We have updated the 2022 goat Breeding Schedule with the expected due dates of the does due in March and early-April, 2022. These does include Clairify, Faith, Strawberry, Quinoa, Lavender, Ygritte, and Arabelle.
The next batch of does, including most of the 2021 junior does, has been in the breeding pens for April and May due dates. The due dates for those does will be added to the breeding schedule in January.
Give your loved one the unique gift of a miniature goat this Christmas. Krebs Dairy Goats offers gift certificates for Nigerian Dwarf goats so that the recipient will be able to pick out their own special goat when they are ready for it. We also have gift certificates for birthdays and other occasions.
~ Bottle-baby wether kids (neutered males) for pets will be born January through May, 2022. $ 100 each. Reserve with a $ 50 deposit per goat (balance of $ 50 due upon pick up).
~ Baby doeling and buckling kids for future milkers, breeding stock, and/or showing will be born January through May, 2022. These come with their purebred registration pedigrees from the American Dairy Goat Association and the American Goat Society. They will be available to take home as bottle-babies or after they are old enough to wean. Starting at $ 450 each. Reserve with a $ 100 deposit per goat (balance due upon pick up).
~ Adult does for milking, breeding, and/or showing will be available January through May, 2022. These come with their pedigrees from the American Dairy Goat Association and the American Goat Society. Starting at $ 450 each. Reserve with a $ 100 deposit per goat (balance due upon pick up).
~ Note that our top-breeding-stock-quality goats go for $ 600-$ 850 each.
~ If your loved one has not owned goats or livestock before, we recommend gifting them the book Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats along with the gift certificate to help them learn about goat care. We are also here to help along the way and offer recommendations for the best goat-raising products that are available in our area.
~ Remember that goats are herd animals and need a buddy of the same species for their developmental and emotional wellbeing. Therefore, we only sell a minimum of 2 goats at a time unless they are going to a home that already has goats.
~ You may pay the full price for a goat at the time we issue the gift certificate, or, if you prefer, you may place a partial deposit to reserve a goat and make the final payment when the recipient of the gift certificate picks up their goat. We will have lots of goats available and plenty that fit your budget. Touch bases and let us know what you are looking for.
~ We accept checks, money orders, and PayPal (or cash if you can drop it off at the farm).
~ If you do not intend to breed and milk the goats but just want some for pets, wethers (neutered males) are the most practical option as they are less expensive than does but just as tame and sweet. (Note that you do not want unneutered males as pets.)
~ If you want to gift a milk goat to a first-time goat owner but don't want to spend the money on getting 2 does, a great way to start is with 1 doe kid and 1 wether kid for her companion. Many new goat owners like to start with kids anyway so that they can get accustomed to raising goats before they need to start a milking routine. A nicely sized Nigerian doe kid can be bred at 8-10 months old and start producing milk at 13-15 months old.
About Nigerian Dwarf Goats:
With adults standing generally no more than 23.5 inches at the shoulder, Nigerian Dwarfs are the smallest of all the dairy goat breeds. Their small size makes them adorable pets and practical homestead dairy animals since they are easy to care for, handle, and accommodate.
Nigerian Dwarfs have the highest milk butterfat content of any other breed of dairy goats or cattle. Their milk is sweet and creamy, free of the unappealing "goaty" flavor people often associate with goat's milk. The high butterfat content also makes it ideal for making cheese or butter. A good Nigerian doe can produce around a half gallon of milk a day.
Nigerian Dwarfs are friendly, cute, and intelligent. They can be trained like a dog (even house trained). They come in a huge selection of colors and patterns and are the only registry-recognized dairy breed in which some individuals have blue eyes.
They are also excellent weed eaters and can eliminate weeds like knapweed or tansy from a pasture.
Why buy from Krebs Dairy Goats?
Whether you're buying pets or breeding stock, we will help walk you through the process of raising a healthy goat. We also offer recommendations for the best local goat feed, products, and veterinarians.
At Krebs Dairy Goats, our #1 priority is to breed Nigerian Dwarf goats that are practical for the small homestead. We participate in official USDA DHIR milk testing to verify the quantity and quality of milk our does produce so that we can make educated decisions about how to perpetuate the best milking genetics in our herd. Therefore, if you're looking into purchasing milkers or breeding stock, you're getting goats out of lines that are proven to put milk in the pail. We also breed for traits related to ease of hand milking, such as large teat size (large teats are vital in Nigerians, as many lines have small teats that are extremely difficult to hand milk).
Along with top milk production, we select our goats for excellent dairy conformation and strive for the Nigerian that is the true miniature dairy goat. Our goats come out of some of the best showing and linear appraising lines in the country.
Our herd is tested free of the goat diseases CAE, CL, and Johne's, and our farm practices strict biosecurity to prevent disease introduction.
Sales Info, Terms & Conditions:
~ Please read Krebs Dairy Goats general sales information and terms & conditions Here.
~ Gift-Certificate Specific: When you place a deposit for a goat, you will receive a receipt for your payment along with the gift certificate. The receipt, not the gift certificate, will reflect the credit available from Krebs Dairy Goats unless a specific dollar amount is listed on the gift certificate (this is because some individuals place a half-down deposit with the intent of paying the final amount when the goat is picked up, but the gift certificate they give to their loved one may simply state that it is a gift of 1 goat).
~ Note that deposits are good for 18 months from the date they are placed. Deposits are nonrefundable unless Krebs Dairy Goats is unable to provide the goats reserved.
