A herd share is a contractual arrangement in which you purchase an ownership interest in a dairy animal (or herd of dairy animals), your "share". A monthly boarding fee is charged for feeding, caring for, and milking the animal(s) once daily. In exchange for these fees the independent or partial owner may acquire raw milk and raw milk products from the animal or herd of animals for personal use and consumption.
Square One Goat Farm will be offering herd shares beginning March 2021. For more information please Contact us
Our Nigerian Dwarf goats are allowed 24 hour access 7 days a week to pasture and woods that have remained untreated for over 25 years. Our bedding and hay are purchased from organic farms. We supplement our girls with organic alfalfa pellets and barley along with organic herbs and seeds.
The girls are milked by hand each day. The milk is triple strained through fine mesh stainless steel filters, sealed in sanitized glass jars and immediately placed into an ice water bath.
Once milking is completed the filled jars are transferred to a refrigerator where they are kept at no more than 40 degrees.
- Did you know Nigerian Dwarf goat milk has a higher butterfat content than other goat or cow milks making it a superior choice for making cheese
Read this evidence based article on the benefits of goat milk
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As a herd share owner you will also have access to other products such as goats milk soap, yogurt, and cheese products (labor costs added) - when available
Herd share owners will also receive a discount on fresh eggs and produce from the farm - when available
Our Nigerian Dwarf goats have some of the sweetest, creamiest milk there is. It is absolutely delicious as a drink and makes amazing yogurts, ice creams and cheeses; but our girls' milk is also the staple in making our Udder Bliss Soaps
Using our own goats milk in homemade soaps, in our opinion, makes a very luxurious soap leaving your body and hair smooth and soft. Along with our girls' milk we use only organic oils and organic add-ins (oats, honey, etc) when making our soaps.