Why Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Nigerian Dwarf Goats have some things that make them very unique to a dairy farmer.

Zoey Neree

5/11/20231 min read

black and brown short coated dog on gray sand during daytime
black and brown short coated dog on gray sand during daytime


Nigerian dwarf goats are the smallest breed of dairy goat. They originate from West Africa and were first imported to the U.S by sea in the eighteen century. These goats were originally used as pets and show goats. Despite their small size Nigerians are among the best dairy goat breeds. They are gentle, friendly and easy to handle. With a lifespan of 10-15 years, these nonseasonal breeders can produce milk and have kids all year around.

Nigerian Dwarf goats can produce 1\2 a gallon of milk a day. Nigerian milk unlike other goat milk doesn’t taste goaty. Their milk taste more similar to cow’s milk with a sweet creamy texture. Most standard goat breeds have a butterfat of 3%-3.5% but Nigerians have a butterfat of 6%-6.5%. Butterfat makes it easier to make cheese and other dairy products. Goat milk is easier to digest than cow’s milk and has many health benefits.

Goat milk in general curds easier than cow's milk. Some of the cheeses we will be making are Feta-a cheese with a tangy flavor and slightly firm texture, Ricotta cheese with a mild creamy soft taste and texture, Gouda that has a sweet nutty flavor and more. These all-natural cheeses are going to be made with delicious raw goat milk.

With our breeding program we breed them specifically for udder conformation, high milk production and quality. Our registered herd has various colors and patterns. Nigerians have between 1-5 kids, which we will be selling from time to time.