Say hello to Our Father's Farm Goats!! We have five beautiful goats. To the right are our newest members: Milly and Molly. They are Toggenburg goats; please enjoy reading a little about Toggenburg goats
Toggenburg goats are the oldest breed of dairy goats having medium-sized body. They come in various colors ranging from fawn to dark chocolate brown with white marks on the body. They are commonly raised for producing milk which is usually used to make cheese.
To the left here you can see the Saanen goat (our goat mother) and her babies. Beside her is our little boy and behind are twin girls! Now as you can see Mom's children are a mix breed they are Saanen and Alpine goats.
Please enjoy reading about Saanen and Alpine goats:
Saanen goats are large, white goats with upright ears and originally grown in Switzerland. Saanen goats are heavy producers but their milk is low in butterfat as compared to other dairy goats.
Alpine can easily be found all across US. These goats were first originated in the Alps and are also commonly known as “French Alpine.” These goats range for medium to large size and adapt to their environment very easily. Due to this, raising them domestically is trouble-free. They come in various colors and patterns. Alpines are one of the best for dairy farming as their milk contains an average of 3.5% butterfat. However, the downside is that they are seasonal breeders.
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