Sheep and Goats
|Whispering Pines Farm, Dairy and Cheesery|
specializes in breeding and sales for fiber, meat and milk
Whispering Pines is known for its teaching, leadership and Christian outreach ministry in our community. Most people know about our riding academy, Bible studies, programs for specials needs children, Therapeutic riding and vocational programs for high school students with Autism, but many people don’t know about our sheep and goat programs.
What started as a few pet type additions to be used in our live nativity 15 years ago, has grown into a unique division for a growing market for sustainable family farms. We help families learn about the uses, care, and qualities as well as the natures of sheep and goats.
Debbie Webster is the President and Regional director of SC sheep industry which is part of the American Sheep Industry.
The Dairy and Cheese making Facility
We see a growing interest in the dairy aspect of sheep and goats. For our family, we have been making cheese for years for family and friends, but thought it was time to sell to the public. We've started a DHEC approved and licensed Grade A Raw Milk Dairy for Goat and sheep milks as well as a licensed cheese making facility. We have the only licensed sheep milk dairy in all of SC! We make a wonderful variety of dairy products ranging from yogurt, hard, soft, and spreadable cheeses to the middle east favorite- Lebany.
We share our love for the animals and the lost ‘art’ of shepherding with the Biblical principles that change lives through bible camp in the summer and classes, tours and events throughout the year.
Our sheep are high quality, well handled and registered show stock. Sheep have 3 main divisions or uses. Most people think of the meat, some think of wool (or fiber) uses, but few know about the incredible dairy ability that some sheep possess.
Our main breed is the East Fresian Dairy sheep, which is by far the greatest milk producer in the sheep industry and their wool has all kinds of uses as well.
Our second division is Tunis American Heritage breed, known for their quality fleeces as well as their world acclaimed lambs.
We have some mix breeds that can become great pets. Sheep can help keep a pasture clean and they don’t have the tendency to climb on structures as much as goats.
Most lambs are born in the spring of the year. If you’re interested in starting with sheep, we recommend that you begin by getting a few lambs. You will need to get your deposits in early- before the lambs are born. Its a first-come basis. Baby Lambs and a few ewes in Milk available this spring. text Debbie for prices and availability- 864-360-3222. last year, we started 18 new producers in 5 states! we sold over 100 sheep and lambs!! we have mentoring as long as you need help!
Our goats range from unique purebred to pet quality. We have so many breeds of goats.
- The fun loving pet pygmy.
- Nigerian with blue eyes!
- Our heavy milking breeds- Saanen, Nubian and the mini division too.
The idea of mini is relatively new, with a smaller size animal, the feed/milk ratio is unbelievable. As for the milk that comes from a goat, any mammal can survive on goats milk. We have goats for sale now!! text Debbie for current availability and prices- 864-360-3222
Why get a goat?
Some people want to acquire goats as companions for the family, or for a pasture that has become overrun with weeds, but the goat has always been used to calm a nervous race (or show) horse as well as be a friend to an orphaned foal.
Many people sell sheep and goats on the internet, but we stay the course- teaching, following up and being available for questions well after the animals leave our property. If you invest in sheep or goats with us, we want you and the animals to prosper and will help you to do it.
We hold monthly seminars at Whispering Pines.
- Sheep 101 with an emphasis on
- Spinning- learn how to use sheep wool,
- Spring lambing.
- Cheese making classes
- Advanced healthcare for Small Ruminants
Check the Event calendar for upcoming events.