We’re often asked this question, and like to have anyone asking taste goat milk for an answer – they’re usually surprised when they find that it’s creamy, sweet and mild – virtually indistinguishable from whole cow milk. But, we raise Nigerian Dwarf goats, which produce milk that’s quite high in butterfat, hence the mild and creamy taste. Other goat breeds produce milk that’s typically lower in butterfat, so the flavor and consistency can be quite different.
As mentioned above, one of the big differentiators in goat milk is the percentage of butterfat. A goat that produces milk at 10% butterfat is [...]
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Worldwide, goat milk is the most highly consumed form of milk and, amidst the varying dairy goat types; Nigerian Dwarf goat milk is increasingly popular. But why is goat milk and Nigerian Dwarf goat milk in particular so popular?
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Goat milk is easier for human’s to digest than cow’s milk. It’s naturally homogenized, with smaller fat particles evenly suspended throughout the milk. It contains vitamins, minerals, trace elements, electrolytes, enzymes, and proteins that are easier for humans to assimilate than similar content in cow’s milk. For these reasons, it’s typically digested in 20 minutes; whereas it can take 24 [...]
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Most people express disbelief (or worse) when they find out we have Nigerian Dwarf (ND) goats. Apparently, “normal” folks don’t have goats in their backyards. So, why would we? Well, it turns out that ND goat ownership is growing faster than any other dairy breed in the US, for the following very good reasons:
Nigerian Dwarf goats tend to appeal to those wanting to take responsibility for their food supply, so the ability to produce high quality milk is of primary importance. On average, a ND doe will produce 800 lbs. (6% butterfat) of creamy milk a year. That means that [...]
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