Welcome to the Farm
Lachenbock Farm (pronounced Lauk-en-bok), which means "laughing buck" in German is a family owned and operated 230 acre homestead located in Walker County in the beautiful mountains of Northwest Georgia.We raise Miniature Nubian Dairy goats, Duroc crossed meat hogs and Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs. We also have several horses and miniature donkeys.
Our dairy goats are a closed herd. All goats are registered with the MDGA or ADGA. Our Great Pyrenees are AKC registered with hip certification through OFA. Our Duroc hog portion of the farm is currently on hold as we're moving and updating our "hog headquarters".We take pride in raising and breeding quality animals that are healthy, sound, have good temperaments and meet breed standards.
Currently we do not offer products for sale such as milk, cheese or soap....but we're working towards that goal. A milk/cheese parlor that meets FDA approval is coming in the near future as well as a licence to sell raw goats milk.
Although we are not an organic farm and will never seek organic status, we strive to manage our farm balancing both natural and conventional methods. We grow and bale our own non GMO orchard grass/alfalfa hay mix, fertilized as needed with chicken manure and refrain from using pesticides/herbicides on our fields. We believe you are what you eat...and that includes livestock.
Our animal husbandry protocols do include conventional medications on an as needed basis. We also vaccinate our livestock, considering it cheap insurance.
Our deworming protocols include natural methods such as COWP, Sericea Lespedeza, pasture rotation and feeding herbs with anti-parasitic properties, using chemical wormers only when necessary.Feel free to browse our site and learn about our farm and livestock. Email us with any questions or comments. We do our best to respond within 24-48 hours. We value your input and look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for stopping by :)