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Maybe we should all introduce ourselves and tell what breeds we raise.

-- Rebekah (daniel1@itss.net), December 15, 2001


My name is Rebekah and I breed Alpines. Some of you may have met me on the countryside forum. We live in Idaho.

-- Rebekah (daniel1@itss.net), December 15, 2001.

Melina here, we have American Alpines, in Arkansas.

-- melina b. (goatgalmjb1@hotmail.com), December 15, 2001.

We raise Am Nubian, Kinder, Nigerian Dwarf and grade Alpines.

-- Trisha-MN (coldguinea@netscape.net), December 15, 2001.

Hi, I have a small purebred herd of Nubians in Michigan.

-- diane (gardiacaprines@yahoo.com), December 15, 2001.


-- Gary and Pris (MTASHEACRES@AOL.COM), December 15, 2001.

Hi, Sissy here, I raise Purebreed Nubians, and now one Sannen.

-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (iblong2Him@ilovejesus.net), December 15, 2001.

Hi, my name is George. I just recently got a Nubian who is due to freshen in Jan and A Toggenberg that is due to freshen in April. So far I enjoy them very much and have to thank all the folks at countryside who have shared so much info with me.

-- george (bngcrview@aol.com), December 15, 2001.

Hi I'm Sherry and I live in north central arkansas and couldn't imagine life without my goats. My girls are saanan, oberhasli and nubian. Glad to find this forum..Yeah

-- sherry (chickadee259@yahoo.com), December 15, 2001.

I'm Mary, the Texan now in Colorado. We've had Nubians for just a few years. We sold all but three and brought those with us on the move. Have since added two does and two young bucks. All but two are unregistered.

-- mary (mlg@aol.com), December 15, 2001.

My name is Barbara, I just got started in goats this year, I am going to try my hand at raising Nigerian Dwarfs. I have five Nigerians so far and plan on enlarging herd eventually. Love goats they are wonderful

-- Barb (vozarbi@sensible-net.com), December 17, 2001.


Bernice.... I live in northern AR, just moved here in May from VA. We have a Grade A Dairy, rasie mostly French but have some American Alpines as well. I will admit to ahving a Togg and a Togg/Alpine mix doe. :):) Have 45 goats now and plan on freshening 40 next yr between Feb and June. I'm going to die come Feb when we freshen most and will have near 40 that month!

-- Bernice (geminigoats@yahoo.com), December 17, 2001.


We live in Western New York and currently have 14 american Oberhasli plus a saanen and 2 saanen/alpine grades. We have 2 Obie bucks and have 10 does bred for kidding starting in March. My husband and I homestead on 10 acres but continually looking for a "better" place. We also raise chickens and ducks for our meat and eggs. The goats get lots of good things from the garden. Everything from the pea vines in the spring to the pumpkins in the fall. We started raising goats because my husband can't drink cows milk. Lactaid is almost $2 a quart! Our current dream is for me to be a stay at home goat mom and make some money off the farm. Sometimes dreams do come true.

-- Charleen with Obies in WNY (harperhill@eznet.net), December 17, 2001.

Hello all! I have Toggs, Togg/Alps, and Nubians. I have too many wethers that friends of mine swore they would take home and didn't and 1 lovely Nubian buck. I also have a super dooper sweet Nubian doe and a full blood American Toggenburg doe and two half breed does. They are all due in the end of February, so it is going to be an awfully sleepless time right around there!

I'd really like to go more towards Nubians, but I am happy with what I have.

What a nice forum!!!Yeah!!!

-- Doreen (animalwaitress@yahoo.com), December 17, 2001.

Hi all!What a good idea, a forum just for dairy goats.We live in southwest AR.,I am owned by two goats.One kinder doe and her 3/4 nubian doeling.Cookie will be kidding last of Feb.and will be taking Dazzle the doeling to a buck soon so there wil shortly be more goats to enjoy.

-- VickiP. (countrymous@webtv.net), December 17, 2001.

Mostly Oberhaslis with 2 Experimentals and an American Alpine.

-- shari in CA (smillers@snowcrest.net), December 17, 2001.

I have Pygmies, Lamanchas, & Nubians. Would love to get an Alpine & Saanen. (sp??) Haven't seen a goat I haven't liked & would love to have one of each breed. SHHHHH, don't tell my husband. ;-)

-- Wendy (weiskids@yahoo.com), December 17, 2001.

