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Coyote Creek Dairy

Breeding Quality Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats Since 2006

About A Girl & A Goat

Coyote Kidz is owned and managed by Lorelei Hallock.
​ It started in the Bitterroot Valley as a 4-H project and grew to be a life passion she continues in Livingston MT.

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          Coyote Creek runs through the 10 acre property that Lorelei's family owns just outside of Corvallis Montana. Lorelei's father was a professional artist, riding instructor and horse trainer and used the business name Coyote Creek Ranch & Studio.  Most everything revolved around horses for most of Lorelei's younger years, competing in local shows and 4-H, along with her 4 older sisters. She grew up a farm kid loving animals and the outdoors.

           When she was a freshman in high school a friend from church said they needed some help showing their goats at the fair. Lorelei knew basic showmanship through 4-H and decided to give it a try.  That was the turning point that would spark a life passion. Lorelei had goats in the past, an adorable, useless Sannen wether with huge horns that ate her mother's raspberry bushes and intimidated the UPS guy. After some pleading and persuading, her parents allowed her to buy the daughter of the doe she helped show.  Eastside Sunny became Lorele's first Nigerian Dwarf. Rasing dairy goats was something entirely new to the family and that was part of the appeal. Nigerians were much smaller, easier to handle and everyone wanted to try some homemade cheese! No more being compared to her older sisters, this project was entirley hers. This was how Coyote Kidz was created.
       Coyote Kidz is still a small herd but it’s hard to grow when you’re moving around for school and work. Our goal now is to settle down in Bozeman, MT to build a medium scale dairy of around 20-30 milking does for cheese production. We have kept olny a few does over the years and plan to use them now as a solid foundation, breeding very carefuly for improvement with every new generation.        
     Lorelei volunteers to help 4-H groups in Gallatin and Park County and judges 4-H shows across Western Montana. She is never done learning and is active with the American Dairy Goat Association. She is working towards a judging license for sanctioned shows on a national level with the intent of bringing a deeper knowledge base, more resources and connections back to Montana.
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The name Coyote Kidz and Coyote Creek Dairy remain sentimental as Lorelei’s father passed away just before the holidays in 2014. 
Lorelei's niece, Trinity, now shows goats in the Bitterroot for one of her 4-H projects, as an extension of Coyote Kidz . 
Her oldest sister continues her ventures with  eventing horses and the family manages the beautiful artwork left behind.
Whether it’s horses, goats or paintings, this is and always will be a family business! 
Happy Healthy Goats Equals Delicious Wholesome Milk!
Goats are pickier than the common misconception of
"everything but a tin can". Dairy goats need good quality feed to keep them healthy with the highest levels of potential production. What a goat eats also affects what their milk tastes like.
We are trying to raise healthy high producing animals so nutrition is very important. Everyone has their own tips and tricks to herd management but these are a few things we do that work well for our goats.

  • We try for 16% or higher protein textured sweet feed for all milking does and dry C.O.B. for bucks and kids, with black oil sunflower seed mixed in to supliment nutrients and fiber.
  • We feed free choice hay about 70/30 grass alfalfa mix depending on the time of year
  • Several types of free choice supplements including Calf Manna goat mineral, Redmond Natural Salt licks, Rocky Mountian Livestock Mineral and Baking Soda
  • We treat our water with Apple Cider Vinegar to help balance the pH and we find it helps to keep the water buckets clean. This also is handy at shows when the water may be different, the vineger keeps the flavor the same and the goats stay hydrated. 

We don’t give out too many treats because the girls can pack on extra weight really easy. Sometimes we will treat our goats with things like black oil sunflower seeds or trimmings from trees and shrubs.
For shows and small bribery we like plain dried banana chips and peanuts, plus the people can eat those too!
We are proud members of the American Dairy Goat Association.
We show and register our goats through ADGA.

Some of our does are registered AGS from when we first started but we prefer the resources and educational opotunities provided by ADGA and now primarly use the one registry.
Sammy is our hired help, although we're not sure how much help he actually is! He is a miniature Australian Shepherd and nicely proportionate to our miniature goats. He is really great with the kids and very protective over the herd. Sammy loves getting the leftover milk and whey on his kibble and everyone always comments on how shiny and soft his coat is! Oh to be a spoiled dog...
We are not an "organic" dairy.  Why? Because the logistics work well if you're growing plants...animals not so much. We take the general well being of our goats very seriously and try to keep our herd free of pests, irritants and diseases. We are also located in an area where several types of disease carrying bugs and wildlife (mostly deer) regularly come through our pasture so biosecurity is a top priority. 

  • We vaccinate yearly for those parasites common in our area and use medication for flea, tick and lice prevention. 
  • Montana State law has strict regulations when traveling (for shows and in & out of state) to protect the wildlife & livestock within the state.
  • We do not attach the tags but have a scrapies tag  and ID for each animal. 
  • We test regularly for CAE, CL and Johne's disease.
  • New goats are thoroughly inspected before introduction to ensure herd health and no new germs are brought in.
  • If an emergency situation arises, we will use antibiotics to treat or prevent infections in serious injuries. In the 10+ years of Coyote Kidz, antibiotics have only been used twice. Once for injuries received from a dog bite on a wether and once for a doe who had an emergency C-section....knock on wood.

All of our goats are more than producers, they are family. To maintain "organic" status you must remove or destroy animals treated with vaccines or antibiotics, but we chose to put our animals welfare first. If its treatable we treat it and if it's prevantable we want to do our best to prevent it. 
Once we have advanced enough treatment options for organic animals we will galdy become cirtified organic. We try to feed and maintain things in as natural and holistic way as possible to keep all the kids happy and healthy!