Green Gate Dairy
Our motto has always been Milk in
the pail and ribbons on the wall.
Now we can sell that milk in the pail.
It is lovely sweet milk, high in butterfat
from  Nigerian Goats.

Our goats are fed Alfalfa as their
main food source with some grass
hay, leaves and green pasture to
graze, run and play on during the day.

We try to keep our Girls well fed ,
happy and free of stress.  Lots of
clean water and natural minerals to
keep them healthy and happy.
Our Doe's have their kids on them until
they are sold at 8 weeks.

The kids that we retain stay with Mom.

When they are old enough to be
with out mom for the night, we put them
in a pen at night, then we  milk  the
Mom's in  morning,after milking the kids
get to spend the day with Mom, and
learn all the good thing Mom can teach
We handle the kids all the time so they
are friendly but not pushy like bottle
babies can be.
We also DHIA test once a month and
work on getting the Does their milking
stars, and AR awards.
Future milking Star
Left to right 2 first freshener, and  2  third freshener
We milk with an Ultimate EZ
and it works great.
The new Does to the stand do
not have any problem getting
use to the milker.
Because some of my Does are really short I have cut a piece of wood out
of the middle of the milking stand, and put like a trap door on it. The
bottles drop down below the stand and it easy to milk the Does with out
having the bottle sticking out of either side.
The milk processing room is  kept  
clean, free of insects,
Having a lot of natural light is really
great and you can see who is coming
up the walk
Lots of nice hot water
Fun door into the processing room.
Green door is for the goats to come in
and the little brown door is where they
go out.  Medicine cabinet, Microwave,
and the refrigerator all make thing
easy to get to and take care of.
Milking stand with my machine are also
easy to reach
Mats on the floor make it softer on the
shoulders of my goats when they are
jumping off twice a day, all year long.
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