Welcome to Mossy Rock Farm!
We are a small hobby farm nestled in a beautiful, remote corner of the West Kootenays in British Columbia. We have been building a carefully selected herd of top quality registered Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats since 2017. We sought out lines with high milk production, excellent conformation, and well supported, correct mammary systems and are crafting our breeding program to further improve on these traits, with an additional focus on easy hand milking and friendly, easygoing personalities. We hand milk our does day in and day out, and love having fresh milk on hand for the family, making cheeses and yogurt. We keep the does in milk for a full lactation, tracking production throughout, as longevity of lactation is another important factor in our breeding program.
Our herd health is of utmost importance. We tested herd-wide negative for CAE and Johnes in 2018 and 2019 and in 2020 added CL testing as well. Last test was September 2021, on all animals over 6 months of age (negative).
About Nigerian Dwarf Goats
Nigerian Dwarf Goats are a breed of miniature dairy goats, originating from West Africa and developed in the USA. They can produce a surprising amount of milk for their small size, and it has the highest butterfat content of any of the dairy breeds, making it the sweetest tasting milk and excellent for cheese making.
Nigerian Dwarfs are friendly and interactive, making great pets as well as dairy animals. They come in a variety of coat colours and patterns and can have blue eyes.