Policy

SALES POLICY

*Please Note: We reserve the right to retain any kid born on our farm for any reason.  All Sales Final, No Refunds or Exchanges*

CAE Negative Herd tested in August of 2016!   No cases of CL or Johnes.   And Ohio is Tuberculosis and Brucellosis free per the USDA.

We do not sell goats for meat. Our goats are pets, breeding or potential show stock only. We will not sell a goat to a home where it will live alone. Goats are very social herd animals, and need to be with other goats. Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats are extremely loving and affectionate animals and the rewards to good care are healthy, happy goats and rich, delicious, nutritious milk! We will work closely with people that are fairly new to goats, however, we reserve the right to refuse any sale when we don’t feel our goats will receive anything but quality care. If you know nothing at all about goats, for the welfare of the animals, we urge you to do some research on goat care before making your first purchase. Raising Goats for Dummies is a great book to have on hand.

Our kids are Dam raised and can leave the farm around eight weeks old, unless there are special circumstances. Our pricing includes CDT vaccinating, tattooing, disbudding, deworming, hoof trimming, and wethering (if applicable). If you are from out of state, a vet health certificate can be provided at the buyers expense.

Please download our sales contract for more information.

 

KID PRICING POLICY

We are working hard to connect with quality breeders to improve our herd to better serve those interested in Nigerian Dwarf ownership.   Investing in strong milk and show genetics is a great way to start!  Prices subject to change but this is our general policy….

$300       BASE Price for ADGA registerable kids

Additional investment costs may be added for…..

Kids Dam or Buck has an ADGA or Fair Show win of 1st Place, Reserve Grand Champion, Grand Champion or Best of Breed or Best of Show

Kids Dam or Buck  is an ADGA Finished Champion (from winning ADGA Grand Champion 2x)

Kids Dam or Buck has a Linear Appraisal (LA) Score of 84 or higher

Breeders pay to be in the LA program to learn how to improve their herd.  Animals are given category designations for General
Appearance, Dairy Character, Body Capacity and Mammary System (not in bucks) and a numerical Final Score.

1. EXCELLENT 90 points or more
2. VERY GOOD 85 to 89 points
3. GOOD PLUS 80 to 84 points
4. ACCEPTABLE 70 to 79 points
5. FAIR 60 to 69 points
6. POOR 59 points or lower

Kids Dam has  *D (AGS) DHIR Milk Testing and/or *M (ADGA) DHIR Milk Testing
Numbers (2*M or 4*D) note the # generations that met milking requirements

Kids Buck has *B/*S or +B/+S
*Stars on bucks are earned by virtue of parents with production records meeting ADGA minimums
+Pluses on bucks are earned by virtue of offspring meeting ADGA requirements

 

HERD MANAGEMENT POLICY

We got into raising Goats because it was fun and we love animals.  So a lot of daily TLC goes into caring for them and learning how to best manage their health and productivity.  We do as much of their care ourselves and have goat mentors and relationships with local Vets that support us.

 

Daily health and condition checks

Does graze on pasture grass daily

Bucks graze on woodland grass, leaves and shrubage daily

Quality Square Bail Hay during the winter

Grain – before and during breeding season, before and during kidding season, and when milking

Highland Naturals Heritage NON GMO goat feed 16% Protein (corn, soybean, oats, sunflower seed, molasses, kelp, alfalfa meal, vitamins and minerals)

Summit Dehydrated Alfalfa pellets mixed into Grain

Free Choice Baking Soda

Free Choice Kelp

Free Choice Loose Minerals

CDT Vaccination

  • 2cc Does Annually or 1 month before kidding
  • 2cc Bucks/Wethers Annually
  • 2cc kids at 4 and 8 weeks of age

Selenium and Vit E Gel – 2 weeks before kidding or as needed

Copper Bolusing – every 6 months

Ivomectin Wormer, Safeguard and Valbrezen as needed for worming via Fecal Testing

Dimethox 12.5% or Noble Goat Feed to treat Coccidia as needed via Fecal Testing

Hoof Trimming every 30-60 days