian Dwarf goats for their smaller size, they’re easy for our kids to handle and they enjoy participating with our goats in 4-H and open shows. We participate in ADGA Linear Appraisal, DHIA milk testing, and occasionally attend ADGA shows.
Nigerian Dwarf Goats are a mini dairy goat, all of our goats are registered with American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA). Once they are old enough, our goats are tested for CAE, CL disease and all been negative every year tested. We only buy goats from healthy herds, new goats are quarantined for a month before being introduced to the main herd, this allows time to ensure their good health and perform a biosecurity screen with a blood test. A veterinarian can help you determine what you should test for and when. You can learn more about disease testing at Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab (WADDL) this is our preferred lab for disease testing.