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Our Goats

Home of Standing Stone Nubians

Standing Stone Nubians is a boutique dairy goat farm located in Middle Tennessee, specializing in raising and breeding happy, healthy registered Nubian goats with high milk production that are people friendly.

Nubians have become the most sought after breed of goats due to their outstanding ability to produce sweet, rich tasting milk. Their milk contains a higher butterfat content as compared to other full size goat breeds. This added fat content is perfect for producing cheese, fudge, ice cream and butter.

We breed to maintain and improve our lines with an emphasis on producing correct, statuesque, feminine Nubians that milk quality, quantity, and longevity.

All of our goats receive vaccinations for CD/T, Staph mastitis and pneumonia. In the past, we tested annually for CAE however, we now maintain a very small, closed herd that no longer shows therefore, we have decided to stop testing.  Of course, any type of testing is available to potential buyers at the buyers expense.  We no longer test for TB as Tennessee is a TB-free state at this time.  Many of our recent clients have tested our kids for G6S and all have been negative. Breeding is done in a controlled manner to achieve the best we possibly can from the breed for both dairy and show.

The goats are fed free-choice Alfalfa/Orchard Grass hay, Chaffhaye, minerals, kelp meal and baking soda. We feed a varying ration, depending on each goat's needs, of an 18% protein dairy feed that includes beet pulp, black oil sunflower seeds and diatomaceous earth, while in milk and a 12% protein when not.  We use BoSe injections as a source of selenium supplement as needed.

Our goats are registered with the American Dairy Goat Association under the herd name Standing Stone, S-Stone Farms and S-Stone Four Winds.  Many of you are aware of the many years it took us to secure our preferred herd name of Standing Stone.  While Standing Stone was unavailable to us we went under the other herd names while waiting to obtain Standing Stone. In addition, our daughter, Jennifer Butler, began registering her own Nubians under the herd name of Trivium in 2009. Her goats are maintained here on the farm and managed the same as the Standing Stone herd.

Standing Stone attended our last show in 2013, the Music City Classic. Due to the popularity of our cheese making school we spend many weekends teaching which has had a huge impact on our ability to attend shows. The Music City Classic was a great day. We took one senior doe and two junior does with great results. We won Senior Grand Champion and BOB in both rings with our senior doe, Sophia, which finished her championship. We also took Junior Grand Champion and BIS in both junior rings with our S-Stone Anastasia and S-Stone Solitaire.

Thank you for your interest in our herd. We no longer breed or offer goats for sale but please feel free to contact us by email at with any questions or to inquire about an available goat.