The Dutch White Milk Goat

The goats kept on our farm are Dutch white goats. This breed was created around 1900 by crossing the Dutch land goat and the Saanen goat. The goal of this cross: to “develop” a goat that can achieve high milk production for an extended period of time. Goats give an average of 3 liters of milk per day. This results in an average production of 1,100 kg of milk per goat per year.
  • The goats are milked twice a day.
  • The goats are kept 100% organic.


Milk Control

Every 6 weeks a milk check takes place on the farm. During this milk check, the number of kg of milk each goat gives is recorded for two milkings. Also, a tube of milk is taken separately. From this tube, it becomes clear what percent protein and what percent fat the milk of each individual contains. With this information, we can determine which goats to use for breeding.


Using the data coming from the milk control, goats are selected to be allowed with the buck. The goats with high yields and that give a lot of milk then lamb for the second (sometimes third and occasionally fourth) time. Every year the lambs of the best goats are kept, keeping the contents in the herd high. The bucks are carefully selected and purchased from other goat farmers who are even more immersed in breeding. The bucks should inherit daughters that will give as many kg of milk containing the highest possible contents.