We take reservations year-round for our expected kids and often have some young and adult stock available for sale. Please let us know what your needs are – we may have the right fit! If we don’t have the perfect animal for you, we’d be happy to refer you to someone else who might.
To start your GET YOUR GOAT, you must first make a reservation to be put on our waitlist. Upon your reservation, we will contact you within 24 hours with more information.
IMPORTANT: Starting with 2023, all Reservations/Sales are subject to our approval of prospective homes. Please be prepared to give us a virtual or, if close enough, in-person tour within 10 days of making your reservation deposit of your facilities along with any existing herd members. Should we choose not to accept your reservation, it will be returned to you less a $25 processing fee.
All of our Nigerian dairy does and bucks are ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association) registered. We are a licensed commercial Dairy and have a closed herd. We test on a rolling biannual basis for Johnes, Brucellosis, CAE & CL and are test-negative for all of these since we started our herd in 2005, We participate in two very valuable programs – the ADGA Linear Appraisal Program annually as well as monthly milk testing through Dairy Herd Improvement – and are happy to share the results of these with you.
As we have a closed herd that has consistently tested negative for Brucellosis, CAE, CL & Johnes, we do a combination of dam raising and bottle feeding for 10 to 12 weeks. We prefer not to place our kids in new homes until they reach weaning age, as this ensures them the best chance of a happy and healthy life for years to come. All our kids will have been disbudded, vaccinated, and wethered or tattooed as necessary before leaving for their new home.
When you purchase a Painted Pepper Farm Nigerian goat, you can be sure that we will be there to answer your questions and support you as you prepare for your home your new arrival and well beyond. We are always just a phone call or message away! We are happy to share our knowledge with you and to demonstrate any skills you will need to care for your new charge, including hoof trimming, how to give injections, as well as disbudding, tattooing and wethering when you later have your first set of kids. We want to help you in anyway we can – and if we don’t know the answer to your questions, we will do our best to help you find it.
If you are a first time goat buyer, please read the excellent advice from Fias Co Farm on Getting Your Goat (www.fiascofarm.com/goats/getting-your-goat.htm). For beginner and more experienced goat keepers alike, be sure to check out the other pages on this site for a wealth of information covering nearly every aspect of goat health and husbandry.
As with other animals, like cats, dogs and horses, caring for a goat involves commitment throughout the lifetime of the animal. Goats are intelligent, affectionate and entertaining creatures that will reward you with many years of companionship and delicious milk if properly cared for. If you are unwilling to invest in, or are financially unable to provide adequate shelter, nutrition and veterinary care, then goat ownership is NOT for you.
Painted Pepper Farm goats are sold to good homes only.
Our definition of a good home is one that provides all of the following:
* lots of love *
* a clean, dry, protected shelter *
* a home free from exposure to goat diseases*
* free choice fresh water, good quality hay, minerals & kelp meal *
* grain for growing babies, lactating does (and others, as needed) *
* access to a veterinarian who will “do” goats *
* regular vaccinations and worming as needed *
* routine hoof trimming *
* a caprine companion *
* lots of love *
Pricing: Prices for registered breeding quality does and doelings range from $500 to $1100. We have a limited number of young bucklings for sale each year and these range from $600 to $1200. We often have pet wethers, which are available for $300 each or $500 as a pair or for $150 whenever sold as a companion to a doe or buck. Discounts are available for multiple purchases and for 4-H youth. We sometimes have retiring senior does available. They are available to good homes with prices starting at $500.
All prices below include ruminant biosecurity screening though WADDL for Johnes, CAE, CL & Brucelosis and pregnancy test if applicable. Junior bucks come with a complimentary wether if available). Regional and cross-country transportation must be arranged by buyer. Delivery within 4 hours of our farm is available for an additional fee.
Discount of 25% applies to 2nd goat purchased and discount of 50% applies to successive goats after. Discount of 30% in addition for all enrolled 4-H youth.
We price our youngstock based on the quality of their sire and dam taking several factors into consideration including whether or not sire/dam have LA/DHIR data, years of contribution to our herd and level of production, proven offspring, AR status, SG status. In general, these are our prices:
- $500 — Base Price for Junior Does (typically doelings from first fresheners are offered at this price) based on their Dam/Sire
- $100 — AR (milk star earned) and/or +* sire
- $100 — Elite recognition
- $100 — LA90 and higher
- $100 — SG designation for sire and/or dam
- $50 to $100 — 305day lactation 800# and higher
- $50 to $100 — proven daughters (AR, Elite, SG, LA90 and higher, 800# + 305d production)
Senior does are primarily offered for three reasons — milk stand manners/disposition, because production is 650# or less based on a 305d lactation, or because we simply must downsize. As a production herd with a limit on how many does we are able to sustainably milk (24 to 28), our decision to keep or let go one of our milking does is based solely on this. They are sold at the base price of $500 if production is under 650#/305days. Typically the offered senior does are between 3 to 5 years of age.
Reservations and Shipping: We are happy to take reservations for future kids. We now keep a wait list — please let us know if you would like to be placed in this and specify the following:
* Doeling, Buckling, Wether, Senior Doe, Senior Buck, quantity, purpose — pets, 4-H, show, milk production, ideal pick up date, price range, quantity. Also please let us know what you already have for goats if any.
If you would like to reserve a kid from a particular breeding, please let us know.
Reservations require a $250 deposit (except for wether companions which require a $100 deposit). Once you are on our waitlist, we will contact you as soon as we have what you are looking for — you have 48 hours from the time we contact you to make a reservation which we can take online or you may bring to the farm as cash/check. Your deposit is non-refundable but may be transferred to a future purchase.
Please note, because of our strict attention to disease prevention and biosecurity, once your purchased goat leaves our farm, we accept no returns. If a purchased doe is confirmed infertile, we will gladly offer a replacement doeling kid or a full refund. We also reserve the right to make substitutions on all reserved kids. Thank you for your understanding.
Thank you for your interest in the Painted Pepper Farm Nigerian Dairy Herd!