Goat FAQs

Goat FAQs

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All babies receive their own mother’s milk, especially at birth.  As they age and transition to bottles, they still receive real goat milk which has been compiled from the entire herd. 

Visit this BLOG link to learn why babies eventually transition to bottles:    READ ME

We raise registered Dairy Goats. Horns are discouraged in the dairy world for the damage they can do, to fences, to other goats and to us.  Children in 4H are not allowed to show a horned animal. Our goats live with a livestock guardian dog, so they do not need horns for defense.  We do not cut the horns off.  We prevent their growth by disbudding. 

Disbudding is the most humane way to prevent horn growth.  We cauterize the horn bud with a specially designed iron. This is done when babies are usually less than 2 weeks old.  The horn bud is cauterized with a hot iron to kill the horn cells. It is a 5 second procedure. Babies are given an analgesic prior to being cauterized and a cooling, silver anti-septic spray is sprayed on the spot.  Babies go back to playing within minutes 

No, it is actually good for them!  Visit our Blog on Is It Cruel to Milk Goats to learn more.  READ ME

We do not sell our goats for meat. Dairy Goats do not have the muscle mass that a meat animal has. Milk producing animals put their calories into making milk, rather than muscle. 

Due to our goat’s lineage and show performance, the vast majority of our buyers seek good milking genetics and show potential.  Quality animals can be a substantial investment and this tends to discourage an indiscriminate buyer.  The remainder are buying animals for pets.  We educate non-experienced buyers on goat care and are always available for questions and/or guidance. We want our animals to have good homes.

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