Miniature Alpine Dairy Goats
Miniature Dairy Cattle
God is to come first in all we do so He has His place here.
Being I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses, I have put a couple of my favorite Scriptures here as we are to take care of His animals.
Proverbs 27:27 And there is a sufficiency of goats’ milk for your food, for the food of your household, and the means of life for your girls.
Revelation 21:4 And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
NOW, the animals
***NEWS*** There is a health issue in the family, not me, that has made me decide to cut back on the goat herd. I am NOT selling out but will only have 7 doe's and 2 bucks. Boots, Silly, Montego, Legacy, Elise, Belle, & Sister Rose will be the only doe's with Cabri & Hot Rod the only bucks. Memphis is co-owned so he's going to his other owner for a while. Lilly, Chevy Nova & Silly's Image have been sold while Monterey, Island Girl, Milk n Honey & Sophia are for sale. They'll be on the sale page in the coming weeks.
If a breeder of Mini-Alpine's or standard Alpine's has doe's for sale, I'm happy to post them on this site. E-mail me for info, it is free. It goes on the "Breeders Page". NO Standard bucks please, only doe's.
***NEWS*** MilkMaidRanch is now making goat milk lotion. The girls I milk will have their faces on the label. For now only the 4oz jars will be available. Click on the "Goat Milk Lotion" page. We now take PayPal for buying livestock or MilkMaid Lotion.
As for the Irish Dexter's, Red Bull did his job when he was 10 months old and bred Mahogany and she had a black, horned bull calf, SOLD. He also bred Bess, the Jersey heifer and she had a refined heifer on 5/9/15 named Elsa how will be retained for breeding. On September 1, 2014 he went 2 miles down the road to visit 10 heifers at the dairy. Any heifer calves from him will be coming home in June. They will be the start of our mini dairy cattle program for homesteaders. Please go to the Mini Cattle page to see what's going on. As of today, I just made a deal to buy a Red, Polled, Dexter heifer that was born last November. Rain will be here next Wednesday and I can't wait to get photo's of her.
Look down below for links for other M-Alpine breeders. At the bottom of this page you'll find Loma Verde in Oklahoma & Cherry Butte in Idaho. Also, the link to the MDGA(Miniature Dairy Goat Registry) & the Mini-Alpine group on Yahoo.
Sarabi and her last kid 1/2008 at 13 years old.
The Herd as of 10/30/14. From left to right: Boots, Solid Gold, behind SG is his daughter Tequila, Addy(Sarabi's last daughter) is reaching to scratch, Montego Bay, Silly, Elise-walking the beam, Image, (right top)-Island Girl, Monterey-rubbing neck on beam & Aruba's Legacy-scratching her back. The red bull in the back is Red Bull, the Irish Dexter. The Great Pyrenees to the far left above Boots is Roo.
Here in Stephenville, TX we are joining other breeders across the country develop the Miniature Alpine dairy goat. This is done by breeding a standard size Alpine doe (Purebred or American) to a Nigerian Dwarf buck. Our herd has been being developed for over 11 years now & we've seen many changes.
For us it happened with a few "OOPS" in the herd. I had bought some Nigerian Dwarf doe's and a buck in 2002 and they were in a pasture by themselves. When weaning time came for the Alpine kids I didn't have a small pasture to put them in as the Niger's were in it. I figured they'd get along and put the kids in with them. NEVER did I think the Alpine doelings would cycle along with the Nigerian doe's. This was when our "OOPS" happened. I noticed 2 of the Alpine doelings were developing udders when they were 7 months old. I just thought they were getting good feed. But 2 weeks later I changed my thinking. Both doelings had twins & that was the beginning of our Mini-Alpine herd. Goes to show that some of the things we don't plan are the best.
I do like natural photo's of animals, out doing what they do, not when they are in my garden though. So some pictures of them are out in the pasture. My herd is CAE, CL, & Johnnies free. I can't say this enough, I DO NOT SELL MILK, OR MILK PRODUCTS!
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