OUR SALES AGREEMENT
By placing a deposit or purchasing an animal from us, you have indicated acceptance to the following agreement and terms:
- First off, we will always make sure our kids are of the best quality possible from that breeding before we sell. A kid with defects or undesirable traits will never be sold as a breeding animal and instead sold as a pet. We reserve the right to make this choice as we know our goats best and can recognize potential problems earlier.
- A non-refundable $100 deposit for does and bucks is required to hold the reservation.
- No deposit required for our pet/wether free wait list.
- Performance homes take preference over other reservations.
- A purchase from our herd does not guarantee a shoutout from our social media to yours.
- Breeding pairs may change and will be updated as does are confirmed bred.
- You may make as many reservations as you like but will need to pay a separate $100 deposit for each kid.
- Your deposit will go towards the payment of the goat. When a doe delivers, within the first few weeks, I will decide if the kid will be retained and then start going through the reservation list. When you are notified that a kid is available to you, full payment is due within 48 hours of notification. If final payment is not received within 48 hours, the deposit will be forfeited and kid will be sold to the next buyer on the wait list. If you decide not to purchase the kid you have reserved or cannot find transportation for your kid within a timely manner the deposit will be forfeited and the kid will be sold to the next buyer on the wait list. In this situation the deposit will not be refunded.
- However, if your reservation is not fulfilled for that year, you may choose to roll over the reservation to the following kidding season, transfer deposit to another open reservation or request a refund of your deposit.
- Shipping and transportation is at the buyers expense. Please consider your transportation needs before making a deposit or purchasing an animal. You will be notified shortly after birth if your reservation has been fulfilled. Most of our kids leave our farm at 8-10 weeks old. Please have your transportation plans in place by that time unless alternate plans have been arranged and approved by us.
- All of our goats are registered with the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA). We will register all doe and buck kids at our expense. We will provide a stamped duplicate certificate at time of pick up or shipping, with the full registration paperwork coming in the mail to you soon. Registration in any other registries is the buyer's responsibility. Pets/wethers are not registered.
- We will dis-bud all goat kids prior to selling.
- When purchasing a goat from Wolf Tree Ranch, you agree that we have the right of first refusal, at the original or fair price should you sell the goat at a later time. (aka please ask us first if we would like to buy back the goat before you sell)
- When placing a reservation, we have first option of retaining a kid before reservations are filled. We reserve the right to keep any kid(s) resulting from any of our breedings.
- We reserve the right to refuse any sale at anytime for any reason.
- Goats are herd animals and require the companionship of other goats. We will not sell goats to homes that don't already have goats unless you are purchasing more than one.
- Once an animal is sold and has left our property, they cannot be returned due to bio-securty.
- Once an animal is sold, we cannot guarantee it's future health, growth, production or quality. We have spent a small fortune on quality animals from excellent breeding lines and have gone above and beyond to keep them happy and healthy however we have no control of the gene combinations created. We will only sell healthy animals, once the animal has left our property we cannot be responsible for it's health.You are welcome to use any of our pictures from this website to promote an animal from our herd or their family with an attribute such as "courtesy of Wolf Tree Ranch". Although I appreciate all who email me to ask permission, it is not necessary.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We live in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona.
- HOW MUCH ARE YOUR BABY GOATS?
They range from $250 as wethers (castrated males) to $1000 as our highest quality milking doelings. It depends on the goat and its milking & champion genetics.
- DO YOU SHIP BABY GOATS?
Shipping on average will be an additional $500-$700. We are willing to coordinate with you for ground transport, as long as you do all of the work to arrange it & pay for it. There are various ground transports like Tarr Valley Farm Transportation, Schulte Country Transport, Five Star Livestock Transport.
(We don't do international shipping with our baby goats -- it's too much time spent in a cage.)
- HOW SOON CAN THEY BE WEANED?
Our babies are ready to leave at around the 10-12 week mark. At this point, they will be eating alfalfa & pasture browse and will be fully weaned. However, some can go earlier as bottle fed babies if you desire:)
- ARE THESE BABIES REGISTERED?
All of our babies are registered through the AGDA. We register them online for you and the paperwork will be mailed to your address.
- ARE THESE BABIES BOTTLE-FED OR DAM-RAISED?
We do a hybrid method to ensure the babies are friendly towards humans, are fed well in the early stages of life, but are also raised with other goats. All of our babies are able to take a bottle if needed.
- ARE THESE BABIES VACCINATED?
Yes, we vaccinate for CD&T at 8 weeks and 12 weeks. If you pick up a kid earlier than these ages, we'll send the vaccine home with you.
- ARE THEIR HORNS REMOVED?
Yes, we always disbud our baby goats when they are about a week old. We believe this makes for a safer herd, as goats often fight with each other, can get caught in a fence, or harm a human when they have horns.
- WHAT IS YOUR COCCIDIA PROTOCOL?
We treat with Calf Pro (Lasalocid) starting at 1 week old, and also introduce a grower feed containing Deccox. The kids also have access to deworming herbs daily which helps support their immune response. We run our own fecal tests during weaning time to make sure there are no underlying coccidiosis infections, so you can be assured that your kids will be healthy, strong and have very low levels of coccidia, if any at all. However, know that coccidia lives everywhere and that almost every goat has it living in their intestinal tract. Kids are most susceptible to flareups during times of stress but as they get older they develop an immune response and are able to keep coccidia levels low. Follow our feeding protocol in our online course to prevent stress after relocation and your kids will be just fine.
- ARE THE MALES CASTRATED?
We castrate most of our males -- but ultimately it depends on the pairing and what we believe will be the best genetic potential to improve the Nigerian Dwarf breed. Only the highest quality males will go as bucklings for breeding.
- IS YOUR HERD TESTED FOR CAE/CL & DISEASE-FREE?
Our farm tests annually for CAE, CL, Johne's Disease, & Q Fever, and have always had negative results. We can provide the testing paperwork for you as well.
- I'M NEW TO OWNING GOATS, WHERE CAN I GO FOR BEGINNER GOAT QUESTIONS?
Congrats! When you purchase through me, you will be given access to my online course "The Complete Guide to Raising Goats" (a $129 value) This contains everything you need to know to make you feel confident in goat ownership!