About Nigerian Dwarf Goats
Nigerian Dwarfs are a mini dairy goat breed that originated in West Africa and was further developed in the United States. Does stand at 17-22.5” and bucks at 20-23.5". They can live to be 14+ years. They eat less and are easier to handle than a standard-sized goat, and they are the cutest, most irresistible little things. Nigerian Dwarfs can be raised in large herds, as additions to homesteads and hobby farms, or in the backyard as pets or for show. Although they are a mini goat, they produce the richest milk, containing high protein and high butterfat, which is great for drinking or making cheese, yogurt and ice cream. It is also great for soaps and lotions. Goat milk has smaller fat globules that are easier to digest than cows' milk, is naturally homogenized and is A2A2. Although goat milk has gotten a bad rap for its taste, as long as the milking practice is clean, the goats are healthy and fed with good nutritious feed, and the milk chilled quickly after milking, it is quite a treat.