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About

Located in the Texas Hill Country, Sherwood Goat Farm specializes in breeding registered, pure-bred Mini-Nubian dairy goats from good milk lines.

Milk

In 2016, we purchased one doe in milk and one doeling from our friends at Rafter O at Cordova Creek. The health benefits of fresh, raw goat milk were a driving factor in our decision to raise dairy goats.

A Mini-Nubian is a breed of dairy goat derived from full-size Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf bloodlines. Not only are they easier to handle than a full-size Nubian, but they also have a better feed conversion ratio (more milk from less feed).

Animal care

Kids are nursed by their mothers for the first two months of their life. From then on, their diet includes a daily diet of: grain ration (mix our own), alfalfa, browse, and free-choice hay and straw. Browse typically consists of bamboo, yaupon holly, oak, elm, juniper, and pomegranate. We currently supplement daily with thorvin kelp, yeast, dolomite, baking soda, and goat minerals. Herbal medicine is used primarily, with conventional medicine/pharmaceuticals used as a last resort. Our animals receive the CDT vaccine, herbal deworming, copper bolus, and are tested for G6S, CAE, CL, and Johne's. Non-polled kids are disbudded.

Does

"Molly"

Ordered Steps Molly-May is a 5th generation Mini-Nubian, registered with the MDGA. She was born on March 25, 2013 to Eddy Place Nanny (dam) and BlueBird Ridge Beaux (sire).

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Molly's MDGA registration certificate

"Honey"

Rafter O Honeycomb is a 6th generation (purebred) Mini-Nubian, registered with the MDGA. She was born on April 7, 2016 to Goat Trails Pixie (dam) and Sonflower Ranch Elvin (sire).

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Honey's MDGA registration certificate

Emerald

Sherwood's Emerald is a 6th generation (purebred) Mini-Nubian. She was born on March 3, 2017 to Ordered Steps Molly-May (dam) and Sonflower Ranch Peter Parker (sire).

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Breeding plan

Fall 2016

Fall 2017

TBD

Kids

2018

We're currently taking deposits for Spring of 2018 kids. Email us at   Contact
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2017

Biscotti Sold

Sherwood's Biscotti is a polled, 6th generation (purebred) Mini-Nubian. She was born on May 1, 2017 to Rafter O Honeycomb and Sonflower Ranch Elvin. She is G6S normal by parentage.

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Melvin Sold

Sherwood's Melvin is a 6th generation (purebred) Mini-Nubian. He was born on May 1, 2017 to Rafter O Honeycomb and Sonflower Ranch Elvin. He has been disbudded and wethered. He is G6S normal by parentage.

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Emerald Retained

Sherwood's Emerald is a 6th generation (purebred) Mini-Nubian. She was born on March 3, 2017 to Ordered Steps Molly-May (dam) and Sonflower Ranch Peter Parker (sire).

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Contact

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