Our Herd

We work hard to keep our herd of 8 goats happy & healthy. We test yearly for common goat diseases including CAE, CL, and Johnnes. They get lots of first and second cut hay, browse freely in their pasture and around the farm, and are given free choice minerals and fresh water at least twice a day. Most importantly, they get lots of love. None of our goats are used for meat. When a goat calls to us from the pasture or barn, we know who it is by their voice. The goats are an extended part of our family. We have 3 registered NDG, one registered Saanen, one unregistered Saanen cross and a Toggenburg/Saanen cross. Please come by the farm to meet them anytime! Looking forward to babies in the Spring!

Milk Products

Breeding season has come to an end. Three of the girls will be kidding in the Spring. Check out the Kids for Sale page for details.

KIDS

will be available once the reach at least  10 weeks (12 for wethers), and are weaned and ready to go to their new homes. Check the Kids for Sale page for details.

RAW MILK

Raw goat milk will be available through the Shiloh Run Dairy LLC herd share opportunity. If you are interested in a herd, share, please drop us a note so you can receive all of the details.

CHEESES

Cheeses will be developed as milk production sets in, and can be substituted as part of a herd share.

GOAT MILK SOAPS

Hopefully soap will become part of our farm offerings in 2018.

Nigerian Dwarf Goats

The Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature dairy goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf goats are enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size, colorful markings and dairy characteristics. Their small stature means they do not require as much space or feed as their larger dairy goat counterparts and their gentle and friendly personalities make them good companion pets. The milk is also higher in butterfat and has a sweeter taste. Nigerians are easy to handle; even for small children. Nigerian Dwarfs are considered rare by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has also approved the Nigerian Dwarf Goat as a livestock dairy goat, which makes them eligible for youth 4H and FFA projects.

 

The Breed

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. In addition, Nigerian Dwarf milk is higher in butterfat (6-10%) and higher in protein than milk from most dairy goat breeds. Many Nigerian Dwarf owners raise their goats for milk production but others raise them for the pleasure and companionship these little caprines bring to their lives.

--Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association

Saanen Breed

Regal and majestic in appearance, the Saanen is "Queen of the Dairy". With her placid disposition, she is a compatible herdmate and a joy to handle in the milk parlor. 

-National Saanen Breeders Association