Connemara Farms

Goats grazing in a green field with a red barn in the background.
Descendants of Mrs. Sandburg's champion dairy goats at historic Connemara Farms

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Visitors to Connemara Farms can see dairy goats that are descended from Mrs. Sandburg's famous herd. She raised three breeds of dairy goats; Saanen, Toggenburg, and Nubian. Each breed can be seen in the herd today.

Mrs. Sandburg owned and operated a premier goat dairy from 1935 to 1965. Here at Connemara the dairy became a Grade A operation, with milk being distributed to local dairies and sold in stores around the community.

Mrs. Sandburg's goat breeding program produced champion goats and led to the improvement of goats as milk producing animals.

Enjoy the Connemara Farms' goat-herd. The park service raises goats that represent the lineage of the three breeds of goats Mrs. Sandburg raised at Connemara. Rangers and volunteers are on hand to share this fascinating story about goats and Mrs. Sandburg's dairy goat operation. Learn more here.

Last updated: December 23, 2020

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Mailing Address:

81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock , NC 28731

Phone:

828 693-4178

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