Dairy goats are truly a wonderful addition to any hobby farm. We only raise dairy goats.....Nubian, Saanen, Toggenburg, Alpine, and LaMancha. We choose our breeding pairs based on conformation and milking lines. We hand milk daily and appreciate the long legs and large teets these breeds have to offer. Each breed has specific traits and characteristics that makes them unique.
Foxfire Farm utilizes all our goat products in many ways. What milk we do not use in the house to make cheese, butter, or soap gets shared with the piglets and hogs. Every Spring when the run-in sheds get the winter clean out, all the goat manure gets spread throughout our many gardens and the excess bedding gets used as ground cover on new gardening projects.
We are proud to offer family friendly, quality goats. They are loving, healthy, and are suitable for just about anyone wanting to have their own fresh milk or just a couple of goats for fun. Over the years we have been happy to say that many of our goats have gone to excellent homes with a wide range of "jobs" including cart pulling, trekking/packing, petting zoos/farms, organic dairies, mobile brush clearing, and even urban dwellings teaching inner city kids about the joys of milking. Our "Chicago" goats have been featured numerous times in the paper, on t.v. and even on the radio. It is really nice to get updates, pictures, and cute stories on all the goats. We have made many new friends with our goat sales and its wonderful to hear year after year kids showing all over the state and even the U.P. are winning ribbons at the local fairs with our babies!
2018 annual vaccines, a fresh worming, vitamin e/selenium/copper dosage, hoof trim, care timeline, and a collar.
We offer a buy back if you are unable to care for the goats in the future. All doelings and wethers (fixed males) will be dis-budded. Boys sold intact will not be dis-budded. My goats are not papered and the price reflects that. Some of the purebred doelings can be registered on Native of Appearance thru the ADGA.
Current Goats Available
Wethers Banded and Dis-Budded $50 each
Doelings $100 each. Dis-budded. - Both in pen with Saanen buck since 12-11-17.
Tricia - Nubian/LaMancha. Born 5-31-17. Beautiful girl. Single birth so very large and leggy. Has LaMancha ears. White with really neat striping.
Sephora - LaMancha - Born 6-10-17. Twin. Light light tan. Super small ears. Friendly and smart.
Goat Milk vs Cow Milk
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*Nutrient content of goat milk is slightly less than cow milk but goat milk is more digestible because the fat molecules are one-fifth the size of those from cow milk -- making it easily tolerated by those with compromised digestive systems.
*Seventy-two percent of the milk used throughout the world is from goats. It is one-third richer than cows milk but more nourishing and easier to digest.
*The flavor of goat milk is comparable to that of cow milk. Goat milk has a milder taste.
*Goat milk has no cream separation because of smaller fat molecules.
*Goat milk contains pre-formed Vitamin A in the milk fat that allows it to be readily available for use by the body.
*Goats milk contains a more highly-evolved cholesterol than cows milk, making it more available for absorption to the brain and body. (Cholesterol is essential to the health of the myelin sheaths "white matter" of the nerves in the brain.)
*Goat milk is closer to human milk and is therefore easily accepted especially by those young or frail.
*Goat milk has an alkaline reaction the same as mother's milk. Cow milk has an acid reaction
*Goat milk does not form mucous (phlegm) and is therefore better tolerated by asthmatics and those with allergies.
*Goat milk contains more chlorine, fluorine and silicon than any other domestic livestock. Chlorine and fluorine are natural germicides and fluorine assists in preventing diabetes.
*Goat milk contains 2% curd, which precipitates in the stomach. Cows milk is 10% curd.
*Goats are naturally immune to diseases, such as tuberculosis, and are used in third-world countries to actually cure tuberculosis because of their inherent antibodies.
*Goats milk is tolerated by a compromised /damaged liver because of the smaller fat molecules and it's naturally homogenized.
*Goats milk has the ability to "sweeten" the intestinal tract and assist with constipation.
*Goats milk contains a higher evolved carotene (pro-Vitamin A). Researchers have found this to have cancer preventing properties.