Tennessee Myotonic goat
The goats of this breed have a host of names: Myotonic, Tennessee Fainting, Tennessee Meat, Texas Wooden Leg, Stiff, Nervous, and Scare goats. The names refer to a breed characteristic known as myotonia congenita, a condition that can cause startled goats to fall down. The breed's history can be traced back to the 1880s, when the goat came down from Nova Scotia, and quickly spread across the central US, from Tennessee to Texas. The Tennessee Fainting goat breed is gaining attention for its combination of meat traits with reproductive efficiency, and it is increasingly recognized as an important genetic resource in the United States.
We raise heritage breeds of chickens for eggs, meat and feathers. We have geese and ducks also. Our goats are 100% grass based pasture except in winter in which they get hay and some grain. We have them for milk, fiber and meat. Our poultry are locked up at night but get to run around the farm in day light hours or are in chicken "tractors". (more...)
We are a small goat & sheep operation raising clean, quality meat for ourselves & sell the rest to local people. We believe in preserving traditional skills & teach customers how to humanely slaughter & process their animal(s) if they wish to learn these skills. (more...)
We are a small homestead farm just north of Martins Ferry, Ohio. Our interest is in reviving endangered heritage breeds. We keep geese, ducks, chickens and turkey. We also have Fainting goats and American Guinea Hogs. Our poultry is free range and our animals are pastured with little supplemental grain. (more...)
A Rare Breed is a sustainable family farm operation dedicated to the promotion of local agriculture. Tennessee Fainting Goats, Black Welsh Mountain Sheep, Bluefaced Leicesters, New Hampshire Reds, and Delawares browse the mountain and provide eggs, meat and fiber. (more...)
2014 SEASON SIGN-UPS NOW! www.3acrefarm.com 3 Acre Farm, just south-west of Turlock, is on 3 acres of rich sandy loam soil. Practicing natural and sustainable farming practices including integrated pest management and weed management using chickens, goats, and donkeys. (more...)