Quicksilver Farms Dairy Goats



Quicksilver Farms started out as a 150 acre cattle ranch and quarter horse breeding facility in Alabama in 1994.  We purchased a small Jersey cow from an Amish farm in Tennessee, but as a family we kept getting stomach aches from the milk.  Back then we used a pasteurizer with no understanding that we were killing the enzymes and ruining the perfect vitamin and mineral content of raw milk.  So, we sold our little Jersey cow and purchased our first Nubian dairy goats in 1998, thinking that goat milk would be better for us than cow milk.  Jay developed degenerative disc disease and in 1999 we closed our busy medical practice and relocated to Southern Idaho. 


As Jay's health continued to fail despite the best medical care, we started doing research on nutrition (something not taught extensively in medical school).  He spent many months in bed with severe back pain, for which pain medication did little to alleviate.  Two spinal surgeries did little to relieve the discomfort and when a third was suggested, he told his orthopedic surgeon no.  To make a long story short, through better nutrition and hydration with pure water, Jay has slowly healed over the years so that he does not live in continual pain.  Raw dairy products have been a central focus in our journey as a family to healing of chronic illness and building our immune systems.  We've had to totally re-educate ourselves as a family in regards to raw foods and native nutrition and have come to the realization (along with so many other families) that conventional medicine does not have all the answers.


Over the years we've raised purebred Nubians, Alpines, Nigerian Dwarves and registered experimental standard sized dairy goats.  Genetics of each breed have included some of the very best bloodlines in the nation. 

 We love collecting antiques, especially those related to vintage dairy, canning and kitchen items.  We're really excited about our 'new' Surge milking machine and look forward to the restoration project!

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Dr. & Mrs. Jay (Julie) Quilligan