For the past few months I have continuously searched for dairy goats in the Coachella Valley but to no avail. Perhaps they simply do not exist here.
A couple of weeks ago I visited a small goat farmer and was disheartened to see the conditions the goats were living in. Hundreds of goats to a relatively small pen and nursing does suffering from all kinds of ailments. Additionally, although I repeatedly asked the farmer over the phone if his goats were dairy goats and each time he replied yes, they were not. We had some difficulty communicating until finally I said, "cabra por leche??" to which he replied, "oh no." thanks
Not all hope is lost because we're driving to Poway, California tomorrow to visit this farm. I'm confident they'll have healthy, happy and high producing goats. I'm not confident I'll be able to afford them. We shall soon find out.