Nigerians, like all goats, need basic care to remain healthy and happy. Our goats have excellent housing which is cleaned daily and ample room to safely roam along with objects for climbing and laying in the sun. In addition to the daily attention they receive, each goat is thoroughly inspected twice a month, when their hooves are trimmed and any additional care that is required at that time is completed. Everyone gets a "summer haircut" to ensure their comfort and cleanliness. Although winters can be challenging in Vermont, our goats stay warm and dry in their barn with outdoor exercise nearly every day. We actually plow our goat pens to make certain they have ample room for exercise in spite of any snowfall we might experience.
Our farm is organically managed with the health and welfare of its inhabitants considered our first priority. Our goats have access to grazing pasture on a rotational basis, supplemented by minerals, grain and sweet, organic Vermont 2nd cut legume hay, from our friends Randolph and Deb at Caledonia Farm. We know that what is fed to the goats is reflected in the quality of the milk and our milk is GREAT!! (Just ask any of our customers.)
We test all of our goats annually for CAE, TB, CL, Brucellis and Johnnes and our goats consistently test negatively for all.
We maintain detailed records of the care administered to each goat and this record accompanies the goat to its new home. It is also important to us to be an ongoing resource to the people who purchase goats from us. We have some great goat friends upon whom we can call and consult with who provide us the benefit of their years of experience. We want to do the same for others.
Be sure and check out our References and Links page for some excellent sources of information on goat health and management. NEXT
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