Nigerian Dwarf Kidding Schedule
Goats for Sale!!!
At Timberwood Farm, all of our Nigerian Dwarf breeding stock is AGS (American Goat
Society) registered and they are also eligible for NDGA (Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association)
We tested our whole herd annually for CAE, Brucellosis, and TB. We used to test for
Johnes and CL, but the tests are very inaccurate in goats so we stopped testing in 2008.
During the time frame we were testing, our herd tested negative for CL and Johnes. To
date, we have never had a contagious abscess in our herd, and none of our goats have
ever been symptomatic for Johnes. The entire herd is currently Certified Brucellosis and
TB free. In addition, all our goats have tested negative for CAE. Our last testing date was
February 11, 2013.
Although we do breed for milk production as well as conformation, our kids are dam fed
until they are weaned at 8-10 weeks of age. Keeping the kids with their dams helps them
to learn acceptable herd behavior, provides us with an opportunity to determine which
does are good mothers, and generally ensures happy and healthy goats. All kids are
handled daily and provided with lots of love and attention to ensure friendly, happy kids.
Believing that having someone available to answer questions and provide support helps
ensure the continued well being of our goats, we are always available to buyers to answer
questions, provide information, and assist in whatever way we can. Since the health of
our goats is our primary concern, we reserve the right to refuse the sale of a goat to
anyone who cannot provide the following basic requirements:
Prices for our registered breeding quality animals usually range from about $350 to $600.
All registrable goats will be tattooed. Since we want to keep our herd to a manageable
size, any bucklings that are not being retained, or have not been reserved, by the time they
are two months old will be neutered and sold as pet wethers (neutered bucks). Given that
the Nigerian Dwarfs goats often have multiple births, there is a good chance that we will
have some pet wethers available each year. Pet wethers are $75.00. Depending on
availability, a pet wether may be offered at no charge as a companion animal with the
purchase of a registered doe or buck. Discounts will also be given children participating
If you would like to reserve a kid from a particular breeding, please let us know and you
will be notified as soon as the kids are born. We don't require a deposit at the time of
reservation, but once the reserved kid has been born and the buyer has decided to go
ahead with the purchase, then we will ask for half the purchase price as a deposit until
pick-up or shipping arrangements can be made. The balance will be due prior to shipping
or at the time of pick-up.
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