Goat Sales & Reservation Policy
Our mission is to breed and produce animals which precisely conform to the Nigerian Dwarf Breed standard, including appropriate height and tremendous milking ability. While pedigree is a consideration, our breeding choices are driven by pairing the best Nigerian DWARF physical attributes with proven successful milking genetics. While we do not show and compete heavily due to our goat milk soap business, we do breed for properly conformed and highly productive udders with excellent capacity. After all, top quality milk is key to our success! We compete in approximately 3- 4 shows per year, perform linear appraisal and do a 1 Day milk test every year on the farm. We do plan to compete in the 2021 National Dairy Goat Championship show in Louisville, KY, July 16 – 24th, 2021.
We maintain a reservation list for kids. There is no fee to be on the list. A Deposit is due once the chosen kid is born. If you change your mind, we simply move to the next person on the list. Kids are available for pickup between 8 and 12 weeks of age. If the buyers are experienced, they may be released earlier. Kids that are not picked up as scheduled will incur a boarding fee of $5.00 per day, per animal. Reservations on adult animals will be held for 30 days to allow for pickup. After 30 days, a boarding fee of $5.00 per day per animal will be assessed.
We will continually strive to evaluate every animal in our barn with the goal to improve each successive generation. We currently perform CAE testing twice a year. Our entire herd has tested CAE, CL & Johnnes free and we will be posting 2020 results this fall. We participate in routine fecal testing and have a strict sanitation program in place for both herd health & milk safety.
2021 Procreation Calculation (goat kidding schedule)
Our 2021 Proposed Goat Kidding Schedule is shown below. We reserve the right to make changes to this schedule and as owners, may retain any animal we choose. A non-refundable deposit is required to hold a kid once it has been born, however, you may reserve a kid at no charge until birth. The timing of a kid’s release is dependent on its health and the experience of the buyer. Current goat owners may take a kid at a very early age, however, we recommend first-time goat owners wait till the kids are at least 8 weeks of age. For those kids traveling by airline, we must observe airline guidelines regarding age and all temperature restrictions due to the time of year.
We cannot guarantee that a particular doe will conceive (settle) or will have the desired sex of kid you are hoping for. If your reserved doe does not produce the requested sex, you may switch your reservation to another doe IF ONE IS AVAILABLE.
We also cannot guarantee that all kids will attain championship status. Once a kid leaves our farm, it is the owner’s responsibility to provide the needed care and attention to create a future champion. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via the Contact US page.