From The Farm
A Small-Scale Farm Blog
Our previous mixed flock was gathered from several sources – at least one of these groups of hens brought Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) into our flock. MG is a highly infectious incurable bacterial disease of birds. MG was something that we lived with while we had to…
When we began to consider goats for dairy, for the purpose of home milk and cheese production, it did not take too long for us to zero in on Nigerian Dwarf goats as being the breed that we wanted to try. Now, being a young family with small children, there were two things that stood out to us about the Nigerian Dwarf goat: their reputed sweet and creamy milk (due to high butterfat content) and the fact that they were small and would fit better size-wise with our young kids.
For both small properties and large acreages, Nigerian Dwarf goats can be a weed-munching match made in heaven. Nigerian Dwarf goats can be a great way to clear and control invasive blackberries and nibble on weeds all while providing aesthetic, entertainment, companionship and even milk to farm spaces.
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Marie van Hulsentop