Sales Policy

Our Philosophy

The most important part of being a good breeder is helping those that purchase from us.  Anyone can sell you an animal.  Not everyone will help you learn how to care for that animal.  We take great joy in helping those that purchase from us to learn how to care for their new goats.

There are many ways of doing things.  It's important for you to find what works for your goats.  We are always learning new things about goats.  That's part of the fun!  Don't be afraid to ask questions.  We are happy to share what we have learned in our goat journey.  

 Enjoy your goats!!


Gibson Farm will only sell goats in pairs, unless you already have goats.  Goats are herd animals and need companions.  We care a great deal about our goats and want them to have happy, healthy homes. 


All kids will be disbudded, tattooed, and vaccinated for CD/T before leaving our farm.  If purchasing a bottle baby buyer is responsible for administering CD/T and booster.  We do use a coccidia prevention in the form of medicated feed for all of our kids.  Kids are dewormed as needed.  We always recommend that you deworm any new goats regardless of whether or not they have been dewormed before leaving our farm. 


Gibson Farm retains the right to retain any goat born on our farm.  If a deposit has been placed on a goat and we decide to retain it said deposit will be refunded.  We do our best to fill our reservations, but we have no control over what sex is born.


Pricing

ADGA & AGS Registered Nigerian Dwarf Does start at $350 & Bucks start at $250.

ADGA Registered Alpines Does start at $300 & Bucks start at $200.

All wethers $100 each.    

We do offer a 4H discount.  Proof of membership must be shown at the time of pick up.  Discount does not apply to wether purchases.

Our prices reflect the quality and potential of our goats.  We will sometimes sell older does as home milkers at a reduced price. 


Reservations

Pre-birth reservations can be made with a $50 deposit.  If you would like a particular breeding please let us know.  Monetary reservation take priority over verbal.  When we notify you that your goat is available you will have 48 hours to let us know if you would like to purchase it.  If we do not hear from you we will move on to the next person with a reservation. 


Deposit/Payment

Once you select your goat(s) a $100 deposit per goat is required to hold your goat(s) until weaning age.  Wether purchases require a $50 per goat deposit to hold them until weaning.  Bucklings must be picked up at 8 weeks old or weaning.  Babies are weaned at 8-10 weeks.  Any goat not picked up by the pre set date or weaning will be charged $2 per day boarding fee.  Any goat not picked up after 30 days of pick up date will result in all deposits being forfeited and the goat being put back up for sale.    All deposits are non-refundable.  Once buyer has canceled the sale paid deposits can not be applied to future purchases and deposit is forfeited.  When we have received a deposit on a goat it will be marked as "Sale Pending".  We will accept a check for the deposit as long as it is 10 days until the pick up date.  Final payment must be made in cash at the time of pick up. 


Registration

Our Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats are registered with ADGA and AGS.  Our Alpines are registered with ADGA.  Kids are sold with the registration applications for ADGA and AGS.  It is the buyers responsibility to pay the registration and transfer fees.  Adults are sold with the certificate and bill of sale.  It is the buyers responsibility to pay the transfer fee and put the goat into their name.  The cost to replace lost or damaged registration applications or certificates is $20.  Payment must be received before we will send out replacement paperwork.  ADGA members we are happy to do the ADGA register and transfer your new goat at cost directly to you.  Please, include the amount in the payment of your goat and provide us with your ADGA Member number.


Bred Does Sales

Does sold as Bred have been serviced by a buck.  Due to the chance of the doe aborting during transfer we do not guarantee that you will have live babies.  Does purchased and paid for in full may be exposed to a buck before leaving our farm for an additional charge.  The bill of sale will have the date paid in full on it.  If it is prior to the buck service the offspring will carry the buyers herd name and tattoo.  No money paid for breeding will be refunded after the doe leaves our property.


Adult Sales

Gibson Farm will hold an adult or already weaned goat for one week while you make transportation arrangements.  If transportation is going to take longer than 2 weeks we ask for half of the purchase price to be paid as a deposit.  No animal will be held for longer than one week without a deposit.


Testing

Our purchased herd members over 6 months old have tested negative for CAE, CL, Johnes and Brucellosis.  We have done some TB testing for those that have purchased from us with the results being negative. 


Shipping/Health Certificates

Buyer is responsible for all transport fees and arrangements when using an independent transport service.  We will do our best to accommodate the transporter but make no guarantees.  We ask that you are consideration of our schedule in your arrangements.  No goats will be picked up after 9pm.  Buyer is responsible to know the interstate shipping requirements for the states being traveled.  The cost of Health Certificates, as well as any other testing requested by the buyer, is the responsibility of the buyer.  Please, let us know in advance if you need a Health Certificate as it requires a vet visit and must be scheduled and paid in advance.  We do not air ship.


Guarantee

We guarantee our goats are healthy when they leave us.  We do not have control over what happens once they leave our farm and make no guarantees once they have left our property. 




Updated 8/2017