Here is where we hope to address the most commonly asked questions about our herd to help you make a more informed decision!
-Do You Register your Goats?
YES! We register all of our BREEDABLE animals through a few registries. For our Miniature La Manchas, you will find registered animals through MDGA (Miniature Dairy Goat Association) and TMGR (The Miniature Goat Registry). Our La Manchas are registered or dual registered through ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association) and AGS (American Goat Society). We work hard to provide the best quality animals we can produce, and only offer registered breeding stock for sale.
Check out our Sales Page to see what we are currently offering for sale!
**WE DO NOT SELL GOATS FOR 'WEED CONTROL' or as COMPANIONS FOR HORSES/ LIVESTOCK OTHER THAN GOATS**
Do you show your goats?
I have had a lot of people ask, and the short sweet answer is NO. We do not show our goats, Most show venues are too far out of our way to drive/attend. Also, the risk of exposure/ introduction of disease to our herd FAR out weighs the current benefits. But more importantly, we simply don't have the time! Our homestead is a lifestyle not a "Hobby".
However, we firmly believe that maintaining a quality herd of Dairy goats is essential. And we plan on utilizing the tools that our registries provide (for all registered goat owners) that were designed to aid in maintaining the desired qualities of dairy goats around the country. Starting in 2017, our long awaited goal will be put into action, as we will be participating in milk testing, linear appraisal testing, and other programs. These tools do not involve the risk of exposure to sick animals, or carriers of contagious disease that could potentially be brought home and spread. Instead, these safer programs will provide us with valuable data that will help positively influence our future breeding plans. However, if you purchase a goat from us and DO show, we would LOVE to hear your results!
How about stud service?
As of 2013 we will be operating as a closed herd and do not offer stud service to outside does; even if you have purchased a goat from us. Sorry, but once a goat is off the property its health is no longer in our control, and we do not want to inadvertently introduce any diseases or parasites to the herd. For us no amount of money is worth the risk. If you purchase a mature doe and wish to have her bred before bringing her home, we can arrange to have her exposed to the buck of your choice for a small stud service fee.
*More information on our Sales Terms and Conditions HERE
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