Raising Arrows Ranch reserves all rights at first selection for each kidding and will be determined after kidding. Raising Arrows Ranch also reserves the right to cancel any sale or reservation at any time.
Goats are a herd animal and are happiest (and easier to live with) when they have fellow goats to live with. We will not sell just one goat unless you can prove you have more. If you do not have another goat already, wethers make wonderful companions. Wethers are also wonderful pets! Available wethers can be purchased as companions for a discounted rate when purchased with a doe or buck.
We test our animals annually for CL, CAE and Johne's Disease and continually receive negative results for those diseases. All kids sold will be disbudded, tattooed (excluding wethers), and have their hooves trimmed. We use an herbal worm preventative. We preform fecal tests to confirm the herds health. The kids receive regular herbal prevention for coccidia. Kids will be given probiotics the day they leave to their new home to help their gut during the stressful transition. Animals will be healthy at time of pick-up however, because we can not control the stress of travel and the animal’s management and/or environment after it leaves our care, we can not offer further health guarantees after leaving the farm. Purchasers have the right to a full veterinarian exam at his/her expense on any animals purchased before they leave our care. If you are purchasing from out of state a full exam may be required depending on your states regulations.
Wethers are banded at approximately 10-12 weeks of age and ready to leave for their new homes a week or two after that. We like to ensure that they are healing and that both testicles are showing signs of castration prior to departure.
All doelings and few bucklings will be sold registered with the ADGA and a Certificate of Registration will be provided with the animal at the time of pick-up. Most bucklings will be sold as unregistered wethers. Occasionally we may have a buckling worthy of keeping in tact. We choose these bucklings based on proven mammary systems, pedigrees behind the buckling, and the conformation of sire, dam and buckling. For this reason, bucklings from first fresheners will be wethered. First fresheners still have some maturing to do in order to know if their genetics are consistent and worthy of being passed on through a buck. If you are interested in a buck from a particular breeding pair, please contact me.
A deposit of $100 is required to hold any doe or buck ($50 per wether). Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. If YOU choose to back out of the sale before it is finalized (either purposefully or because you can not pay for it or pick it up within the agreed upon time frame) YOU FORFEIT YOUR DEPOSIT and the animal will be relisted for sale. Deposits are refundable under the following circumstances: if the kid dies before pickup; we have determined the kid unfit for sale; or if we choose to cancel the sale.
Deposits may be transferred to another goat if one becomes available that you prefer. Deposits may also be carried forward to another year if a kid of your choosing was not available and you still prefer a kid from a particular doe.
The remainder of the balance on a reserved goat will be due at the agreed upon time of pick up. Kids are ready to leave once weaned (at approximately 10-12 weeks old).
Cash, PayPal and Venmo are welcomed for deposits and/or final payments; personal checks are not accepted. Buyer is responsible for all PayPal transaction fees. Please include appropriate fees in your transaction at the time of the transaction (4% typically offsets fees deducted by PayPal). You can also send Paypal funds as a "personal gift" or “Friends and Family” and fees are not assessed.
Prices vary depending on conformation, genetics, and milk production. Wethers are $150/ea. Doelings and bucklings start at $300.00. Kid pricing varies depending on conformation, genetics, and sire's/dam's accomplishments (LA score, udder, milk production, and any show titles or designations like Superior Genetics or Elite status).
Single goat purchases only to homes that already have goats. A companion wether can be purchased with any doe/buck for $100, pending availability.
Discounts may be available for multi-goat purchases.
Receiving your new goat:
Local pick up or ground transportation only. If you are local and need help transporting, I am willing to meet you or deliver within a couple of hours for a reasonable fee.
Selling Your Raising Arrows Ranch Goat:
Should you ever choose to sell your goat obtained from us, we request the courtesy of First Right of Refusal.
Here are our guidelines for a good home:
As mentioned, goats are herd animals and we require that they have a buddy, preferably of a similar age and size.
A securely fenced yard of adequate size where the goats will have plenty of room to run and play. Exercise is critical for maintaining appropriate weight. Goats love to climb and to get onto things, many people offer large used cable spools, build decks or old children's play structures for their goats to play on.
A sturdy draft-free shelter to provide protection from harsh weather and predators, with fresh bedding of straw or shavings. It is essential to the health of the goats that the bedding be cleaned out and replenished frequently.
A properly balanced diet is imperative to maintain good health. This includes a feed ration specifically formulated for dairy goats, good quality leafy hay (such as 2nd/3rd cutting Orchard Grass or Timothy - alfalfa is a great source of nutrition for does in milk), and lots of fresh water. Clean, fresh water; mineral supplements; and hay should be available "free-choice" at ALL times.
A yearly visit by a veterinarian for a well check.
Regular hoof trimming (every 4 to 6 weeks). Proper hoof care reduces the risk of injuries and helps prevent diseases like laminitis and foot rot.
Parasite Control (Deworming) - We strongly recommend having fecal tests performed at least twice each year. If you decide to use commercial dewormers please be aware that parasites can become resistant to dewormers. The fecal test will show whether or not you need to use a different product to treat whatever parasites are indicated. If you chose to use herbal worm preventatives having fecal tests run can verify they are working. Veterinarians offer fecal testing but there are also some online resources that are often offered at a more economical rate than many veterinarians.