Welcome To The Mamm-Key Alpine Dairy Goats Ranch
We put our heart in our herd
HOW WE RAISE OUR GOATS
Mamm-Key goats live on a five-acre ranch at 6800 feet. The Alpines love the snow, rocks and hills. We give our goats and kids love and attention daily.
Kids are dam raised when first born; to guarantee quality colostrum intake and a great start and then they are raised on pasteurized milk. Unless otherwise requested, all kids are dehorned. We take great pride in the health of our animals. We have a vaccination and worming program. We randomly test for CAE & Brucellosis. We are a TB, Brucellosis, CL & CAE free herd.
Our goal is to raise healthy goats that will produce a reasonable quantity of quality milk. We have heavy producers that are also high quality show goats. We have does that are finished grand champions that have produced 4000 lbs. We are reaching for a reputation of some of the best dairy goats in the United States. We look at all the areas of the Dairy goat when developing our breeding program. General Appearance is always very important. We are most interested in improving the mammary system, so that it will support a heavy producer for many years. Our herd is extremely dairy with wonderful deep bodies.
Once a goat is a finished champion we do not keep showing them. We spend our energy and time on a doe or buck that is not finished. When showing kids or dry yearlings, once they receive their dry leg, we do not show them for the rest of the year. If we have room in the trailer, we will take a doe or buck for champion challenge. This is important when comparing our show records to others in the industry.