Nubian Goats

May-June and May-Belle

May-June and May-Belle

We have kept Nubian Goats for the past four years and are herd size is usually around 10.   We began with 3 does: Emilie, Devora and Avigail and bred them in the Fall of 2010.  They produced several offspring including Patty, Lucy and Marcie who were born on the farm in March and April of 2011.  We bred Emilie and Devora as well as Lily and Reece in the Fall of 2011 and they produced Annabelle, Clarabelle and Daisybelle in April of 2012.

In the Spring of 2013 Patty had 2 bucks: Blackie 1 and Black 2; Marcie had a doe and a buck: April May and Cletus.  Reece had 3 does and a buck:  May-June, Silverina, Reece Junior and Silverado the buck.

In the Spring of 2014 we had a total of 7 new kids.  Patty had 2 bucks again: Patrick and Paul; Daisybelle had 2 bucks: Darryl and his brother Darrell; Clarabelle had two does: Chloe and Czoe; Annabelle had one doe: Angelina.  We kept the two does from Clarabelle and one of the bucks from Patty, Patrick, who is now a wether.

For Spring 2015 we had 5 does bred:  Patty, Annabelle, Clarabelle, May-June and Delilah.   We had 8 kids in total, 4 of each.  Patty had triplets: Prince (our wonderful bottle baby), Percy and Priscilla.  Annabelle had a doe and a buck:  April-May and Atlas.  Clarabelle had a single buck Charles.  May-June had a single doe: May-Belle and Delilah also had a single doe:  Daisy-May.

As far as the Nubian breed of goats, it  originates from a historic area of Africa known as Nubia.  They are known to have a high butterfat content in their milk but a lesser volume compared to some of the other breeds.   They are also one of the more affectionate breeds and demand a lot of attention.

We use the milk for goat milk soap, fudge and soft goat cheeses as well as for personal consumption.  Goat milk is known to be more easily digested than cow’s milk for many people.

Some good reference books and sites of interest:

Goats Produce Too! The Udder Real Thing by Mary Jane Toth. An excellent book that covers the basics of goat milk, goat meat and some of the ways to use both. Available from Hoegger Supply,  on Amazon but so far in in Canada I have only spotted it at Glengarry Cheesemaking under Kits, Videos and Books.

Hoegger Supply Company.  An American company with web store that has almost anything you need if you keep goats.

Canadian Goat Society:  dedicated to maintaining the integrity of its herdbooks, providing accurate evaluation programs for performance and type, and promoting the responsible and humane treatment of goats.

Canadian Livestock Records.  Non profit organization that provides a national pedigree service for purebred and non-purebred livestock in Canada.

Goatkeeper Magazine: Canada’s Goat Magazine.

Glenngarry Cheesemaking and Dairy Supply: an Ontario company that supplies cheesemaking equipment, dairy supplies and accessories for making cheese.

14 thoughts on “Nubian Goats

  1. Nadia Kindermann

    Hi I am wondering if you have any female goats for sale?
    preferably bred females, thanks so much.

  2. Dale Horeczy Post author

    Hi Nadia,

    Thanks for your interest in our goats! We do have some that we would be able to sell so if you want to come and visit the farm to see them, that would be great. You can call me at 613-275-9901 or email me dale@kricklewoodfarm.com to make arrangements.

    Best regards,

    Dale

  3. Dale Horeczy Post author

    Hi Barb, Thanks for contacting us regarding our Nubians. We don’t have any for sale at the moment, we usually sell in the late summer and Fall once we’ve finished kidding and weaning. I can keep your info and get in touch then if you want, just let me know.

    Thanks!

    Dale

  4. Carol norton

    Hi there, I am wondering if you have any kids for sale at this time? I would be really interested in two females or a mom and two babies.

    Thank you for your reply

    Carol

  5. Dale Horeczy Post author

    Hi Carol,

    Thanks for your interest in our Nubians – we don’t have any for sale at the moment, we will probably have a couple of doelings available later in the summer when they are weaned. We usually don’t sell any does with kids. If you want I can get in touch in August if you are still looking, just let me know.

    Best regards,

    Dale Horeczy

  6. Rita

    I have had goats twice in my lifetime. My last goats were put to sleep because they were ill and were about 16 yrs of age. The goats were pets of mine. It has been almost two years and I still miss them. I was wondering if you have any friendly doe or wethers that need a good home? I love the Nubian goat breed and would like to have them as pets.

  7. Dale Horeczy Post author

    Hi Rita,

    Thanks for your email, we love our goats like pets too! Where do you live? Nearby to Frankville? Were you interested in a milking doe or is having milk not a priority? Were you planning on breeding in the future? Sorry for all the questions but it would help to know your plans so we can see if we have any that might be a good fit for your needs.

    Best regards,

    Dale Horeczy

  8. Rita

    Hi! I will not be needing milk from them and do not plan on breeding. I would prefer a kid because they are so entertaining when they are young and silly. Of course cute matters. We also have free range chickens .. Fish on a pond .. A labrodoodle and a cat. We live 1 1\2 km from Burritts Rapids. That is between Kemptville and Merrickville. I would love to be able to come over and see your farm and goats. Both my husband and I are retired and have time to pamper them. Hopefully this info will help you out.

    Thanks for your earlier response.

  9. Dale Horeczy Post author

    Hi Rita,

    A visit sounds like a great idea, sometime early next week perhaps? You can call us at 613-275-9901 to let us know what your schedule is like.

    Thanks!

    Dale

  10. Anastasia Aiton

    CREATURES OF MYLA CLARABELLE. I am looking to purchase tow goat kids from this doe or to purchase the doe. I am going to use these animals in a 4-H project. If you would have any registers daughters or daughters from her sister I would be interested in two. Could you send me a list of animals you own and their names. Thank you love your site. Annie

  11. Dale Horeczy Post author

    Hi Annie, Thanks very much for your email. Unfortunately we are not selling any goats at this time. Good luck with your 4-H project!

    Dale

  12. Ogi Radulo

    Hi Dale,

    I hope all is well. I live close to Niagara Falls, Ontario. My friend farmer recently approached me in regards to setting up dairy goat milk farm. Do you have any dairy miking goats for sale at this time? If not would you be able to share any of your contacts as to where good quality animals/goats could be purchased from? Thanks.
    Ogi R.

  13. Dale Horeczy Post author

    Hi Ogi,

    We don’t have any to sell at the moment unfortunately. I would suggest looking at the Ontario Dairy Goat website for info: http://www.ontariodairygoat.com/ They should be able to point you in the right direction in your area. The breed we have is Nubian, which is not a big producer of milk compared to some of the other breeds like Saanen. There are also Facebook groups, here is one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/canadiangoats/ You need to join the group and be approved. I also have a friend who used to have Nubians who lives in Grimsby, I will give her your email and see if she knows anyone in your area.

    Dale

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