My herd is registered with the Myotonic Goat Registry (MGR) and all kids sold will be registered with MGR under Nine Acres Farm unless otherwise noted. If you choose to register with another registry, the goat must remain under their MGR registered name.
A transfer application will be provided to you upon payment in full. If the registration on a kid is not back by the time of transport, I will provide you with a copy of their registration, their transfer paperwork, and will forward their registration when it’s received back from MGR.
Deposits and Purchase:
A non-refundable deposit is required to hold a goat. This deposit will be applied to the final purchase price of your goat(s).
Because this deposit is non-refundable please ask questions and research transportation prior to committing to the purchase. I will be happy to help you in any way I can but once a deposit has been put down on a goat it is 100% non-refundable unless something happens to the goat and it can’t be sold.
Deposits can be made by PayPal, Venmo or check but please be aware that I do not consider a goat on hold until I have received payment.
All goats must be paid in full before your goat(s) will be allowed to leave Nine Acres Farm. Final payments accepted are cash, PayPal/Venmo, or if paid far enough in advance, check. Please keep in mind that checks must clear the bank before the pickup date. Final payment must include all additional fees associated with the purchase of the goat(s).
Basic Purchase information:
Purchase prices –
Does and bucks 1 year old and older are priced on an individual basis. Prices start at $200 but will generally range between $300 - $650.
Doelings under 11 months start at $200 Bucklings start at $150 Wethers (unregistered)
under 6 months $75
over 7 -11 months $100
over 11 months – $125
Prices are determined by conformation, bloodlines, and desirable traits such as polled, coat and eye color.
I do not sell pet quality bucks. Those become wethers and make wonderful pets! Occasionally I will have pet quality does for sale. Those are advertised as pet quality, are sold as unregistered, and are not intended to be bred.
Each buyer will be provided with a health management report and copies of my most recent whole herd CL, CAE, and Johne’s testing results.
I take the health of my goats very seriously and because of that when a goat reaches 12 months old they are tested for Johne's (ELISA & PCR). After that I test annually for CL and CAE (generally in late summer/fall), and semi-annually for Johne's (ELISA in late summer/fall and ELISA & PCR in the spring).
For more information on CL, CAE, and Johne’s and why testing is so important click here.
Deworming and hoof care are done on an as needed basis.
Kids born at Nine Acres Farm receive their CD&T shots at approximately 5/6 weeks old and again 4 weeks later. All goats will be sold current on CD&T and hoof trimming.
I guarantee each goat to be healthy when it leaves Nine Acres Farm but I make no health guarantees after the goat(s) leave my property.
If any goat develops health issues and a refund is requested, a health inspection by an agreed upon veterinarian is required and all costs are at the buyers’ expense. Please note that generally speaking, I will only grant refunds if it is determined the health issue is genetic or was contracted before leaving Nine Acres Farm.
Goats can and do change as they age. All goats sold as show/breeding quality are guaranteed to be correct when they leave Nine Acres Farm but as they age, some goats will change coat color and grow teat or horn spurs (if disbudded). I am unable to guarantee your goat will not change as it ages. If you have a concern, please contact me directly to discuss.
I will make every effort to work with you and your vet of choice for any test that you would like done, including those for transport, but all costs are at the buyers’ expense and must be paid prior to the goat leaving Nine Acres Farm.
All animals being picked up must be done so in a safe and humane way. If I feel the transportation is not safe and/or sanitary, I reserve the right to refuse to allow the goat(s) to leave. If this should occur, I will not be responsible for paying any transportation and/or vet costs. If the above applies and you do not wish to find alternate transportation you will be given a refund when the goat has been resold or if I chose to retain the goat. REFUNDS ARE NOT GUARANTEED so please do your research on transportation well.
If using a transporter, they will need to sign a transportation document prior to the goat leaving my farm.
I will be happy to work with you on arranging transportation, and can provide names of people I have used in the past, however, the shipping agreement will be between the buyer and shipper and Nine Acres Farm will in no way be responsible once the goat(s) have been turned over to the shipper. Again, research your transporter well.
Also, please remember that moving an animal is very stressful for them and I encourage you to quarantine your new herd member and make all changes very slowly. I do reserve the right to refuse sale to anyone for any reason.