I keep reading, twice in the past week or so, about now Nigerians give so much milk. Someone said three to four quarts a day. Someone else said 1/2 to 1 gallon per day. I just wanted to be clear on what we're talking about since I spent a number of years correcting an initial bad decision to go with Nigerians as family milkers. Don't get me wrong, there are some outstanding Nigerian goats out there, but they don't come cheap or easy. And just how outstanding can a Nigerian Dwarf get? The ALL TIME BREED LEADER FOR MILK PRODUCTION in Nigerian Dwarfs gave 1601 pounds over a 305 day lactation. That's an average of about 5 and a quarter pounds a day. A little over half a gallon. The ALL TIME BREED RECORD FOR A ONE-DAY TEST is 6.2 pounds, or just over 3 quarts. These are the very best animals ever tested in the entire country. So I think it's safe to say you aren't going to be averaging 1/2 to 1 gallon a day from a Nigerian. In fact, based on my own experience, if you get more than two to three cups per milking for the first couple of freshenings, you'll be doing very well. And usually, because of teat size, it takes pretty much the same amount of time to milk a Nigerian as it does to milk a larger goat. I just wanted to make that clear so people can actually know what they're looking at when they decide on a breed.