WHO WE ARE
Hi and welcome to Fairland Farm where we treasure our little Nigerian Dwarf Goats. We are a family of four. Greg and Dawn Birr and our two girls Gabrielle and Reagan. We are excited to tell you about our Nigerian Dwarf goats. We breed mostly for show quality animals but also have some pet quality for those who want to focus more on milk production or just as pets.
ABOUT OUR FARM NAME
We were formerly known as Heritage Acres Farm. We had decided on Heritage Acres because of the family history on our farm but in 2008 discovered a picture that my Great-Grand Parents had taken with the farm name, Fairland Farm, painted on the barn. We just couldn't resist going back to the farm name that my Great Grandpa, Oliver Culp, had given it. The buildings at our farm were built in the 1870's.
We love the Godly heritage that we have here on our farm. It has been in our family for 3 generations. My Great-Grand Parents bought the farm in 1928. My Grand Parents bought it from them in 1968 and we bought it from them in 2001. We love the area where we live.
WHY WE HAVE
After moving to the farm I, Dawn, knew we needed some livestock for our farm. (I grew up on a dairy farm) After doing much research I discovered the Nigerian Dwarf goat. I contacted several breeders and bought my first two does from Deena Sansone at Kaapio Acres. That was the beginning of a wonderful adventure with these wonderful little caprines. We love our Nigerian Dwarf goats and enjoy showing the little caprines. We added Lamancha dairy goats in the spring of 2012 at the urging of our oldest daughter who wanted a "big:" goat for senior showmanship. We began attending shows in 2006 and have loved every minute of it. We had a very short but successful show season in 2020. We and are looking forward to 2021 Show season. We are very active in the 4-H program in Elkhart County here in Indiana. Greg and I are 4-H leaders and both of our girls were 10 year 4-H members. We feel that the 4-H program is one of the best for building character in young people.