Sugarplum Dairy was established in Floresville, Texas with an initial herd of Spanish does and one Nubian doe. A friend of ours once told us that if you think you know something (or everything) get some goats and you'll have a whole new road of learning ahead. He was right! We realized that goats will quickly grow on you, and can quickly drive you nuts. We also realized we had been missing out on some good entertainment at watching the kids romp and stomp around the hills and dales.
Our goat kids are dam-raised and kept with the herd in order to best instill a "goat mentality." We do like friendly goats, but goats raised by people on a bottle sometimes do not know how to be goats. It is absolutely possible to raise a tame goat without bottle-feeding! Young bucklings are sometimes available for sale, but are generally sold at market. We leave the horns intact. Did you know that the horns help to act as shock-absorbers during head butting? It is also thought that the horns help the goat to keep cool in hot climates by circulating blood through them, much like an elephant's ears.
We oppose any government funded or managed National Animal Identification System (NAIS). If you would like to learn more about NAIS, you can do so by reading this Report by the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association.