Our beautiful does belong to the oldest recognized breed of dairy goat, the Toggenburg. Originating from Switzerland, they are famous for good milk production and excellent udder conformation. The National Toggenburg Club is the oldest breed club in the United States, with the first purebred imports arriving in 1893. The American Milch Goat Record Association (the precursor to American Dairy Goat Association) was founded in 1904 in order to show Toggenburgs and Saanens at the Illinois State Fair.
Toggenburgs can be any shade of brown, from light fawn to dark chocolate, with white markings in specified places. The 2017 DHIR breed averages are 2254 pounds of milk with 3.1% fat and 2.8% protein.
About Our Herd
Our foundation does originate from Rowe’s Toggenburgs, one of the premier breeders in the United States. We select for high-variant alfa-s1 casein genes which increase milk protein by 3.5 g/l/allele, leading to increased cheese yield. Our herd is on DHIR and participates in Linear Appraisal, with all animals testing negative for CAE/CL/Johne's. In February 2018, we became the first goat herd in Wyoming to participate in the Scrapie Free Flock Certification Program, and currently have Export Monitored status.