Team Blissberry celebrating a Senior BIS win at the MN State Fair
Team Blissberry celebrating a Senior BIS win at the MN State Fair

Thank you for visiting our website!  We hope you enjoy getting to know our herd!  We love chatting about goats and look forward to meeting new dairy goat breeders as well as spending time with our dairy goat friends.  We’ve been incredibly fortunate to have been blessed with beautiful friendships.  We wouldn’t be where we are today without the love, support and encouragement from our amazing, dedicated friends and fellow breeders, Megan Okeson, Josh and Levi Campbell, Jenna Petesch, Krista Senn Myers and the late Karen Senn.  We love you all so much!

Malibu and Sara on the day she finished her championship
Malibu and Sara on the day she
finished her championship.
Levi and Sara at the Wine & Cheese reception
Levi and Sara at the Wine & Cheese reception.
Josh and Sara having fun showing goats!
Josh and Sara having fun
showing goats!
Dan resting with one of his special girls
Dan resting with one of his special girls.
Megan and Sara at the 2012 ADGA National Show
Megan and Sara at the 2012 ADGA National Show.
Dan & Blanco
Dan & Blanco

I (Sara) started the Blissberry herd in 1998 with a single Saanen doe.  Shortly after, I got my first Nubian and it was love at first sight… the rest, as they say, is now history!  Dan’s first love was a pet wether named Blanco who was half Nubian and half Oberhasli.  A few years later he started breeding Oberhasli and they become his passion.  Dan and I met at the 2010 ADGA National Show (although we do have differing opinions on how that first meeting went!) and in early 2012, Dan moved his small Oberhasli herd to Minnesota to join the Nubians… I guess you could say that he was always meant to have both breeds!

LA day 2016: our 6 new EX92 does!
2016 Linear Appraisal Day: Our 6 new EX92 does!

I have been obsessed with animals my entire life.  Growing up I had a couple parakeets, lots of fish, pet rats, a few rabbits, a boa constrictor, iguanas and my parents even let me have a dog.  I didn’t grow up on a farm but got here as fast as I could!  I’ve worked with my parents at our family transportation company for the past 21 years and am so grateful to have a job that’s flexible with my goat schedule!  Dan grew up in Northern California and was the 5th generation to be born and raised on his family’s cattle ranch.  At one time or another, Dan has raised and bred about every furry or feathered animal possible; from not only a large, thriving beef cattle herd of his own, but horses, llamas, all different types of poultry, ring neck doves, fancy mice and Mini Lop rabbits as well.  He graduated with honors from Chico State University in 2010 with a degree in Agriculture and an emphasis on Animal Science.

Kitty love!Kitty Love!

Our passion and focus at Blissberry is obviously our beloved dairy goat herd but to further diversify our farm, we raise a variety of other animals as well.  We have a handful of Ayrshire dairy cows we milk, a small Angus beef herd and a flock of laying hens.   Each year we raise a couple batches of broiler chickens for butcher along with 3 pigs that we raise on goat milk.  We also raise Blue and Broken Blue Satin rabbits.  In addition, we trust the safety of our herd to the Great Pyrenees Livestock Guardian Dogs that we breed and raise.  We have several rescue barn cats that keep any rodent or bird from entering their territory!

Annabelle with her Angus heifer calf
Annabelle with her Angus heifer calf
Stella
Stella, our Great Dane
Dottie
Dottie, our "Fug"

Along with the menagerie of farm animals, we share our lives with several treasured pets as well.  I have a love affair with Great Danes and I’m always on the lookout for any Dane who needs rescuing.  Currently we have my beautiful old lady, Stella.  We also have a sweet, crazy, kooky “Fug” (our Frenchie x Pug cross that Dan affectionately created a breed name for), Dottie, and Charlie, our “supposed to be a lab but it looks like the neighbor’s retriever is the sire” rescue.  Our home is also run by Oscar, our African Grey parrot who tolerates only me!

Charlie, our milking partner
Charlie, our milking partner
Oscar, our African Grey Parrot
Oscar, our African Grey Parrot

Contact:

Blissberry Nubians
P.O. Box 191
Alexandria, MN 56308

Phone: (320) 763-9399

contactus@blissberry.com

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