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CURRENT MILK CUSTOMERS ---
At this time we are requesting you call at least 24 hrs notice of milk pickup.
For more information, call Carol.
As of March 01, our nanny goats
have been milking.
We're so happy to have them producing again. We love them to bits.
The health of our herd is priority one... Healthy dairy goats start as healthy kids.
Call us: (320) 523-MILK(6455)
We're located 10 min, west of Willmar, MN
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We will have baby dairy goats for sale in March.
For more info call Carol: 320-220-3235.
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We bought our first eight goats in 2007 in order to provide healthy, raw milk for our growing family, but quickly discovered that meat goats are not the best choice for milking. When we had the opportunity to buy milking goats from a neighbor, we jumped at it.
Our first milking goats were a French Alpine (Lucy) and Toggenburg/Nubian Cross (Annie). One of the conditions of the sale was we had to accept the mother of the crossbred into our herd. She was a 15 year old purebred Toggenburg, named Lacy (who we called Granny). An old Toggenburg can grow to be 8-12 years of age, so this gal was really, really old. We fell in love them all instantly. And that's how it started.
At any given time (from early spring into summer) we have kids on the ground, running and jumping about. If we don't have kids to sell, we have friends that do.
If you've never milked a dairy goat, you will truly be
surprised that most dairy goats love to be milked. If they are
used to being milked at 4:00PM, they'll let you know if you are a few
We added a dairy cow to the farm in the fall of 2012.
Homesteader's Dairy Creed
Sheep's milk is best for cheese
Goat's milk should be drank and
Cow's milk is for butter
Our Goat Kids & Calves
Kids & calves are always raised on colostrum and milk. We drink our milk raw, so the healthier our herd is, the healthier their milk is.
Every year we sell a few doelings and bucklings. We know what we are doing. If you want to purchase a bouncy goat baby, please let us know.
Help us to loosen raw milk sale restrictions
Today, I took it upon myself to make a move to change the law. As some of you know, Carol went to St. Cloud to retrieve the farm's newest addition - a milking Saanen-Nubian doe. We have had quite a few requests for more raw goat milk so we took it upon ourselves to add another doe to our herd of hand milked dairy goats. With this in mind, I wrote my State Representative, Al Juhnke, who also happens to be the Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee. Here is the email/note I sent him.
I grew up on a dairy farm during the 60's-80's and have seen the systematic destruction of the small family farm due to corporate farming practices, subsidized by out-of-date, state/federal farm incentive programs and aided by institutional marketing practices and mega-contract processing plants that seem to incubate the monthly recalls of what should be "healthy" foods.
I have also seen the ground-swell movement of small and micro-farms enjoying modest success selling direct-to-customer, be they somewhat suppressed in efforts by current laws that thwart the efforts of individuals to choose what is best for their families. These same laws limit the efforts of the small/micro farm to let potential, health conscious customers know what they have for sale.
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|Carol Radtke||320.220.3235||Dairy Manager/Owner|
|Richard Radtke||320.220.2235||Farm Manager/Owner|
|Madison Radtke||N/A||Goat Herder/Daughter|