Selectively breeding quality registered Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats since 1997.
Celebrating 20 + years of life with goats!!!
We raise our Nigerian Dwarf goats for excellence in dairy quality, conformation and temperament.
Why choose Grasse Acres?
-Goats are my passion! I dedicate my time and energy into researching best practice in breeding for dairy quality using records from performance programs and judgement based on years of experience. What this means for you is when you purchase your kids for dairy stock, they come from milkers who have been selectively bred to produce milk.
-We are on DHIR milk test so you are given proof of the performance of each doe in the milk pail. Since we are determined to stay small in numbers, only does who are considered good milkers are retained. Because I choose to dam raise kids, the amount of milk shown on the test is less than if I bottle fed kids but I feel it’s worth the sacrifice. I also chose to milk once a day which also is reflected in pounds of milk shown on my milk test records.
-CAE and Johnes free! No CL abscesses have ever existed in our herd. Whole herd testing done annually. We have also had occasional CL, Brucellosis and TB testing done on request, always with negative results.
-Rotational pasture raised with grass mix/alfalfa hay supplemented
Farm grown quality hay, farm raised blended grain concentrate and vitamin supplements (including free choice kelp, selenium, and loose minerals) Our goats are fed organically grown grains as much as possible.
-ADGA herd appraisals done (scores available through ADGA)
-Mentoring offered to new goat owners. It is important that all customers are happy with their new kids and that they receive the best of care after leaving our farm.
Our mission is to provide an environment and breeding program to produce top quality Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats.
News in 2021….
This has been a year of change for my herd in numbers. I’ve made the very difficult decision to reduce my herd in order to have more time in my life for my grandchildren and also because I’m not a spring chicken anymore. So very sad to see some of my adult goats go but happy they found wonderful homes. I will continue on milk test and hope to be chosen for linear appraisal in 2022. As I’ve said in the past, I’m not able to show my goats but have had such fun seeing some of them being shown and doing so well. So proud of these girls and appreciative of those who show them!
News in 2020….
I am so excited to welcome Old Mountain Farm Peach to our herd! I am just in love with the potential in this little beauty in dairy quality and conformation! Her sire (SG Old Mountain Farm Bold Elk +*B) and dam (Old Mountain Farm Armaghan) are pictured below. (photos courtesy of Cheryle Moore-Smith)
“Grasse Acres Brave Hart (Old Mountain Farm Swift Hart X SG Grasse Acres Amber Rose’ 1*M*D AR) was awarded Senior Grand Champion in ring 1 (Jennifer Lohman’s ring)and Reserve Senior Grand Champion in ring 2 (Ashley Scheel’s ring)! In his class he was 1st place in rings 1 and 2 and 2nd place in ring 3. A great accomplishment especially considering he’s only 15 months old and his first steps into a showing.” A big thanks to Lori for seeing his potential and showing him! Photos also courtesy of Lori.
News in 2019…
My most exciting news is Grasse Acres POG Coral received her Superior Genetics designation as a first freshener! So she is now SG Grasse Acres POG Coral 2*M 2*D ! I just love everything about this doe and she is in the top 3 for production of all my milkers this year to boot!
We will continue on DHIR milk test and ADGA linear appraisal as well as ADGA Plus. I was so excited about the scores and comments made by our appraiser at our herd appraisal this year!!! Such a valuable program! You will see the final scores on each doe’s page. Also we have chosen to go to once a day milking after about 3-4 months in milk but continue to milk into December before drying up the herd. Whole herd testing for CAE/Johnes came back negative again! Always a good feeling! We produced a beautiful crop of kids this year and are excited about the breeding pairs for 2020 kids!
News in 2018….
Introducing new arrivals to our herd from Old Mountain Farm and Rosasharn herds . These new additions were selected to continue our goals for exemplary milk producers and excellent dairy conformation. Please take time to look at the pedigrees and notes included on their page (Buck page and Jr. Doe page) to see why they’re so amazing and why they were chosen to join the Grasse Acres herd. Also, credit and many thanks to the breeders Cheryle Moore-Smith of Old Mountain Farm and Anne Peterson of Rosasharn Farm for producing such exemplary animals!
2017 marks our 20th anniversary as Grasse Acres! Our little goats continue to bring us heartfelt joy as well as an abundance of sweet goat milk!
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