So this is the thing about goat milk. It’s significantly healthier than cow milk. It contains essential fatty acids, less lactose, it’s rich in calcium, phosphorus and on and on. I won’t list the abundant benefits, but you can find the research reported here ( and also here ). Lots of reasons to drink it except for accessibility and cost. The Western world drinks primarily cow’s milk for no other reason than it’s cheaper to produce. You may be worried that goat milk tastes like goat cheese (very goaty) but, depending on the breed of goat, this is not true at all. Nigerian Dwarf goats (which we have) produce an unbelievably nice milk. Why don’t we milk ours? Because you have to do it EVERY SINGLE DAY. You end up spending A LOT of time with your goats. And you start arguing with them about things like cleanliness and mortgage payments. Besides, we have a neighbor who milks a herd of Nigerian goats and we can get it from her.
We have four goats: 2 does, 1 buck and 1 wether (a castrated buck). The buck and the wether are still very young but I have to separate them out soon or the buck will impregnate the does (which we do not want at this point). Currently, they are all still eating together, although the youngest one (the wether) has to be very careful about it: