Dixie-Does Alpines is a small herd of dairy goats established in 1994 by a team of brothers and sisters. After a marriage, the goats now reside in Dayton, TN. We have high standards, focusing on breeding healthy, structurally correct, elegant dairy does with excellent udders that excel in both the show ring and the milk parlor. Our herd presently consists of American Alpines. Our feature product is Hand Made Goat Milk Soap.
We sell kids every spring and occasionally have a limited number of adult milkers available. We also sell a number of other farm products. See our Products page for details.
Dixie-Does History, Awards, and Achievements
We had the opportunity to purchase two bred doelings from Kathy Evans and Susan Calahan of Waiilatpu in November 2000. These lovely does, Maire and Gabriela, are the foundation of our herd. Both does are now permanent champions, both have appraised excellent twice, both have Best In Show wins, and both have lactations over 3000 lbs.
We greatly admire their beauty, productivity, and their ability to pass these traits to their offspring.
Since then we have added several does and bucks from Waiilatpu. We are so grateful to Kathy and Susan for making these exceptional animals available to us.
In 2005, we added two bucks from the Nestor Acres herd and a lovely yearling doe from Munchin Hill.
We would like to thank Kathy and Susan, Jeff, Pat, and Christen, and Cheryl for allowing us to purchase some of their lovely Alpines.
Also in 2005, we organized and hosted an open ADGA show, the First (of 4) Annual Fall Fuzzy Show. We would like to thank each of you that attended and made our show a success.
In 2007, we finished Eva and Priority and had many memorable moments in the show ring. We were thrilled to be very competitive in group classes this year, even winning Best Herd in Show several times!
We also hosted a second ring at the NRV Fair Show on July 31, 2007.
Dixie-Does won Premier Alpine Exhibitor at both the 2007 VA State Fair and 2008
WV State Fair
After approximately 10 years of making goat milk soap for family and friends, we began selling our soap more widely, with many positive reviews. We now have a wide range of soap scents available, and our soap products have become the farm's feature product.
2008 began on a very sad note, with the passing of our beautiful and beloved GCH MonaLisa. MonaLisa had quite the fan club and was popular everywhere she went. Her untimely death was a difficult blow emotionally and a major loss for our breeding program.
We still miss Mona but watching her descendants mature into outstanding animals helped fill the hole she left behind. We were delighted to welcome three maternal sisters into the herd, born 12-21-08!
With a small and young show string we managed to finish championships on a homebred mother-daughter duo, Abbey Road and Antoinette!
We hosted the Fall Fuzzy Show again in 2008.