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 information 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 about. You then can either use the Contact page or email me directly (DaveTDG-Farms@hotmail.com) 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 but that is only once you have chosen the one(s) you want .
Ages: 1 week to 1 month of age = $100.00**
Ages 2 to 3 months = $150.00 - $200.00
Ages 3 to 5 months of age = $200.00 - $300.00
Castration offered after 3 months old = $100.00 per.
Dis budding offered for Free. If you are not sure or have concerns about leaving the horns on them, I suggest you have your prospect(s) dis budded. More info on why, below.
We do not offer older packers for sale. Its just not cost effective for us or you, the buyer.
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 prospects are CAE negative / CL free. Even though we are a clean, closed herd, we test our adult animals regularly and do random full spectrum testing which includes things like CL and Johne's.
Castration: After 3 months of age castration can done by our vet upon the request and the upfront payment of $100.00 from the buyer. This is in addition to the holding deposit. Our vet uses the burdizzo method only. Prospects are put under and their cords are crushed with the burdizzo tool. This is a non surgical method so the nuts will still be intact. They will slowly shrink over time but the effects are immediate. Castration can be done before the 3 month mark by us for a $25.00 fee. But we highly suggest not to have them done before the 3 month mark. The older they are the better their urinary tract has time to mature and develop. The buyer may also fore go castration by us or our vet and have it done by their own vets. 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 an additional $50.00 deposit has already been paid. The extra deposit is to ensure purchase as dis budded prospects are not in nearly the demand as horned ones are. After anywhere from 4-12 days, 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 can be given to each prospect before they leave the property to make it easier for buyers to get health certificates when traveling outta state. There is no extra charge for tattoos.
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 current and/or following years kid crop.
MAKING THE CUT:
Our pack goat prospects (bucklings) will be hand picked for size and conformation. 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 and will develop as expected. 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 or prior arrangements.
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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