My Barn

is my

Happy Place


Aerial view of Happy Tailz Farm.   I feel so blessed to have our very own little piece of heaven here on earth!



And the old saying goes, Don't cry over spilt milk!

Here, my lovely daughter Aletha Marie, milks one of our beautiful Nigerian does



Over 200 years ago, Jeremy Bentham put it best: The question is not, 
"Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but, "Can they suffer?"
 Most recent update:9/18/2018.  

 Hi!  Welcome to the site of Happy Tailz Farm.  Grab yourself a cup of coffee, sit down, relax, take your shoes off, prop up your feet and take a look around.  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact usPlease take a moment to sign our guest book We would love to hear from you. 

  A little bit about ourselves. Happy Tailz Farm is home to my husband Ron, 3 dogs, a rooster and 5 hens and a herd of Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats and myself, Aletha. We all live together on an 11 acre farm in Mayville, Michigan. We have had goats since 1996 but we actively got into the Nigerian Dwarf breed exclusively in 1998. We began showing our Nigerians in May of 1999 in Lancaster, Ohio and went on to catch 3 more shows in Michigan that year. From that time on, we have been bitten by the show bug ever since.  We hope to see you at some of the shows and if you do, please take a minute and stop by and say Hello! We would be more than happy to talk goats with you! One of my favorite past times!

Due to  my husband suffering a stroke in 07, we no longer hit the show circuit hard with our beautiful nigerians, as its just too hard on him, but we do try and get to two or three shows a year.  Hopefully with each passing year I will be able to attend more shows but at this time, two or three is about all we can do..but that's ok,

We tested for  CAE (Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis) with negative results as of 7/16/07.  We also did random Johnes and CL testing at the time also with negative results..  We also make sure we test every new addition and all goats that have left the farm to attend shows.  We have never had any CL (Caseous Lymphadenitis) abscesses on our farm.  In April of 2010 we did a whole herd testing for CL; again with negative results. 

  Here at Happy Tailz Farm all of our goats are up to date on vaccinations, wormings and are disbudded at an early age. We take pride in our little dairy goats and do all that we can to ensure good health, temperament, conformation and milk production.  We try and be present at all births so that the kids can be pulled at birth and bottle raised on heat treated colostrum and pasteurized goats milk. We do this as a disease preventive measure and also, because we believe that bottle raised kids make friendlier goats. All goats are given fresh water each and every day. I know many are thinking that this is something that really doesn't even need to be said but there are many people out there who still think goats will eat or drink anything we put in front of them.. NOT SO! Goats are very picky about what they take in.  Fresh water is a must both for not just general health but also to make that wonderful milk. Our does are fed clean, sweet smelling,  mold free alfalfa and/or alfalfa/grass hay, 2nd or 3rd cut if we can get it.  The bucks are fed grass hay with a little bit of alfalfa in it. When does freshen they are given top quality grain twice a day at each milking.  All goats are given free choice baking soda and free choice minerals.  So,if you are looking for a Nigerian to show, for 4-H, or just to love, maybe we can help you put a little "happiness" in your barn today with a Happy Tailz Nigerian! 

 Our goats are registered with ADGA but can easily be registered with AGS and NDGA

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Need a Goat Keepers Prayer? Then look no further!

Do you suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Goat Attachment Neurosis Syndrome (O.C.G.A.N.)??      to find out if you are a victim of this disease click here

or are your symptoms more like this?

 GDS (Goat Delusional Syndrome) click here to find out!
   WOMEN do you suffer from this ailment<G> 
Say NO TO N.A.I.S!!!!   
Here is another good site to check out   NAIS! Read this cute poem about N.A.I.S     

   Ron and Aletha Moody
 Mayville MI, 48744
 (989) 843-6678

[email protected]

Proud members of AGS, NDGA and ADGA




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