| We have been successfully breeding dairy goats since 1993, and have worked since the MDGA registry started on developing a sound miniatured dairy goat breeding program.
Our Mini's breeding program focuses on midsized animals with excellant breed character, show quality conformation, and capacious-milking udders. Our girls are known for their gentle dispositions and longevity as productive, breeding and milking animals who still win shows even at 9+ years old. We are the first herd in the US to have American registered stock past the experimental stage in the MDGA. Our Mini-Nubian does and bucks are the first in the U.S. to earn both Permanent Grand Champion Status and their Production Stars within the MDGA. Our son's Mini-LaMancha at nine years old took a Best Doe in Show over a very large and competitive group of animals. We are delighted and happy with the success of our "Mini" herd, and the longevity of these animals.
We had practiced aggressive CAE and CL herd management and prevention, with yearly testing since we began our program. We have tested several times for Johnnes and have always tested completely negative (we do not test for this annually, but about every three to four years as we work with our state vet.)
We really want to thank all our past purchasers for helping to make Echo Hill's as successful as we have been and are very excited as we see their own breeding programs develop. Over the years the "Mini," has really developed into an eye-catching, fun, economical, and hard working little animal.