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Welcome to the Farm!

Our first goat was not a pygmy goat, but was a frail and sickly Toggenburg kid I brought home from the North Carolina State University Veterinary College where I worked in the large animal clinic.

Sir Galahad lived to be nine months old before the last of many mishaps and ailments caught up with him. He left behind two people who loved him and learned a lot about goats in a hurry. By the time he passed on we had acquired the start of our pygmy goat herd.  This was all back in 1991.

 

We started showing our goats in 1992 at the North Carolina State Fair.  We were hooked!  Our first goats didn't do all that well in the ring but soon we learned what to look for in a quality pygmy goat and how to care for them through our new friends in the North Carolina Pygmy Goat Club.  We got our first quality herd sire from Lynda and Bill Gredin of Lynbil Pygmys.  Crown Royal Was our first champion when he won Junior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the Hernando County Fair in Florida in 1996.

In 1999 we acquired the majority of the Promisedland pygmy herd, from Keith and Marie Harrell, including the 1998 National Champion Buck, NAT'L PGCH Whirlwind Farms No Boundaries.

 

Our own Maggidan's Minis Natalia attained her Permanent Grand Champion status (the first in our herd name).  Maggidan's Mr. Goodbar was our first buck to get his PGCH. 

We've had many champions over the years, and our hearts still go pitty-pat when we come out on top. Still, our favorite thing to do is to sit in the goat pasture and watch them run and play. 

Today we have a herd of about 35 registered pygmy goats.  We strive to produce healthy, productive, structurally correct pygmy goats true to the National Pygmy Goat Associationís breed standard.  We are particularly focused on producing goats who birth easily with minimal or no assistance and who can raise their own kids.

We have tailored a vaccination and worming schedule that ideally suit our goats and their needs.  We have done disease-testing extensively for years for CAE, CL, and Johne's disease.  Our herd is disease free.  For the most part, our herd is closed.

We milk our pygmies and can they ever produce!  Dan even invented a hand-milking device to make dealing with our pygmies' tiny teats easier for both me and the doe.    

 

 

 

 


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