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Goats

 We raise Angora goats for spinners' flocks & pets.  Because we no longer show goats we no do not register our goats.  All of our does have been born on the farm.  We buy registered bucks from out of state to increase the gene pool in Maine.  We have some doe/kids combinations for sale and ready to go to new homes in mid-May as we gradually reduce our herd.  Kids will be weaned and ready to go to new homes the end of July.

    We will do discounts for starter herds that include does or does and their kids and unrelated yearling bucks ready to breed in the fall.

 

         Any out of state sales require a health certificate, some states require additional testing for the importation of goats.  These additional costs are at the buyer’s expense.

 

 2018 Goats for Sale

 

             If you are interested in buying animals please contact us to make arrangements for a farm visit.

             All adult goats are current with CD&T and have official USDA tags.   A 50% deposit will reserve goats for later pick-up.

 

            Our Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association Herd ID is FFF and our USDA Sheep & Goat ID is MEX 0020. 

If you acquire animals with these ID's we are the flock of origination and can provide you with additional information about the animals.

 Tag       Name                       Description                                                  Price

 243

Squirt

Two year old dark fawn Pygora doe from cream Pygora buck & taupe Angora doe Type B fleece with white buck and doe kids 

$450

232

Isabella

7 year old gray Angora doe with 2 white buck kids

$450

  Goldie 5 year old taupe doe with white buck & doe kids $500
  Godiva 5 year old taupe doe,  twin sister of Goldie will sell as package with sister  

 

Gadget

5 year old gray Angora doe with 2 white buck kids

$450

145

Geneviere

5 year old white Angora doe with white buck & doe kids

$500

237

Clive

White Angora yearling buck

$350

241

Cocoa

Taupe Angora yearling buck

$300

245

Calypso

Belted gray Angora yearling buck kid

$300

247

Carlin

Gray yearling wether

$150

 

Goats are social animals and need to be with other pen mates. If introducing goats to an existing flock of sheep

or band of goats you must do so with at least 2 at a time.  We only sell single animals under certain circumstances,

i.e. companion for a single animal (sheep, goat, horse), or breeding bucks.   

 

 

 

 

Draft Goats

    Our first draft goat was Yin - the first colored kid born on our farm in 1995.  Although we thought he was going to be a breeding buck we discovered he had an undescended testicle.  We couldn't part with him, but he had to have a job to earn his keep - he became the Public Relations goat by being trained to pull a cart at fairs and festivals.

    Since then we have had a variety of goats trained to pull in harness and in yoke.  Currently we have a wether single in harness who is beginning to ground drive.  Hopefully, next summer I will have at least a pair (maybe two) driving a cart. 

    Anyone interested in using goats for draft - especially in Maine and New Hampshire - for fun, work around the farm, or for exhibition is welcome to contact me.  Below is a list of resources I have gathered with links to various sites for more information.

Draft Goat Resources/Links:

Books:

The Backyard Goat - Sue Weaver, Storey Publishing, 2011

Equipment

Hoegger Goat Supply

http://hoeggerfarmyard.com/xcart/

Halters, harnesses, wagons

 

K-9 Carting

http://k9carting.com/

carts, shafts, team poles

 

Dog Works

http://dogworks.com/store/

lightweight single & double trees/levelers

 

Quality Llama Products & Alternative Livestock Supply

https://www.llamaproducts.com/

Halters, bridles, harnesses, carts

 

Great Goat Gear

Halters, bridles with bits, harnesses

http://greatgoatgear.com

 

Carter Pet Supply

Working Harnesses on ebay or at https://carterpetsupply.com/t/goat

 

Articles & General Information

 

Working Goats Website

http://www.workinggoats.com/?id=73

Packing and draft, many pictures and training tips

 

Harness Goat Society – Great Britain

http://www.harnessgoats.co.uk/

Great pictures

 

Goat Tracks Magazine and American Harness Goat Association

http://northwestpackgoats.com/

 

4-H Harness Goat Project

http://4h.ansci.cornell.edu/files/2013/11/harness_goat-vk0wdl.pdf

Outstanding information on all aspects training, making equipment, & competitions

 

DW Farms Harness Goats

http://workinggoats.tripod.com/id2.html

http://workinggoats.tripod.com/id6.html

Good pictures of team set ups, breast & collar style harnesses

 

 

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