Thank you for your interest in our herd of high quality Cashmere Fiber Goats! We first brought Cashmere goats to our farm in 2013. We found their calm and gentle personalities and their production of luxurious fiber suited our family farm well. Cashmere goats are a type, not an actual breed. However, they must produce fiber of a certain quality and conform to certain physical standards. The demand for cashmere, the fine underdown from cashmere goats, has always exceeded supply. Cashmere is the softest most prized fiber for sweaters and suiting. Cashmere is soft, light weight, durable, very warm and makes wonderful feeling garments for wearing. It has long been one of the most exotic and rarest fibers to be found. The fleece of Cashmere goats is made up of two distinct fibers. The coarse outer hair and the fine cashmere undercoat, called guard hair. The fine undercoat (under 19 microns in diameter) is the source of Cashmere fiber for clothing. Our average diameter is 15.5 microns, SD of 3.4. Our cashmere goats have a fine, downy undercoat which protects them from the cold winters. Each spring the fleeces are removed by either combing or shearing. A typical adult goat produces 3-4 oz. of pure down, enough for about 1/3 of a sweater. The finest cashmere is harvested when the goat is 2-4 years old and after the age of five, the goat’s value is based on its ability to produce offspring. A rough estimate of hay consumption is one square bale per head per week. With an available supply of fresh clean water, an occasional supplement of grain (during periods of extreme cold or stress and pregnancy/kidding season), and a small amount of mineral supplementation, these animals will thrive. We produce white and silver cashmere from our herd. Our cashmere goats are bred so they kid in February-March and are normally weaned at around three months of age. We are also one of the few farms that own Cashmere goats in Midwest America. Our farm is a members of the Cashmere Goat Association and Northwest Cashmere Goat Association. All of our goats meet the standards from the North American Cashmere Goat Breed Standard.