For several years, we ran the largest commercial goat dairy in the state of Colorado. We started small, but grew very quickly. In the late ‘90’s we were milking a few cows and started looking at adding goats. We found a goat dairy in Niwot that was interested in buying our milk, so we began buying some goats. We remodeled our barn so that we could milk 12 goats and three cows at a time, into different tanks of course. I believe we started shipping goat milk in early 2002. By 2003, we sold the cows and remodeled the barn again, putting in a double 20 goat parlor. By 2005, we had well over 450 goats, with 280 in the milking string.
A huge thank you to Henry Nordloh for writing this wonderfully informative article! The information provided is invaluable!