We have been raising Alpine Dairy goats here east of Raleigh since 1991, and have been ADGA and NCDGBA members since 1992. We are also founding members of the Johnston County Goat Producers.
While we are not a commercial dairy, we still love to milk and show our goats and, who knows, we may have a real dairy in our future.
If you’d like to visit for a while to shop for soap or goats or just to get a goat fix, feel free to email or call us for an appointment.
After a very successful weekend at the Got to be NC AgFest, a number of people asked for more dairy goat information. To that end, I’m posting the NC Dairy Goat Breeders Association Spring Show information.
The show is being held at the Edgecombe County Education Center and Livestock Arena. This is east of Rocky Mount, NC and the physical address is: 1175 Kingsboro Rd. Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Goats and their owners will be arriving Friday, May 24 all day. A Youth Fitting (getting their goats ready for the show) will be that evening. Dairy goat show will start at 8:30 Saturday monring and continue all day and into the evening. Sunday show will also start at 8:30 and continue until about 3 PM. Our goat supply vendor, Register’s Goat Supplies, will be there all day Saturday.
This event is free and we welcome interested guests and their questions. Hope to see you there!
Our Mission Statement: The goal of our herd is to raise happy, long-lived and productive animals. We keep our babies on their dams. We realize that dam-raising rarely stretches the udder to maximum capacity, but the trade-off is an animal who will keep milking well into her teens, and healthy babies. Oh, and the time not spent in cleaning bottles and bottle raising is instead used to play with baby goats; it’s the best therapy in the world.
-Gordon & Leslie Averill