Old Province Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
If you are interested in purchasing a kid from us you can contact me by email at
email@example.com or through our Facebook page.
Please include in the email your:
- First and last name
- State you live in
- Brief background on your experience owning goats. Do you currently own any?
- What you are looking for (pets, backyard milker, show quality, etc.)
- Do you participate in any ADGA performance programs or show?
If under 18, are you an active 4-H member?
Requirements for purchasing from us
You must have other goats if you are only buying one.
They need a securely fenced area with 24-7 access to a draft-free, dry shelter, fresh hay, and clean water.
I highly recommend quarantining any new goat you bring onto your property (regardless of who or where you purchase it from) for a minimum of 4 weeks. Moving to a new home and a new herd is stressful for everyone and different herds harbor different microbial populations. Stress taxes the immune system and just like humans goats are susceptible to getting colds. Its best to give their immune system time to recover and to provide yourself with ample time to evaluate that animal for signs of illness or disease that may not have been present at the time of purchase. It is also good practice to run a fecal before putting a new goat in with your herd. All goats carry some internal parasites. Individual parasite load can increase significantly during a move due to stress.
All kids come:
ADGA registered, tattooed, and microchipped with a USA 840-ID chip (does not include wethers and pet quality does).
With a copy of our current disease test results for the entire herd. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND NOT PURCHASING FROM HERDS THAT REFUSE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH COPIES OF THEIR DISEASE TEST RESULTS. There are ZERO legitimate reasons to deny a buyer this critical information on the health status of ones herd. If someone does refuse, that is a big red flag.
Fully weaned (unless leaving early on a bottle).
With the nipple they are used to, if they are leaving as a bottle kid.
Vaccinated for CD&T (Dam is vaccinated 4 weeks prior to kidding, then kids are boostered at 5 weeks of age and again at 8 weeks. Vaccination should be done annually thereafter.)
Banded (if a pet wether)
With support for the life of the animal. I definitely don’t have all the answers, but I am happy to point you in the right direction and help out where I can.
Health Status and Health Guarantee
We cannot guarantee the health or safety of an animal once it has left our property, but do guarantee that to the best of our knowledge they are in good health at time of pickup. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) will be obtained at the buyer's expense when necessary. CVI cost is currently $35. Price is subject to change.
We are committed to keeping our goats free of contagious diseases and have strict biosecurity practices in place to help eliminate the risk of bringing diseases into our herd. We have never had a case of CAE, Johnes, or CL. See our current disease test results and read about our biosecurity practices here.
Additional disease testing can be done through our veterinarian and WADDL at the buyer's expense. All additional testing must be paid for in full before we will schedule it or send it out.
Kid Reservations and Payment
Making a reservation is free! Once the kid is born, if offered to you, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due that day in order for us to hold the kid for you. The remaining balance must be paid before the animal leaves the property.
As of January 1st, 2022 we are only accepting electronic payment (via PayPal -- sent as "friends and family") for initial deposits. The remainder is due in cash at time of pickup.
For animals leaving via transporter the remainder must be mailed as a check no later than 10 business days before their scheduled departure date. We may request a cashier's check or money order.
We will not hold a goat without a deposit in hand.
Sale of Bred Does
Does which are sold after having been exposed to a buck will come with a doe only (AGS) service memo. Any bucklings born will not be registerable.
We will ship via ground-transport only. It is the buyer's responsibility to find and arrange transport. I will need the full name, address and phone number of the transporter in order to obtain a CVI.
Refunds and Returns
If a goat we bred and sold you is found to have a serious defect we will offer you a replacement kid of equal value. Serious defects include hermaphrodites/freemartins and teat spurs. Registration papers must be returned to us before we will offer a replacement as well as proof and/or a copy of a veterinary evaluation confirming the defect is present. If we don't have any kids available at that time, a credit for next year will be offered.
For biosecurity reasons we may not accept goats back onto the property once they have left, but we do appreciate being given first option to buy back any goat we have sold.
We reserve the right to cancel a sale at any time for any reason. If we cancel a sale, then a full refund of your deposit, CVI costs, and any additional testing costs you have paid us will be issued to you immediately through PayPal.
All goats must be picked up within 30 days of being ready to leave unless we have agreed upon other arrangements. If you do not pick up the goat(s) in that time frame we will cancel the sale. In that case your deposit, CVI cost, and additional testing costs will not be refunded.