OUR SALES AGREEMENT
By placing a deposit or purchasing an animal from us, you have indicated acceptance to the following agreement and terms:
- A non-refundable $100 deposit for does and bucks is required to hold the reservation.
- No deposit required for our pet/wether wait list.
- Performance homes take preference over other reservations.
- Breeding pairs may change and will be updated as does are confirmed bred.
- You may make as many reservations as you like.
- Your deposit will go towards the payment of the goat. When a doe delivers, within the first week, 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 2 weeks of notification. If final payment is not received within 2 weeks, 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 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 certificate of registry at time of pick up or shipping. If registration forms are not yet available at time of pick up, the registration form will be mailed to you. 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.
- When placing a reservation, we have first option of retaining a kid before reservations are filled. We reserve the right to keep any kid 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
HOW MUCH ARE YOUR BABY GOATS?
They range from $150 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?
We are willing to coordinate with you for ground or air transport, as long as you do all of the work to arrange it.
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 their mother at around the 8 week mark. At this point, they will be eating alfalfa & pasture browse and will be ready to be fully weaned from their mother.
ARE THESE BABIES REGISTERED?
All of our babies are available to be 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?
Our babies are always raised by the dam (their mother) but are given a bottle on milk testing day, which makes them very friendly but not overly so. We also spend a lot of time hand raising them so they are very familiar with humans. After going back and forth through the years on whether bottle fed or dam raised babies make better goats, we've found that bottle fed babies are annoyingly friendly and constantly want to chew everything. So instead, we let their mothers raise them, give them a bottle on milk testing day, and we spend a lot of hands on time making sure they love people as well.
ARE THESE BABIES VACCINATED?
Yes, we vaccinate for CD&T at 8 weeks and 12 weeks
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.
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.
IS YOUR HERD TESTED FOR CAE/CL & DISEASE-FREE?
Our farm tests annually for CAE, CL, Johne's Disease, Brucellosis, Q Fever, & Chagas, 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! You can download my free "Getting Started with Goats" guide HERE. This should have plenty of info to make you feel confident in goat ownership!