Nigerian Dwarf Goats 101 is the first book in a series of six and it describes why the breed is so popular, what the basic requirements are for keeping Nigerian Dwarf goats, and the questions you should consider before owning them.
Nigerian Dwarf goats are increasingly popular because they’re small, low maintenance, adorable, useful, and incredibly productive for their size. They don’t require pastures, are easily handled and housed, and can provide milk, meat, companionship, weed control, and fertilizer.
Goat’s milk is preferred over cow’s milk in most of the world, and folks here are starting to catch on in a big way. There’s a growing population segment that desires greater control over the food they eat, and they find that Nigerian Dwarf goats help them accomplish that goal. And since Nigerian Dwarves are about the size of a medium to large dog, they’re an easy homestead addition — no matter if the homestead is large, small, rural, suburban, or urban.
But, there hasn’t been much written on the specifics of how to get started and succeed with these smaller dairy goats. So, this series of books on Nigerian Dwarf goats is intended to help goat owners at various stages of knowledge find reliable answers to their questions. The information is presented in several smaller books so that you can purchase only the portion applicable to your needs.
In the first book you’ll learn:
• What it takes to house, feed, & keep them healthy
• What they can be used for (milk, meat, weed control, companionship, etc.)
• Which types are best given your goals
• Common mistakes to avoid
Subsequent books cover:
- Getting started with Nigerian Dwarf goat does and wethers.
- What’s necessary for milk production – bucks, breeding, and kidding.
- Establishing herd credentials – goat shows, linear appraisal, and milk production testing.
- Ways to make income from them – the reason to establish herd credentials.
- Health care – understanding the ailments, cures, and dosages to keep them healthy.