Show animals have been bred to be larger and larger for the show ring. This can create a problem for the everyday person that just wants to give their family the best possible food source available. The animal is too big to keep on a small plot of land.. and it's even harder for children or seniors to handle. We breed our full size Nubian does with a Nigerian Dwarf buck, this creates an animal that on the average can give a family 3 quarts of milk per day( depending on genetics and management of the animal) We've found that the temperament of the Mini-Nubian is tame. They have sweet dispositions, love attention and are pet like. They eat less feed then their full size mothers do and therefore they're ideal for the smaller acreage farms/backyard. Nubian goats as a rule of thumb only breed in the fall. Our experience thus far is that the mini will breed anytime of year, giving the family a better chance at having a year round milk supply with only two goats.
Today we have a rise in people understanding that the food supply from commercial farming isn't always the best for us, this is driving more and more people that are health conscience to want to produce their own supply of food, from meat, to gardening, to eggs. The smaller goat lends it's self to just this purpose. People milking their own goats have the option to pasteurize or not. Pasteurization is to remove any bacteria that might be in the milk.. since you know your animal, and you know it's health and environmental conditions, you can make the choice to pasteurize or not. By introducing the Nigerian Dwarf in the mix, we believe that we have a higher milk fat content making the milk creamier. Goat milk is used for drinking, cheese, ice cream and soap.
WE DO NOT SELL OUR GOATS FOR MEAT.