Nigerian Dwarf goats
|2013 WILL BRING MORE OUTSTANDING ANIMALS INTO OUR HERD!!
Welcome to Trilogy Ranch , We are a small hobby breeder home of ADGA, AGS and
NDGA registered Nigerian Dwarf goats. Members of American Dairy Goat Association,
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association and The American Goat Society
Our kids will be showing the goats in 4-H,AGS, ADGA and NDGA shows!
We are located in the rolling hills of northern California. We have a closed herd. Our
herd comes from CAE, CL and Johnes tested free
farms! We test annually for CAE, CL and Johnes. We also will be doing Linear Appraisal
Our herd is built primarily on Algedi stock. We also have Castle Rock, Twin Creeks,
Camanna, and Rosasharn bloodlines for genetic diversity.
About Nigerian Dwarf Goats
The Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature dairy goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf
goats are enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size, colorful markings and dairy
characteristics. Their small stature means they do not require as much space or feed as
their larger dairy goat counterparts and their gentle and friendly personalities make them
good companion pets. The milk is also higher in butterfat and has a sweeter taste.
Nigerians are easy to handle; even for small children. Nigerian Dwarfs are considered
rare by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture
has also approved the Nigerian Dwarf Goat as a livestock dairy goat, which makes them
eligible for youth 4H and FFA projects
A healthy Nigerian Dwarf doe can produce a surprising amount of sweet milk for her small
size - up to two quarts per day or more. In addition, Nigerian Dwarf milk is higher in
butterfat (6-10%) and higher in protein than milk from most dairy goat breeds. Many
Nigerian Dwarf owners raise their goats for milk production but others raise them for
the pleasure and companionship these little caprines bring to their lives.
Dwarfs goats are gentle, loveable and playful. Their calm, even temperament and engaging
personalities make them suitable companions for all, including children, the disabled and
the elderly. Even breeding bucks are handled easily. They make wonderful pets and great
animal projects for young children in 4H or FFA. Breeders of other types of goats find
their Dwarfs blend in with the rest of their herd and do not need special quarters; just
adequate fending to contain them because of their small size. Many Nigerian Dwarf goats
share pastures peacefully with other livestock such as cattle, horses, llamas and
donkeys. In fact, they will often improve a pasture by removing brambles, undergrowth
(including weeds) and ivy (even poison ivy) that other livestock won't eat.
Michael & Krystal McGuire
Hannah, McKenzie and Abigail McGuire
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
|Picture courtesy of Algedi Farm
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