Welcome to Clear View Farm! Nigerian Dwarfs and Mini-Nubian
We are located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Greenback, Tennessee. For our small goat herd, we strive to raise animals with high milk production, lots of vigor, good temperament, and excellent conformation. Our farm is tested Brucellosis, Johnes, Q Fever, and CAE free. We are also CL free. Our doelings and bucklings are dam raised, which means they are left with their mothers to nurse until they are old enough to be weaned. We participate in milking performance programs and strive to earn milking stars. I'm in this for the cheese. The cheese is SO amazing! Is this an insane amount of work for some cheese? Yes, it is! Is it worth it? In my opinion, Yes! It is!
Both Nigerian Dwarfs and Mini-Nubians are a perfect choice for a small farm or homestead. They are great for someone who doesn't want to handle a full size goat that can average about 200 lbs.
Nigerian Dwarfs- Three of these little goats can be kept in the space required for one regular sized goat. The feed ratio is the same. They can produce, on average, about one quart of milk per milking, depending on their genetics and other factors. They are also easier to handle, especially the bucks. Don't forget: hooves have to be trimmed often! And let's be honest, the bucks stink to high heaven. So, I definitely prefer working with these little guys! Nigerians weigh in at about 75lbs, and does can only be 22.5 inches tall and bucks 23.5 inches tall. They have the highest percentage of butterfat of any goat (about 5-6%), and that is great for cheese making. Teat size varies, but even if a doe has small teats, they are not hard to milk once you learn how. Nigerians are very friendly and full of individual personality (but so are the Nubians). All of our Nigerians are registered with the ADGA.
Mini-Nubians- Nubians come in second in butterfat for all goat breeds. Mini-Nubians have short glossy hair and weigh about 100 lbs. A doe is about 23-26 inches tall; a buck is 24-28 inches tall. It is reported that a Mini-Nubian can produce about 2 gallons per day. Their milk is also great for cheese making. Their teats are larger than a Nigerian Dwarf's. Their claim to fame is that they produce more milk per pound of goat. Mini-Nubians can be registered when they are 6th generation Minis. We are excited to be adding Mini-Nubians to our farm!
If you have any questions please call us and we will help you any way we can.