Always wanting to be more self sufficient, we started raising our own poultry and growing our own veggies when we bought our first home in 1997. We also homeschool and have enjoy the benefits of raising our children with the responsibility and rewards of living on a mini farm. We raised goats in the past and decided it was time to jump back into to having these animals join our family again.
We decided to visit Misty Highland Farm and knew from the moment we saw these adorable animals that this was exactly the breed we were looking for. We loved their small size, their colorful markings and their playful personalities. They are very easy to handle, even for small children which makes them perfect for 4-H and FFA as well as entry level milking. We learned that they don’t require as much space or feed which worked out nicely for us as well.
Another great quality is the sweet taste of their milk as Nigerian Dwarfs have one of the highest butterfat (6-10%) and protein content than most dairy goat breeds. A healthy Nigerian Dwarf doe can produce a surprising amount of sweet milk for her small size - up to two quarts per day or more. We are raising our goats for milk production but the main reason is the pleasure and companionship these little caprines are bringing to our lives