Your New Goats

Goat vitals, hoof trimming, common issues, vaccinations/worming, what to expect with your buck, and correct feed. 

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Kid Sales Policy

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Deposits/Reserving Kids

As the breeder, I reserve the right to retain any kid, regardless of any outside reservations. I will try to note this ahead of time if I plan to reserve a kid from a specific pairing. 

We do not require a depisit to reserve a kid for a specific pairing. If you would like to be on the list please contact me and let me know.

Once you are notified of your available choice, you have 10 days to send $100 non-refundable deposit to hold the kid until weaning. We accept Paypal, check, money order, or cash. If deposit is not received the animal will go back up for sale. If you later decide you no longer want the goat, you will forfiet the deposit. Kid/s must be picked up within a week of weaning unless other arrangments have been made ahead of time. If the goat is not picked up and I can not reach you, the goat may be placed back up for sale and the depsit will be forfieted. PLEASE STAY IN TOUCH

Deposits will be returned only if:

- animal becomes sick or dies when in my care

- it is in the best interest of the animal or myself to forfiet the sale. 

I reserve the right to refuse to sell to any buyer for any reason

When buying from out of state, it is up to the buyer to know all regulations and if a health certificate is needed. If one is needed it will be at an additional cost to the buyer.


Cost's

Registered Does: $300-450 Breed dependant

Registered Bucks: $300-450 Breed dependant

Unregistered Does: $150-250 Breed dependant

Unregistered Bucks: $150-200 Breed dependant

Wethers: $150

Tattoo

All goats born at Great River Ranch will be tattoo'd with the exception of wethers. These tattoo's will either be registered with MGR, ADGA, or the Scrapie program specifically. (Every breeding goat is required to be tagged/tattooed/microchipped for the scrapie program)

Disbudding/Banding

Great River Ranch may not disbud all kids. If you would like your kid disbuded, you will need to request this and make a depost on the kid of your choice. Male kids will be castrated when they are weaned at 12 weeks unless noted to stay bucks. We prefer the Burdizzo or Ritchey Nipper method. This method involves a clamp like tool which crushes the spermatic cord and blood vessels leading to the testicles. The effect is to prevent blood reaching the testicles so they gradually wither away and die. This is a bloodless, quick recovery method, and it allows us to be able to do the procedure at an older age so the uterers are more mature.

Registering

All quality animals will be registered at Great River Ranch.

We do sell non-registered animals also

Delivering/Pick up

Delivering/meeting may be arranged for the cost of gas.

Pick up day will be arranged between GRR and the buyer. Goats will be ready at 8-12 weeks and must be paid in full before pick up. If making final payment at pick up it must be cash only.

Odds and Ends

* NO SINGLE GOAT SALES unless you already have a herd, no exceptions.

* We are not responsible for goats or kids once they leave our farm

* Do not bring your dog to our farm when you come to visit or pick up your kid/goat

* Please schedule a time to come and visit and play with your new family member, we welcome guests. 

* When visiting, for the safety of our animals, please leave your barn shoes/jackets at home. I will provide them if needed. Thank you for your understanding and helping to protect all animal.