Monday, August 27, 2007

Maryland has #1 milk-producing goat

Caprikorn Krug's StargateA Hagerstown, Maryland farm has the nation's #1 milk-producing goat. "Stargate," a 3-year old Saanen doe produced 5,150 pounds of milk between March 2006 and March 2007.

The American Dairy Goat Association listed Stargate as the country's No. 1 milker in July, according to a written release from the farm.

Stargate is owned by Alice Orzechowski and Scott Hoyman, whose Caprikorn Farms recently received a licence to sell cheese. The dairy sends its milk to a Pennsylvania cheese maker and then sells it at the Middletown Farmer's Market.

According to Orzechowski, "the market for goat's milk continues to grow."

Source: The Delmarva Farmer, August 21, 2007