I am starting to work on the schedule for 2020 breedings. This year I have decided to try something a little different. I have separated the herd into two groups: milkers and showers. My primary focus remains milking but I have also noticed that one of my lines has been developing animals with relatively good show potential. In order for them to be on their game I am having them kid a little later to be ready for the shows. My milker line is going to kid earlier. They truly are my work horse does and want I to have them kid earlier to get our supply back. My "showers" are still going to be on milk test and linear appraisal. As for sires this year I am using more than I normally do, going with breedings that I know have worked as well as hopefully introducing the "next generation" to a few new prospects. The new bucks still possess similar lines to my animals but also will hopefully help with some weaknesses.
That being said, when it comes to goats, we can plan, but who the heck knows if the animals will cooperate.
Kid Sales There will be several kids available this spring as there is no way I can keep everything. If you are interested in a breeding you can contact me. I generally haven't been taking deposits on kids in advance as it can get too complicated. Once a kid is on the ground I am willing to take deposits. There are some breedings that I will be giving priority to people that participate in milk test and linear appraisal. I will probably have a few adult does for sale this year as well.
Entire Herd Tested Negative for CAE and Johnes 2019. I am happy to share all results.
DAM SIRE Due Date/ Notes: Helderberg TB Rapunzel 1*M Breezy Farms Lucky's Crush *B Breezy Farms Dancing Nancy 1*M DesertNanny BE Dubliner Style +*B possibly bred 8/29 Alethia SHH Moonpie Sinai Thunder Han Solo *B Breezy Farms HH Meet Virginia Breezy Farms Lucky's Crush *B Breezy Farms HH #41 Breezy Farms Lucky's Crush*B possibly bred 8/29 (crush)
Breezy Farms Soo Dam Lucky 8*M Sinai Thunder Hark The Herald *B Breezy Farms Pig DesertNanny BE Dubliner Style +*B Breezy Farms HH Proudest Monkey Sinai Thunder Han Solo *B Breezy Farms Quick Silver Sinai Thunder Han Solo *B *** possibly bred for early kids. Breezy Farms Delila May Stay Dry or Han Solo *B Breezy Farms Jane Sinai Thunder Han Solo *B Sinai Thunder O Harmony Sinai Thunder Hark the Herald ** possibly bred for early kids.
Sales Policy: This is just the bare bones of the sales policy. Reservations: If you are interested in a specific breeding, contact me and I can arrange reservations. I have decided that $50 down on a reservation is sufficient. I will save it for you and give you a refund if we can’t give the desired sex/breeding or it I can also work with you to find a similar breeding or compromise. I want to make a special note about bucks: In the event I decide to sell bucks and there is a buyer interested in a certain breeding, I will keep a buckling intact until 2 months. If the animal is not picked up at that time I reserve the right to band him. I have no desire to have more bucks around than I need! Please note: Most Bucks will be castrated.
I also reserve the right to retain any animal for our breeding program. Guarantee from me:
All goats will be free of disqualifying faults
I am happy to provide the health records of my animals when requested and will even give you my vet’s phone number if you want it. IF you are requesting something other than the standard tests that my vet recommends, I will have to request reimbursement.
I will disbud, give CD/T vaccine, tattoo, worm, and give coccidiosis treatment to animals I keep until weaning.
All animals on our farm are pulled from mom at birth and bottle fed with pasteurized milk. Since I test for Johnes right before our girls kid, I do not treat colostrum, I believe the benefits of colostrum out weigh any chance I may have of ruining it when I try to pasteurize or heat treat it.
Babies will be given colostrum only from their mothers. Once the doe is no longer producing colostrum, all milk given will be pasteurized.
If an emergency should develop we give artificial colostrum.
I will guarantee against defects with vet confirmation. Once the animal is off the farm, I can not guarantee its health.
Since we are a closed herd, we will not take an animal back once it’s been purchased and exposed to other animals.
Shipping: I will give a quote to the buyer about shipping and health certificates. I will confirm this with the buyer before the animal is considered reserved. The costs of shipping and health certificates are on the buyer. Bottle Babies: I am always looking to get our bottle babies off to their new farms as soon as possible, I will offer a negotiated discount for those that will pick up a reserved kid before it is weaned. ** I do expect goat kids to have left the farm by 2.5 months. If a reserved kid has not been picked up by that time, additional, prices will apply. If there is no response or negotiation, I will offer the kid for sale to a different buyer. In 2014 Breeding season: Price ranges from goats are going to be as follows (ballpark):
I plan on having does with registration range from $300-$500.
Bucks: $450. This is based on the special “hassle” buck kids can be, if you are interested in a buck this breeding season, contact me and I am ok with negotiating an agreement specific to the sale.
Wethers will be $75-$100. Please note, Wethers go fast.