Thank you for your interest in our herd of dual-registered Purebred Nubian dairy goats! We are a sibling pair that maintain a high quality and productive milking herd on our modest farm in Newton, Wisconsin, 53063. Our farm is surrounded by bountiful crop fields and woodlands, making us lucky enough to be located on a beautiful plot of land with rolling hills, springs, a varied forest, and a winding creek that feeds into Lake Michigan! Our summers are insufferably hot and humid, and our winters are beyond bitter and frigid, but we wouldn't trade it for the world.
We are members of the American Dairy Goat Association, Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association, International Nubian Breeder's Association, and the American Goat Society. Currently, we are also earning our Dairy Goat Producer Certification through Langston University in Oklahoma and Dairy Goat Herd Managment Certification from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. We plan to become an ADGA and AGS Performance Tested herd in 2024.
Our goat journey had a unique start, but it drove us to strive toward where we are today. While our paternal side of the family was involved in 4H, we were brought up in Manitowoc as typical “city kids.” However, that never diminished our love of farm animals. Our interest furthered once we learned more about our grandparent's farm and discovered that our grandfather's brother had owned and operated a successful, large show-herd of sheep. In 2017, our grandmother bought our first goats, a pair of grade Nubians. We were always excited to see the goats when we’d visit but had to navigate the incredibly hoarded, overgrown, rundown property to spend time with them.
The start of COVID kicked off our dive into the dairy goat industry, as schools closing left us with more time to further our knowledge about goat management, as we knew nothing about them before. We urgently had to learn how to take care of and manage the growing grade herd, as we found we could not rely on their owner to properly take care of the goats or property, despite her prior experience in the goat world. After a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, the farm was beginning to look and feel like a real farm again, and the goats' quality of life improved drastically. In the winter of 2020, we rescued Benny, our first purebred Nubian doe, falling in love with her in-your-pocket personality and gentle nature. We later bought more purebreds in 2021 (and had our first homebred Nubian kid born), cementing our love for the breed's gentle and proud dispositions, friendly nature, and of course their floppy ears! We decided to disperse the grade herd in 2021 to let us focus on our beloved Nubians, and we have not looked back since.
FreeFall Nubians is still a very young herd but very much a labor of love. Our love for our goats drives our management and breeding program to focus on producing happy and hardy animals that are also: correct, balanced, and productive. In doing so, the goats we produce should be long-lived and have profitable lifespans, staying true to their purpose as dairy animals. We hope to utilize local genetics alongside established genetics from across the country to help prove ourselves and bring a bit of genetic diversity into the show ring. Our first few years have had us producing animals that we are proud to exhibit and offer for sale to our fellow Nubian breeders and goat enthusiasts, and we hope to continue to do so for many years to come!
We are eager to update this page as our goat journey continues, and we hope you enjoy watching our herd grow!
- Kacey & Elle Braasch, Founders & Owners