We got our 4 Nigerian goat doelings this weekend and we could not be more excited to have them join our homestead. We got them because they are small, have great personalities and will supply us with delicious raw milk! We don't have the space for our own milk cow so goats were a perfect option. We plan to make cheese, soap and so much more! Have you considered raw goat's milk as an option? There are so many great health benefits to raw goat's milk. Here are my top 3 reasons to get a dairy goat for its milk!
- Highly digestible! If you have trouble digesting cow dairy, goat's milk may be a great option for you! It has a lot less lactose than cow's milk while still containing all the vitamins and minerals you need. It also is high in medium-chain fatty acids which have been shown to help with many digestive issues. It also helps with preventing heart disease!
- Great for your skin! I'm sure you have seen goat's milk soap in your local health food store. There is a reason it has become so common and useful. The fatty acids help moisturize and fight off skin inflammation such as acne. The lactic acid found in goat's milk also gets rid of old skin cells while brightening and toning skin!
- Better Nutrient Absorption. Goat's milk contains a very similar amount of vitamins and minerals to cow's but because you can digest it better those nutrients are more bioavailable!