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 deposit 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 on registered goats and $50 non-refundable on unregistered goats to hold the kid until weaning. We accept Venmo, 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 arrangements have been made ahead of time after that boarding fees will be applied.
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
Placing our animals is a serious endeavor and please be prepared to answer questions about your facilities, health program, current stock, and any other inquiries to ensure our sweet goats have a long, happy and productive life in their new homes.
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 -subject to change without notice
Registered Does: Varies Breed dependant
Registered Bucks: Varies Breed dependant
Unregistered Does: $150-250 Breed dependant
*Discounts for repeat buyers and the purchase of multiple goats. We
All goats born at Great River Ranch will be tattoo'd. These tattoo's will either be registered with MGR, ADGA, or the Scrapie program specifically.
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.
All quality animals will be registered at Great River Ranch.
We do sell non-registered animals also
As responsible breeders of quality animals we are comfortable that all our herd members are sound physically and genetically. However, once an animal leaves the property there are NO guarantees outside of genetic defects that would not be the results of buyer mismanagement. Upon leaving our care the health and well being of the goat is solely the responsibility of the buyer. No returns will be accepted under any circumstances for the protection of the health of our herd and in accordance with our bio-security measures. A health certificate can be provided by request at the buyer's expense.
Delivering/meeting may be arranged for the cost of gas. In the event a buyer needs an animal shipped those arrangements are the responsibility of the buyer. All costs associated, included any veterinary papers needed for transport, are the responsibility of the buyer.
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.
Our goats are like family. Because of this we expect our buyers to be responsible and capable of caring for goats. Please make sure you have: a basic 1st aid kit with appropriate antibiotics, contact with a reliable vet, safe/appropriate accommodations including housing and fencing, proper feed/mineral/supplements, hoof trimming shears, and at least a beginning knowledge of caring for goats. We are happy to lend our expertise and knowledge; never hesitate to ask us questions. Our goal is healthy goats and happy customers!
* 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.