Hi, From the lake of the ozarks Mo.We have Nubian and Alpine Goats all are adga registered .

-- Lee (sgrmtndrone@yahoo.com), December 17, 2001.

Hi, I already did an intro but here goes again. We live on the lower eastern shore of MD and are looking for a fw does for milk. Gloria

-- Gloria from MD (mullinaxclan@webtv.net), December 17, 2001.

i live in virginia, and have mostly nubians and oberhasli, with a couple lamancha, and a few good recorded grades, just to make it a well rounded group. we have been showing for the past 5-6 years. having a great time and meeting some really nice people as we go to the shows..

-- tata (tatasfriend@hotmail.com), December 17, 2001.

Hi. I have just 2 does - one kindergoat and one saanen. Although I thought my kinder doe was due a couple weeks ago (having witnessed the heat and seen definate signs that breeding occurred), I was obviously mistaken! However, she got to hang out with the buck again when I bred my saanen, so I do believe he got her that time. I am attempting to get the two does on opposite schedules (one spring kidding and one fall kidding) so that I'll have a continuous milk supply and kindergoats are supposed to be able to do that. I'll keep trying! I've had my girls here for 3 years and worked with goats on another farm for 4 years prior to that, so I have some experience but am constantly being taught (by my goats) that there's a lot I don't know!

-- Sheryl in Me (radams@sacoriver.net), December 17, 2001.

Hi, I am Vicki and live in East Texas. Nubians now for 15 years. We have had all other breeds except Oberhasli while milking, but only bred Nubians and LaMancha's. Now all Nubians, tiny, hobby, show herd. I will be freshening 8 in March. Only Bernice knows how weird that sounds to type, considering before I could have easily had 8 that kidded in the same day! Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX Nubians (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com), December 18, 2001.

Hello new friends! I'm Judy, from VA. We have Nubians, down to 4 of the darlings right now, but hopefully that will change this spring. Judy C. VA Nubians

-- Judy Corwin (corwinsusa@netscape.net), December 18, 2001.

Hi, my name is Tina Knapp, we live in Ray MN. For all of you who don't live in Ray, we are 20 miles south of International Falls MN. Blink and you will miss us. We love life here. We have registered French Alpine goats. One doe, due in March, one doeling, due in march, and one wether that my son loves and behaves better than our dogs. We have one horse, too many chickens, (since my son loves them and the roosters end up living too long), rabbits, 3 dogs, a turtle, and a fish. Not too big a farm, but big enough for us. this is a really neat forum. Very interesting, and fun.

-- Tina Knapp (knappfarm@citlink.net), December 18, 2001.

Hi my name is Terri i'm in Nova Scotia and have three nubian girls, one boy and one toggenburg cross. I think this is great, i visit the Countryside forum and subscribe to the magazine, but I am hooked on the goats! For Christmas I asked for a subscription to Dairy Goat Journal. There is so much I don't know and I have kiddings coming up!! I am sure I will be here a lot!

-- Terri in NS (terri@tallships.ca), December 18, 2001.

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Price and I live in far Northeast Texas. I got my first goats this past February, a mixed-breed doe with her twins. I have joined the ADGA but really don't have any dairy goats yet LOL. I really want a nice Lamancha doe or two but so far haven't located any in my area. I'm impatiently waiting for spring when I hope the good milkers with non-show-quality udders will be just falling into my lap! I'm so glad I have another "goat place" to visit on the 'net now:o)


-- Elizabeth in E TX (kimprice@peoplescom.net), December 18, 2001.

Hi,I am Bettie Ferguson. I live 23 miles north of Tupelo,MS.I have two Nubian does and two doelings,two LaMancha does and a doeling.I also have a Nubian and LaMancha buck.I bought all my goats except for the LaMancha buck from Vicki MaGaugh. I am happy we have a goat forum,now I can ask you all questions and let Vicki get some rest. Bettie in MS

-- Bettie Ferguson (jobett@dixie-net.com), December 19, 2001.

I have only Alpines, but my daughters have branced out to add Nubians and La Manchas to their herds. -Mel

-- Melody (thefarm@nstar.net), December 20, 2001.

Hello, I just found out about this site and am very happy to be here.

