We began our small herd of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats in 2010, We love the sweet milk and their lovely temperaments. When we visited our first farm we just fell in love with them! Soon after that we brought home two doelings! In the spring of 2013 we added our first LaMancha doeling from Cliff Parker at Longvu LaManchas. In 2014 we made the very hard decision to cut back, and nearly sellout of our Nigerians to focus on the LaManchas and now a few Nubians. We have enjoyed the fresh, rich, creamy milk, making cheeses and ice creams and soaps. We enjoy showing our goats in open shows as well as an occasional 4-H fair. Our goal is to produce dairy goats that can put it in the pail and win in the show ring all at the same time!
2015 will be our first year using ADGA's Liner Appraisal, and hope to continue using it yearly to see how our breeding program is working for us.
Our Nigerian herd consists of mostly Rosasharn and Twin Creek lines.
Our LaMancha herd has lines like: Kastdemur's, South-Fork and Longvu.
The Nubian herd is based off Jesta Farm lines.
We take our herd health very seriously, we only buy goats that come from tested, well cared for herds. We vaccinate for CD&T yearly, and supplement with copper and selenium according to each goats needs.
For awhile we were mixing our own grains, and I think the goats all seemed to be doing extremely well on it! But, the amount of time it took to mix all the grains, and the price of some convinced me to switch back to pelleted feeds. We again, are feeding Blue Seal products and are very happy with how the goats do on them. The Amount of feed is adjusted for each goat according to their condition. We feed a grass mix hay twice a day and loose minerals and baking soda free choice.
If you are new to goats, or are interested in any of ours, please don't hesitate to contact us! We would love to hear from you! We love to talk about goats :)
J.O.Y. in J.O.Y. Farm stands for....
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".
~ Jeremiah 29:11
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