Nigerian Dwarf goats are known for the breed’s superior butterfat content. Nigerians also produce higher levels of protein in their milk than all other breeds. The milk does not have the stereotypical “goaty” flavor, but instead, is creamy and delicious! The website Backyard Goats shared some very informative facts about the benefits of goat's milk over cow's milk. Goat's milk is much easier to digest than cow's milk. Many who are lactose intolerant or have dairy allergies, are often able to digest goat's milk. Science Daily published an article which referenced research found in The British Journal of Nutrition sharing results done by RMIT, which found goat’s milk to have anti-infection properties that may help protect people against gastrointestinal infections and promote a healthy gut. Here at Riverwatch Farm, we adhere to strict and defined sanitation practices for safely handling raw milk as recommended by the state of Virginia. Milk samples are collected monthly and tested. We also participate in DHIR monthly milk testing.
Do you want raw goat’s milk, but maybe you do not have the facility or time to run a dairy operation? Is it important to you to know where your food is coming from, and to know that the animals who supply that food are well cared for, loved, and living out very happy lives? Riverwatch Farm is now offering herdshare opportunities to West Point, VA and surrounding areas.
Join our Herdshare Program for a one time fee of $25.00. By owning a share of our herd, you have access to your own farm fresh goat's milk. There is a monthly boarding fee of $40.00 that is applied towards the cost of feeding the herd. Each share has rights to a portion of the weekly milk. This equates to approximately 1/2 gallon of milk each week.
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Monthly Boarding fee + 1 time share buy in of $25.00
Herdshare members have to option to pay for labor services to have a portion of their weekly milk processed into other value added items like Chèvre, Cajeta and Yogurt.
We have raw goat's milk available for pet milk. Not only does our goat's milk provide exceptional nutrition for your fur baby, You can embrace the peace of mind from knowing that our farm ensures a loving and nurturing environment for all of our goats. Pet Milk is sold off the farm only by the half gallon.
Pet milk is not for human consumption.
Our flock is pasture raised/free ranged. Eggs are sold by the dozen March-August.
*Herdshare members can purchase eggs for $3.50 @ dozen.
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Known for their anti-inflamatory and healing properties, Nettles are beneficial for easing skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and otherwise itchy or irritated skin. Our soap is made from our own goat's milk and essential oils. We do not use synthetic fragrances.
This exfoliating, lemongrass scented bar uses non-gmo cornmeal mixed with finely ground sterilized eggshells from free range hens and essential oils. Our soap is made from our own goat's milk and essential oils. We do not use synthetic fragrances.