Please Contact us if you have any questions, or peruse our website to learn more about our goats.
We have updated the 2022 goat breeding schedule with the expected due dates for the does due in January, 2022.
The next batch of does is currently in the breeding pens for March due dates.
Krebs Dairy Goats is running a fall sale on all available goats, $ 50 off per goat. Visit the Goat Sales page to peruse the goats that are available. Excellent milking and showing lines. Several milk starred does available. Several does have been exposed for breeding to a buck and are available with doe-kid-registration ADGA & AGS service memos.
Note that we are also offering a $ 1300 package deal on Krebs OT David Copperfield *S, Krebs SR Sound of Music (3*D pending), and Krebs LG Chimichanga (1 buck and 2 unrelated does).
5 Star Livestock Transport's last haul of the season.
If you would like to purchase goats from us but need them transported to your location, 5 Star Livestock Transport will be traveling through our region October 25th-November 8th (see route in above photo). We have known Amy Sporna with 5 Star Livestock Transport for years and highly recommend her. Contact her to reserve a spot. Also visit Goats For Sale to see goats currently available from Krebs Farm.
We are happy to announce that all our goats now have photos on their pages. Please peruse the Bucks, First-Freshener Does, Junior Does, and Reference Does pages to see these new photos. The Goat Sales page has also been updated with new photos.
We would especially like to highlight Gabhran Creek Raise The Bar *B, who had his photos taken this afternoon (see below). He's hairy and rutting right now, but looking good despite that. Really like the head, long dairy neck, and solid structure on this buck. He's built like a Dill's goat (most of his ancestry is Dill's). We are expecting a large batch of kids sired by him in January, 2022.
We are offering Krebs SR Sound of Music 3*D (pending), Krebs LG Chimichanga, and Krebs OT David Copperfield *S as a package deal for $ 1300. 2 Does and 1 unrelated buck. (Also take individually for prices listed below.)
Doe, Krebs SR Sound of Music, $ 550. Photo below.
Music has one of the sweetest personalities of any goat we own. Her color is Swiss-marked, which is a very desirable color for a Nigerian. She will pass this color on to her offspring. She is an easy kidder and a great mom. Ready to breed for spring 2022 kids. Milk-stand trained. She is out of excellent, high-producing milking lines, and has already proven her own milk production by earning her American Goat Society 3*D award (pending). Her sire is Sycamore SS Rambo +*B+*S, and her dam is Krebs Farm STJ Edelweiss 2*M 2*D. Born June 25, 2018. Registered with ADGA & AGS.
Doe, Krebs LG Chimichanga, $ 400. Photo Below.
Chimichanga is chocolate buckskin and white with blue eyes. She will be old enough to breed in by January (to kid in spring of 2022). Her sire is ADGA Elite--he's in the top 5% of Nigerian bucks for producing daughters with excellent milk/butterfat/protein production. Excellent milking and showing lines on both sides of the pedigree. Her sire is Larkstone SP Grand Design *B Elite, and her dam is Krebs QQ Quesadilla. Born Jan. 17, 2021. Registered with ADGA & AGS.
Buck, Krebs OT David Copperfield *S, $ 500. Photo below.
David Copperfield is an unusual black & tan sundgau color, and he is covered in moonspots. His sire is MT Rivendells OLV Oliver Twist +S, and his dam is Hickory Leaf Claire 1*M *D AR. His dam was on the 2017 AGS national top ten list for high milk production. David Copperfield is full brother to two of the favorite does in our herd. Ready for breeding. Already has his inherited AGS *S award. Born Jan. 18, 2021. Registered with ADGA & AGS.
More information can be found on the Goat Sales Page. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Our herd is tested free of the goat diseases CAE, CL, and Johne's.
Click Photos to View in Larger Screen.
We just found out that our buck Larkstone SP Grand Design *B made the 2021 ADGA Elite Buck List! He's in the 96th percentile, with a Production/Type Index 2:1 of 156, which puts him in 19th place for the highest PTI2:1 of all Nigerian bucks.
Grand's sire, Sugar Moon O Sky Pilot +*B*S, also made the Elite buck list this year, and Grand's dam, SGCH Sugar Moon RB Mine By Design 3*M, made the Elite list once again (she's been on the Elite list since 2016).
Today we sent the does out to new pasture. The chicory, alfalfa, tansy, and mullein are blooming blue and purple and gold.
Little Lady leaps the ditch:
Music found my abandoned boots "hiding" in the grass and couldn't figure out what those strange black things were:
Krebs QQ Caribou Quinn has matured into an elegant doe:
The goats respect the horse's space (he's never mean--just a lot bigger), but they like keeping him in sight, especially when the grass is tall. He has a much higher vantage point than they do, so they feel secure knowing he can spot any danger:
This is Krebs QQ Hope. Need to get a side photo of her--she is extremely long bodied:
Caribou luxuriating in back scratches:
Krebs QQ Clairissa Quinn:
Krebs C Sandy:
Willow looking good without her winter woolies. She's a very petite doe:
And just because I snapped the photo as I walked back from taking goat photos . . . . After years of introducing (intentionally or not) many different colored and styled hollyhocks to our flowerbeds, we have ended up with a menagerie of colors growing wild. Deep burgundy, magenta, pink, yellow, white; single to fully double blossoms. One of our favorites that appeared this year is this peachy-pink double:
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Krebs Dairy Goats is located in Western Montana's Bitterroot Valley. We breed registered Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats and participate in DHIR and 1-Day Milk Testing.