(((ATTENTION))) The 2014 North American Pack Goat Assoc. rendezvous will be held near Bend Oregon. Dates are June 26th - June 30th. I will be able to haul prospects to the rendy to meet up with buyers from the southern states. Plans must be in place a month in advance and a deposit paid.
If you have found your way here, you're probably looking for some pack goats. If so, you're in luck! Below is some general info on the pack goat prospects we offer for sale and the prices associated with them.
How to Buy:
Visit the Prospects For Sale to take a look at what prospects are available. Pick the one(s) you would like to buy or learn more information about. You can then either use the Contact page or email me directly with the one(s) you are interested in. I'll reply back with any information about the prospect(s) and what to do next. Yep, its just that easy.
We do require a $50.00 deposit per prospect to hold them.
Ages: 1 week to 1 month of age = $100.00
Ages 2 to 3 months = $100.00 - $150.00
Ages 3 to 5 months of age = $150.00 - $250.00
Castration offered after 3 months old = $100.00
Dis budding offered for Free.
NOTICE: We reserve the right to pull a prospect from the sales list at anytime for any reason. Be it due to injury or the off chance the prospect will be sold as a breeding buck. The depositor will be notified immediately and offered a replacement of their choice or a full refund.
All available prospects are CAE negative / CL free. We test the adult animals twice a year for CAE and do random full spectrum testing which includes things like CL and Johne's.
We also offer to board prospects through winter to allow buyers time to get everything in order before they pick up their new packers. The price is $50.00 per month per prospect and needs to be paid monthly with a set pick up date agreed upon.
Castration: can done by our vet with a burdizzo at the request of the buyer with the fee being paid up front. Castration can be done at any age but for proper urinary track development, it should be done at least at the 3 month mark but the older the better. Here, we castrate our own prospects at 5 months of age. Intact prospects that are picked up without being castrated are not authorized to be used as breeding bucks and will not be recognized as being affiliated with Trinity Dairy or Pack Goats.
Horns: will be left intact unless dis budding is requested prior to or within the first week of birth AND a $50.00 deposit has already been paid. After that time, the bases of the horns are often to large to be done without the assistance of a vet. A method we do not practice.
Tattoos: Will now be given to each prospect before they leave the property to make it easier for buyers to get health certificates when traveling outta state. This will be done for free.
Currently we mainly offer full blooded ALPINES (not French) but may also have a LAMANCHA, SAANEN and/or TOGGENBURG cross available from time to time.
When to buy:
Our kidding season typically runs from February to May. Pack prospect kids are available from February to Sept.
There is a waiting list available for those that want first picks on the following years kid crop. $50.00 deposit is not required to be put on the waiting list but will assure a buyer of first pick.
MAKING THE CUT:
Our pack goat prospects (bucklings) will be hand picked for size, conformation and color. We prefer buyers allow us to keep them here till weening at 3 months of age as we have the means to feed them whole raw goats milk. We also like to use this time to confirm that each prospect is growing as he should and will indeed make the cut. Also during this time they will be taken on short trail walks (basic training) in our area to get them ready to be trained by their buyers. We do offer early sales of prospects at various times during the year depending upon our current milk situation.
Basic Training consists of many short trail hikes to help condition and strengthen the kids' instinct to follow. This will also get them used to places other than their own pen and pasture. On these trail walks, we try to introduce loud noises (slapping together of 2x4s) and when able 22. cal rifle fire. Later in the year (after July 1st usually) we do water training in the Yakima river. We also do a horn and body handling training. This teaches the prospect to stand calm while being handled. The same is done with the horns. This helps prevent the prospects from jerking their heads back when their horns are touched and allows owners to later on, saddle them with much less difficulty and worry of getting poked. Keep in mind, basic training is just that, basic. Any training will need to be continued by the buyer.
LOCATION and CONTACT info:
We are located in Benton City, WA. (Tri Cities) which is located in the Southeastern part of Washington State. For more information about our goats please contact me: DaveTDG-Farms@hotmail.com or call us at 509-438-6979
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