We live in Central Ohio and raise Oberhasli dairy goats. My daughter and I now have 14 with 10 on the way this spring! I don't really want to get any larger than that!! We did quite well in the show ring this past summer and look forward to the new season. I started out with Toggenburgs about, yikes, 25 years ago. We enjoy the Obie's quiet, gentle ways and coloring. Look forward to participating on this list.

-- JimR (jroberts1@cas.org), December 20, 2001.

Hi, we raise grade Alpines and some really sweet Alpine/Nubian/somethings (My husband calls them "mutt goats") Our adult goats are all around 60-70lbs. We are interested in buying some Nigerian Dwarfs and some Fainting goats. We haven't been able to find anyone around here that raises either breed. We want them just for pets. If anyone knows anyone that has either breed somewhat near Mobile, AL, please let me know.

-- Sharon in AL (sharonspaws@aol.com), December 24, 2001.

Sharon for fainter info, might try groups.yahoo.com and check out goatandsheeprancher and Chevon Talk. There are also mini breed sites on there, just put them in the search engine. Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com), December 24, 2001.

Hello, Kathy from NE Ohio here. We have a small hobby farm and we raise saanens, use the milk for making soap. Hubby has a clipper sharpening business if anyone is in the need of a good sharpening man. This is such a nice site and I am glad I found it. I have learned more about goats on these forums than anywhere else.

-- Kathy (kathy0801@msn.com), December 26, 2001.

Hello, we are from NE Ohio. We raise French and American Alpines. We also raise other animals.

-- Mike & Marci (AmazingGrazeAlpines@amazinggrazefarm.com), January 08, 2002.

We're in NW Oregon. We have two registered Nubian does. One is due to have registered Nubians in March and the other we bred to one of our two registered Nigerian Dwarf bucks, for April kids. We have goats to help feed our four human kids. We're planning on raising Dwarf-Nubians. Can't wait to hear about all your babies! The Daileys

-- Darrin & Cara Dailey (daileyd@agalis.net), January 10, 2002.

Hi, my name is Henry. We have a commercial goat dairy in Colorado. We are currently milking 130 grade Nubians, Saanens, Oberhaslis, Alpines, & Toggs. I am currently breeding yearlings to Nigerian bucks to produce minis.

-- Henry Nordloh (lucky7rnch@aol.com), July 14, 2002.

My name is Linda Oliver. I raise American Oberhasli. We have 13 to freshen in spring 2003. Bloodlines we are working with: Treetop acres, Body Shops, FDF-Pleasant Fields. Always looking for good additions to herd.

-- Linda M. Oliver (lmoliver@indiana.edu), October 01, 2002.

Hello I raise registered toggenburg and wanting to add more as I go.I am in the southern tier of ny.

-- Barry (Bear@moonshinehollow.com), November 06, 2002.

Hello we are Paul and Alyson Rung and we currently have somewhere between 70 and 80 dairy goats. We are milking 25. We have Nubians, Alpines, Sanaans, Toggen, just 1 LaMancha and some Oberhasli, 2 of our Ober are Purebred and we have not transfered the papers yet. We live is Atoka Oklahoma

-- Alyson Rung (arung@mybluelight.com), April 05, 2003.

just relax its ok take a full weekend off and go have fun dont think about anything just have fun

-- brandy (hot_cheerleader_gone_bad@yahoo.com), April 13, 2003.

Hi, Sorry if I waste your time but I am a displaced cowboy/rancher from North Dakota..........living in Nova Scotia Canada. There is a woman in the area I live whose land I want to buy. I don't know where she is but her name is Debra Zong and she has these goats that faint. Does anyone have her e-mail?? In answer to your question about the breeds I raise, the only thing I raise is eyebrows when someone says they have an english saddle, and they actually ride a horse with it. Where do they put their rope?? Fainting goats??? How does the breed survive??? Sorry!!......just a prairie boy.


-- David Van Zant (pagantash@hotmail.com), April 27, 2003.

Hi All... :) I'm Kim burkhart from Ohio and along with one of my daughters, raise purebred Nubians (I LOVE MY GIRLS!!!). My daughter, Sarah,11 shows at our County Fair for 4-H. I am just now getting into cheese and soapmaking. My second love is fall and halloween and I grow a monstrous garden of pumpkins...corn...broomcorn...gourds...indian corn. The goaties love to play with the pumpkins!


-- Kim Burkhart (TrailingMist@aol.com), April 21, 2004.

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