Mrs. Sandburg with Goats at Connemara
Photograph by June Glenn, Jr.
Connemara Goat Dairy was in the goat breeding business and not the goat milk business. Although the farm sold milk, its primary goal was to improve the ability of a goat to produce milk, through a controlled breeding program. Mrs. Sandburg shipped some of her best goats to Central and South America to help improve the consistency of their milk producing goat herds. Mrs. Sandburg wrote articles in scientific journals that described her method of breeding goats for increased milk production. She regularly attended the annual American Dairy Goat Association national conference, helping to promote dairy goats as a viable source of milk.
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Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, CARL 12732