We have several different breeds of dairy goats on our farm, producing milk seasonally in the spring and summer. We love seeing the unique qualities of each goat breed expressed in our herd. We are committed to the biosecurity of our herd; we test for CAE, CL, and Johne’s disease annually.
Unlike on larger farms, we do not cull aged does. Each of our milking does will be retired after her years of service, and will live out the rest of her life on our farm, receiving the same quality of care that she received as a productive younger animal.
In addition to our dairy goats, we keep a handful of Angora goats, a fascinating breed that originated in ancient Turkey. Angoras are world renowned for the lustrous fiber that they produce, called mohair. The goats must be shorn twice a year to promote good health and hygiene. There are large populations of Angora goats in Texas and South Africa.
We process much of our mohair ourselves, but we also offer raw mohair to spinners and crafters. Please contact us if interested.
Chevon is the tender, flavorful meat of a goat processed between the ages of 6 months and 9 months. It has a slightly gamey taste, more mild than that of lamb. Goat meat is enjoyed by people in virtually all parts of the world, and is growing in popularity in the United States. Goat meat is low in fat, and offers a relatively sustainable alternative to other red meats. For the reasons listed here, we no longer market our goat kids as pets, and instead retain them on our farm to raise for meat, where we can ensure that they are receiving high quality care from beginning to end.
Interested in purchasing chevon? Please get in touch with us.