Alpine and Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats in Southern Indiana
If you have any questions, feel free to Contact Us. We would love to help you find the perfect goat for your family farm, homestead, or 4H project. Our family of ten raises our goats to be good with children and great milkers, which makes them the ideal family milker, well-loved pet, or both!
Happy, Healthy Goats
Our Alpine dairy goats are raised as naturally as possible. We have a 36 acre farm in Southern Indiana, and the goats spend their days in the woods, in their pastures, or in the barn if there's bad weather. You can watch the goats on our 24/7 livestreaming cameras to see them enjoying life.
We have approximately 200 Alpine baby goats born every year, and have plenty of baby goats for sale February through April and sometimes after that. We assist with every baby goat birth to make sure that the baby goats have the best chance of survival, and bottle feed the Alpines to ensure happy, healthy, baby goats. By bottle raising baby goats, they are ready to go to their new homes at an early age and can bond with their new owners.
Our Nigerian Dwarf goats have their babies March through October or November. As opposed to the Alpines who thrive on bottle raising, the Nigie kids are dam-raised because we find they do better staying with their own moms. Nigies are available to go to their new homes after they are weaned.
We also livestream as many of the baby goats as possible on our Facebook page, so don't forget to Like our page. If you would like to see the videos of the actual baby goat births, you can become a Goat Milk Stuff Patron and have access to extra livestreaming cameras and the birth videos.
We're the Jonas Family.
We've been raising goats on our family farm for almost 15 years, and discovered early on that our passion was to bring joy to people's lives by sharing our goats with them.
We started with two goats, Sassy and Melody, in 2005. Our herd quickly expanded as we fell in love with goats - starting with their babies, Barney, Cassiopeia, and Draco. Soon, we had a motley crew of ten or twelve goats, and we were thrilled.
In 2008, we learned that one of the goats we'd bought had been infected with CAE, a goat disease, and we had to put down several of our goats because they became very sick. Our family was devastated, and vowed that in the future, we would raise the healthiest and happiest goats possible.
We started over with CAE-free goats in 2009, and our herd has been growing ever since. We now have over 200 Alpine and Nigerian Dwarf goats, and deliver over 300 baby goats every year. While taking care of so many goats is fun, and we love what we do, it takes a lot of work!
We use the extra milk from the goats to make goat milk soaps, cheese, candies, and more to run our family business, Goat Milk Stuff.
Livestock Guardian Dogs
In addition to our goats, we have a few Livestock Guardian Dogs.
Our three Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs, Thor, Cagney, and Lacey, spend their days with the goats, patrolling and guarding our goats from the biggest threat to domesticated goats, which is other dogs.
Our two Bernese Mountain Dogs, Castle and Beckett, patrol the outer fences and go for walks around the perimeter of the farm with us, claiming the territory as theirs to help ward away stray dogs and other predators.
If you are interested in one of our puppies, please visit our GMS Dogs website for more information.
No farm would be complete without several friendly barn cats, keeping watch and eliminating pests. Our barn cats are the best, and visitors to the farm often say that they are one of the highlights of their visit.
We work hard to take care of our animals in the best way possible. If you have any questions at all, about how we care for our goats or how we raise them or if you're wondering if they would be right for you, please reach out to us and we would be glad to help!
Thank you for your interest in our goats, and we hope to talk to you soon!
The Jonas Family
Jim, PJ, Brett, Colter, Emery, Fletcher, Greyden, Hewitt, Indigo, and Jade