Newland Nubians - Since 1987
Purebred registered Nubian dairy goat breeder
Occasional DHIR & Linear Appraisal
Located near Roanoke, Blacksburg, Covington & Lynchburg, Virginia and Lewisburg, West Virginia
Within driving distance of
Last updated: 8-9-16

Catherine & Andy Sizer
State Route 42
New Castle, VA 24127
(540) 904-4444

Welcome to our farm!

Below are some candid pictures.
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Welcome to the Newland Nubians milk dairy goat breeder home page, owned and managed by Catherine Sizer.  I have been breeding Nubian dairy milk goats since the mid eighties.  I've been drinking their rich, delicious fresh raw goat milk since I was nine years old - old enough to milk my first doe twice a day every day.  The first time I showed my own goats in an ADGA sanctioned show was in 1995.  I have lots of pictures of my Nubians for you to enjoy. There is a Nubian senior doe page, and Nubian buck page, and a Nubian kids and dry yearling page. Should you be interested in Nubian dairy milk goats that I have for sale, please check out the for sale page. There is information on how I take care of my goats on the care program page, and you might also want to check out the goat milk soap page too. Thanks for coming & check back soon for updates, I keep my site regularly updated.


My name is Catherine Sizer, and I am proud to be the owner and breeder of these gorgeous Nubian dairy goats. I fell in love with these extraordinarily intelligent, personality-filled creatures when I was nine years old. My husband, Andy Sizer, co-owns the goats and helps with their care (and happily drinks the fresh raw goat milk, eats cheeses, cheesecake, ice cream, etc). By the way, don't expect me to look this good when you come out to the farm, the goats are usually cleaner than I am (laugh). Plus this picture was taken a long time ago and I'm not that young any more!!!

Here are my top five important things I breed for:
1) Temperament
2) Ability to milk through
3) SOUND conformation
4) Hardiness
5) "everything else"

As a breeder, I have goals. They may or may not be the same as your goals. If you want to place high at nationals, I'm probably not the breeder for you. If you want a top-ten milker, I don't strive for top-ten records. If you want only Nubians which appraise 90 or higher, I don't breed for that either. And I most certainly do not breed for any particular color or color pattern.

What I do like is a doe who doesn't scream or act nutty. I like a doe who can hold a consistent production level for sometimes years at a time. Even if she doesn't peak at a gallon a day, if she can hit around a half gallon a day a year after she freshened, she's the doe for me. I like goats who don't have flaws which would in any way impede their ability to get out in the pasture and forage or produce quality milk. I like a doe who doesn't require a lot of chemical deworming, special feed, or intensive management. And I do have a thing for good breed characer too.
Me and my kids.
Little Man, my sweetheart 5-1987 to 9-2000

This was my first love, Little Man.  He was the first goat I ever bottle fed.  He was a very large goat, however, he was the most gentle and good tempered animal you'd ever care to work with.  He was a retired champion cart goat, having been undefeated at the Virginia State Fair for the three years I took him.  Not too bad for a Nubian, who many consider difficult to train.  One year, I took him to the fair and decided to take another goat in cart class.  I drove his granddaughter who I thought would be faster.  There was a girl there who was in 4-H and showed goats that wanted to drive him, so I let her.  She had never driven a goat cart before.  Well lo and behold old Little Man and the girl driving him beat me!  I guess he was jealous!  He sure showed me!

Little Man

This is Karen making an example of one of the mischievous things that goats like to do.  I tried to tell her that diesel exhaust is hazardous to her health, but she refused to leave the tractor alone!  She liked cigarette smoke and beer, too.  This justifies the old saying "Party animal". Karen has been gone for quite some time now but I still miss her. Her bloodline still flows strong in my herd.

Karen sniffing exhaust fumes.

This is our view from our bedroom window.  It's sure pretty here, just don't try to get up our steep driveway without four wheel drive after it snows!

Our view.

Someone snuck this picture of me getting the does in my old trailer.  We are getting ready to go to a goat show. The trailer and truck are long gone but I still have that sweater and sweatpants! Go figure.  

I don't get the ladies out like I used to, but if you see me at a show, come say hello!



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Going to the fair.

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