My name is Pat Blank. My husband Terry and I moved to our acreage in NE Iowa 32 years ago. We started with two pygmy goats and loved them, but discovered their dairy counterparts the Nigerian Dwarfs in 2000. We had some of the first of the breed in Iowa and have watched their popularity grow especially in the last 5 years. Our herd name is now permanently registered with the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA). We are also members of American Goat Society (AGS) and Nigerian Dairy Goat Association. Our herd tested negative in 2017 for CAE, CL and Johnes. We dam raise our babies, but handle them daily so they are people friendly without being obnoxious.
Earthy award-winning journalist raises kids on Shell Rock farm
by ANELIA K. DIMITROVA
Black Eagle Ranch