Welcome to Old Province Farm's website!
Andrea Dickerson & Kyle Duquette
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Our little farm is located in the Dartmouth Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire, where we maintain a small herd of ADGA registered Nigerian Dwarf goats.
My (Andrea) journey into raising dairy goats began in 2013 with two Nigerians that I purchased for home milk production. That turned into a few more and then a few standard breed goats as well until life took a turn and I had to sell the herd just over a year later. Despite only having them for a brief period, my passion for sustainability and self-sufficiency left me captivated by them. In the fall of 2017, I was able to welcome these wonderful creatures back into my life once again and haven’t been without them since.
What we offer...
Disease free, tested herd - we take biosecurity very seriously. All of our goats are tested annually for CAE and Johne’s at minimum. View current and past test results here.
Small-scale - each of our goats gets love and attention every single day. Goats crave interaction with their humans and we feel it is important to reciprocate the love that they show us each day. We have great respect and gratitude for the milk they provide us with and want them to have the best life possible.
Support - any animal we sell comes with a lifetime of support. No matter how many years go by, we are here to help the best we can and guide you in the right direction so you can find the resources and answers you need.
Registered - all our goats are registered with the American Dairy Goat Association and the American Goat Society so that you know the genetic potential you are buying, have easy access to relative data, and have the opportunity to participate in performance programs that can help you improve your own herd!
Whole package - we are dedicated to continually learning and improving in order to achieve greater and greater consistency and excellence in both conformation and milk production.
What I am striving for with my herd...
To breed quality miniature dairy goats that are able to maintain (because of correct conformation and reliable genetics) high production over their lifetime, for the benefit of those who purchase from us and for the well being and health of the animal itself.
Why I believe in registering goats and what I love about ADGA...
Both registered and unregistered goats cost the same amount to own. Same feed, bedding, veterinary care, etc. However, when it comes time to sell their babies the registered kids will fetch you a significantly higher price which helps offset the cost of owning dairy goats.
You can participate in American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) performance programs -- Dairy Herd Improvement Registry (DHIR), Linear Appraisal, Sire Summaries, Performance Reports, CDCB genetic evaluations, and DNA verification. As ADGA says on their website "Genetic Improvement Programs for dairy goats are one of the many things that make the ADGA Registry unique!" These tools are invaluable resources to help you improve your herd.
ADGA offers an online database of all goats registered with them. Here you can view the performance program data for each individual goat and their relatives. It is also a convenient way to keep track of pedigrees and evaluate future breedings.
Interested in purchasing a goat from us?
Currently, because our space is very limited no more than one or two kids can be retained in a breeding season, therefore the majority of our would-be keeper doelings will be available each year. If you are interested in purchasing a kid from us you can contact me by email at email@example.com or through our Facebook page.
Please include in the email your:
- First and last name
- State you live in
- Brief background on your experience owning goats. Do you currently own any?
- What you are looking for (pets, backyard milker, show quality, etc.)
- Do you participate in any ADGA performance programs or show? If under 18, are you an active 4-H member?