Welcome to Cherry Butte Dairy Goats!
We are located in the beautiful Emmett Valley in Southern Idaho. Looking to the north, we have a view of the beautiful butte and to the south, we see what is left of the once bountiful fruit orchards - thus our herd name was born!
Our herd, like so many others, started when our oldest son joined 4-H and chose the dairy goat project. What started with two dairy goat kids has evolved into a growing herd enjoyed by the whole family.
After much thought and discussion, we have made the decision to disperse our mini dairy goats to concentrate on raising ADGA Lamanchas. These minis are the result of 15 years of concentrated effort and breeding to produce animals that do well in the showring and the milk parlor.
The mini-dairy goats are finding a niche with the small acreage owners who would like to keep a goat or two for milking for personal use. They can produce 2/3 the milk on half the feed as their larger counterparts and their smaller size makes them ideal pets for children or those who can no longer handle standard size animals.
We practice strict CAE prevention - our kids are hand-raised on heat-treated colostrum and/or colostrum replacer and pasturized milk. We do feed by lambar but our kids are handled daily and love attention. We feed quality alfalfa hay and pasture when we can and offer free-choice salt and minerals. We worm on a rotating basis, as needed, with Ivomec and Safeguard for goats. Each animal is also vaccianted anually with CD&T and BoSe.
We participated in our first ADGA Linear Appraisal in 2014. LA is an excellant tool and the things we learned were well worth the time and effort.
We have closed our herd and will no longer be breeding any outside animals to our bucks. Thank you for your understanding.
****Please note - we do NOT sell our milk****
9/19/18 - Entire herd tested CAE/CL/JOHNNES negative per WADDL - test results available upon request.