Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature milking goat originating from West Africa. Nigerian Dwarfs are a relatively new breed in Australia. The first ND born in Australia were breed by Michael and Ulrike from First Fleet in Victoria from semen and embryo imported from the USA. They have since gone on to establish a successful foundation of the breed in Australia.
Nigerian Dwarfs are endearing for their gentle, friendly, easily trainable nature. They are naturally small in size (under 57cm when fully grown) and make a perfect addition to self-sufficient farms. Their milk is prized for its high butterfat content (6-10%) making it popular for cheesemaking.