Ponderosa Dairy Goat Ranch
Herd Name: PDGR
We are a small family farm located in South Carolina, NW of Charleston in an Town called Ridgeville. We began raising ADGA Registered Alpine Dairy Goats in 2012 and ADGA Registered Nigerian Dwarf Goats in 2015. Our Priority is to raise healthy, happy breeding stock that milk very well. Even though we have a closed herd we test our herd bi-yearly for CAE, CL and Johne's.
Alpine and Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats are hardy, intelligent, wonderful personalities and they are very easy to train. Most of our doe's willingly jump up on the milk stand because they love to be milked. We attend all kiddings, and imprint kids as they are born. All our goats are raised as members of the family and are handled multiple times a day.
They are fed High Quality Coastal Bermuda Grass Hay that we farm from our own land. We provide them Alfalfa Pellets, Goat Grains and free choice loose minerals along with access to baking soda. We currently are using the milk to make cheese, butter, buttermilk, cream and yogurt. Soon we will try our hands at making goat milk soaps, lotions and kefir !
We have always liked working outside on our property, mending fences, cleaning stalls and working with the animals. Being with the animals is a blessing we can’t explain. Working with God’s animals brings a peace and a purpose to our life.
So, as you can see, we have chosen to work with goats and after lots of studying and talking to many a goat person we have chosen the Alpine and Nigerian goat's as our breeds. We truly enjoy the personality of the Alpines and Nigerian Dwarfs, so we will be matched up fine.
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