"Celebrating Our 18th Year of Goating!"
Breeder of the 2011 AGS National Champion Sr. Doe
CH/MCH/PGCH Kaapio Acres Black Pearl
Home of the 2011 AGS National Reserve Champion Jr. Doe
Kaapio Acres HH Honey Dew
***** Special Announcement*****
2012 marks our 18th year of breeding and raising Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats and we are celebrating!! It has been an awesome adventure but it is also going to be the year of a bitter sweet moment for us. Due to circumstances beyond our control and our ever changing life experiences, we are finding that we will have to step back from being the "hands on" goat enthusiasts we have loved being over the years. We will be stepping behind the scenes of Kaapio Acres and handing the reins over to the very capable hands of Jackie and Bill Bouwkamp, of Caprine Acres in Shelby, Michigan. Jackie and Bill will be leasing our herd for the time being. We will still be active in mentoring and helping with the planning of activities concerning the Kaapio Acres animals. So with that said, we wish for an awesome goating adventure for Caprine Acres! We are confident that we will see many improvements with each kidding season. We would also like to encourage our past, present and future customers to visit Jackie and Bill in Shelby and watch their website at www.caprineacres.com for exciting things to come. God Bless each and every one of you and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!
Hi there, welcome to Kaapio Acres! We are so happy you are here! Let me introduce you. I, Deena and my husband Ward are the owners here at Kaapio Acres. We are really excited to share with you our adventure in the wonderful world of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats! And what an adventure it has been for us over the years. 2012 has arrived and we are celebrating our 18th year enjoying our goating experience!
I would like to share some facts about us with you, that we hope you will find interesting. There are two questions that we are asked frequently, "Why Kaapio?" and "What does it mean?" Our farm was named in memory of our heritage, some of our family members came from Finland. Kaapio is the finnish word for Dwarf. Kaapio Acre's was established in 1995, although we started raising miniature goats in 1994. We had decided that with ten acres, we had plenty of room to share. In came our extended family, a couple of Nigerian Dwarf dairy goat kids and a couple of Pygmy kids. Within the first year we had formed a love for the Nigerian Dwarf, and knew that this was the breed for us. So we found good homes for our Pygmys and proceeded to work with the Nigerian Dwarf, learning all we could about them. Nearly 18 years later, and a couple of changes in locations, we are still at it and the goats are doing an awesome job for us!
We have come a long way since we first started breeding Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. We have accomplished much over the years....
We have taken our nigerians to many titles and even a few National titles. As recently as last year's show season, CH/MCH/PGCH Kaapio Acre's Black Pearl has won the AGS 2011 National Champion Sr. Doe title as well as permanent champion titles in ADGA, AGS and NDGA. Kaapio Acres HH Honey Dew won the 2011 AGS National Reserve Champion Jr. Doe title. She has also chalked up a Best in Show Jr. Doe win against the big girls! Also at the 2011 AGS Nationals, we won Best Sr. Doe Get-a-Sire group, 2 place Lincoln Dairy Herd and 2nd place Jr. Doe group. CH/MCH/PGCH Gay-Mor B Lacewing's Parsley and CH/MCH/PGCH Kaapio Acres Scarlet have earned their permanent Champion titles in ADGA, AGS and NDGA. To our knowledge, they were the first among a very few Nigerian does to accomplish this in 2007. Kaapio Acres BB Red Butt'er won his AGS National title in 2003. CH/MCH/PGCH Gay-Mor B Lacewing's Parsley has also won her NDGA National Champion Sr. Doe title in 2007 along with CH/MCH/PGCH Little Tot's Estate Callilily who took the NDGA National Reserve Champion Sr. Doe title home with her. We have several animals with either Champion, (ADGA), Master Champion,(AGS) and/or Permanent Grand Champion, (NDGA), titles. Black Pearl won Best Jr. Doe in Show in 2008 at an ADGA sanctioned show. Quite an accomplishment considering she was competing against the full sized dairy goats. Our animals have also won many Grand Champion and Reserve Champion rosettes along with Best Udder awards at the shows. We've placed three does 1st, 3rd and 5th in Michigan's 2002 DHI Awards and Moondancer placed well in the "2002 American Goat Society's Top Ten". We consider ourselves blessed and are very thankful to be able to see all of our work come to fruition. Although many of our foundation animals as well as some of the animals that we bred are residing in their new homes, we will never forget them or how they performed for us over the years. They will live on in their offspring here at Kaapio Acres and we are thrilled with that fact!
There are always new and exciting things happening here at
To learn more about our Nigerians, please feel free to explore our website. If we can answer any questions for you, or help you with anything, please feel free to contact us. Enjoy looking around!
P.S. We try to regularly update our site so feel free to check back often!
Last update: 3/15/2013
"Kidding Season is in full spring for the Kaapio Acres herd!!!" We could not be more pleased, the kids that are hitting the ground are nothing short of gorgeous!! Please remember, Caprine Acres is leasing our herd so contact Jackie Bouwkamp, (her contact info is on the sale page), if you are interested in purchasing animals from any Kaapio Acre's animal. And of course, you are always welcome to contact us anytime with inquiries or questions.
We're baaaaack!! In Michigan that is! Yes, after a hectic past five years, we are finally settled into our permanent residence in Midland, Michigan. It feels good to be back in the palm of God's hand print! We are looking forward to hanging out with our old friends and excited to meet new ones at the shows here in the mid-west. Our e-mail and phone contact information are still the same. We are thankful for all of the support our family and friends gave to us. Each and every one of you are a special blessing to us!
And please remember to feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions or you just want to participate in some goat talk! We'd love to hear from you!