We are based in Victor Harbor, South Australia.
Like many people I stumbled upon Australian Miniature Goats by chance. From the day my first two does arrived I was hooked! It's so exciting to be involved in contributing to a breed which is rapidly gaining popularity.
More recently we have expanded to include a herd of pure bred dairy goats incorporating; British Alpine, Toggenburg but mostly Angalo Nubians and are expecting our first kids later this year (September 2020).
The opportunity to source genetics and shape my own herd to reflect the attributes most important to my interests whilst embracing the breed standards and striving for perfection is just exhilarating! Join me and fall in love with these beautiful charismatic animals.
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Please please please do your research to see if these adorable animals will suit your lifestyle before you buy. It is a big commitment and your goat will be relying on you for its health, wellbeing and attention for the rest of its life. The internet is a great place to start. You can also speak to or email breeders and there are some great books available but nothing beats a visit to the stud.
A mini goat may need to have it's feed supplemented with a mix of hay and grain to stay healthy as well as being supplied with mineral blocks and salt licks. They generally don't thrive on grass alone unless it's of very high quality as their mineral requirements are much higher than other grazing animals such as sheep or cows. Dairy goats require MUCH more supplement feeding with alot more grain in their diet to sustain milk production and their condition. So please be prepared to meet your new goat's requirements before bringing them home.
There are a number of dedicated breeders in SA and of course throughout Australia that would welcome you if you decide to start your own herd, eith Miniature or full size dairy goats. Great support and knowledge is available to help you get established. You have but to ask :-)
Please also be aware that there are a number of different breeds currently available in Australia, some of which may have been crossed with larger goats so know what you're buying. They are all beautiful in their own way but If it's advertised as a % find out what the other % is or you may not end up with a true miniature goat. This also goes for sellers claiming what they have is a miniature goat with no proof such as registration papers. I have seen many cases where baby goats are sold as minis then go on to be large when fully grown to unsuspecting buyers.
I can't stress this enough, buy your miniature goat from a registered breeder and GET YOUR PAPERS! If you don't have papers or if the breeder isn't registered the animal has no genetic information you can use to verify its heritage and/or mature height. Ask for copies of CAE & JD testing before purchase or you could end up with an infected animal which could be a death sentence for it and any other ruminant it is in contact with.
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Don't hesitate to contact me.
To get specifically what you are after you may need to pop your name down early. These are very popular little animals. If I can't help you with what your are looking for I may be able to get you in touch with another breeder who can.
We are proudly registered breeders with the MGA - Miniature Goats Australia. I am also a committee member of this association as well as being a member of the DGSA (Dairy Goats Society Australia) and am also on the South Australian Branch committee.
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WE ARE SUPER PROUD OF OUR HERD & HAVE NOW ADDED DAIRY GOATS TO OUR FARM >>
Our focus and passion is the Australian Miniature Goat, Australia's original and true mini goat. We are committed to improving, promoting and preserving the breed and exploring the diversity within. As such we do not have any Pygmy or Nigerian x's within the genetics of our herd. We believe in the movement towards establishing the Australian Miniatures as a Pure Breed in its own right and the integrity of the genetics which has got us to within easy reach of this future goal.
We have a few shows and special MGA run events on the calendar this coming year and following on from some extraordinarily successful results last year of which we are deeply proud. Selection of the 2020 Show team has already commenced with some new faces making their debut ;-) We thoroughly enjoy being involved with these events and catching up with some of our friends, fellow breeders and enthusiasts. Basically sharing the love of our goats with interested people.
Next kids to arrive are due in April from 2 of our studs. Kirrasum Kidz Little Legend & Benclue Cosmic and we couldn't be any more excited after seeing some of the stunning progeny produced so far! We will have another kidding later in the year with the date yet to be decided.
By all means contact me if your interested and pop your name down to be contacted when they arrive. I may be able to introduce you to another breeder if I am unable to help you.
These beautiful little animals make the perfect pets. They are wonderful with children when they are hand reared or dam raised and handled regularly and they make fantastic companions. They are very social animals and must go in pairs unless you have other goats for company. Affectionate, cute, inquisitive and full of character! Each little animal has its own very distinctive personality. Wethers and does make the best pets. Entire bucks are best left for breeding as they can get pretty smelly when they come into rut, we do not sell bucks as pets.
Please be aware that mini goats are not suitable for a residential backyard. 1/4 an acre for a pair of mini goats is the minimum we suggest.
All our young goats are de-horned for their safety and your own. We regularly vaccinate and trim their hooves to help keep them in good condition plus ear tag all our stock as required by law. We also drench and treat for lice if needed. In addition we also supplement feed our animals when required and allow them 24/7 access to fresh water and mineral blocks/loose minerals which are vital for their continued good health. They must have access to draught free shelter as they hate the rain and can get sick if left in the elements! Young kids also need to be protected from predators like foxes, eagles and dogs.
Miniature goats are perfect on small lifestyle acreage as well as bigger properties and we have found them to be very kind on the fences if they are content with company, routines, food and shelter. They will test them though so they need to be tight and at least 1.2 metres tall and tight enough they can't squeeze underneath. There are some exceptions. Bottle babies in our experience who seek out your company tend to be more mischievous. You must start with strong fences they cannot get through, under or over because if they can get out it can be an extremely difficult habit to break!!
You can mix minis with your existing pets as they are very companionable and get along well with most other animals if your careful and depending on the individuals natures. Do beware of adult does with kids around though as ours will not tolerate the dogs at this time getting too close (protective mode kicks in). You will still need a minimum of 2 goats though as they are very socially reliant on each other.
These little gems come in a huge variety of shapes and colours and must be under 63.5 cm for a buck at 3 years old or 57cm for does when 3 years of age to be registered as a graded miniature goat with MGA. We are proudly registered with the MGA - Miniature Goats Australia and you can find very valuable information on their website which can be accessed through our 'Links' page. Being part of this association allows us to show and be involved in some fantastic events and we would recommend you consider joining, even as a social member if you are keen to become involved with this wonderful breed.
Another love of mine is gardening and the goats help out whenever they can. A little nibble here and the trimming of a rose bush there...
A home grown veggie patch is a great asset to a goat owner. Nothing and I mean nothing is ever wasted as they love fresh food, but only in small amounts at any one time so you don't upset their tummies. It is not wise to let them gorge themselves on new feed, introduce it slowly otherwise you could really upset the balance of their rumen. Please take care to be familiar with what is toxic to a goat though as it is certainly very false that they can eat anything and some very common plants can be deadly so please BEWARE and always check before giving them anything your not certain of!