Goats for Sale 2023
Cheese for Sale
We have a list of potential goat buyers that have first pick of available 2023 kids for sale. First kids due late February. There is no charge to be on our goat buyer list. If you are not on our list for this season and would like to be please email us at:
Kids are able to go to their new homes if they are doing well on bottle and are at least 4 weeks of age. At this age they can switch to twice a day bottles and can be put on warm whole cow’s milk from the store. We recommend Pritchard red teats as this is what the kids are trained on. We like the kids to stay on bottle for at least 10 to 12 weeks (to allow adequate time for their rumens to develop).
Very experienced goat owners can talk to us about taking kids younger than 4 weeks of age.
If you are looking for pack goats or keeping kids' horns we will need confirmation early on, as all other kids will be disbudded (horns removed at an early age).
All our kids are raised on their dams for at least a week, then switched to bottle and raised in a pen with like-age kids. They are exposed to hay immediately and they have access to clean water. We want our dams to have an opportunity to be moms and teach their kids, and we want the kids to be friendly towards humans. This combination of dam and bottle raising seems to allow both of these things to happen.
We do preventative management and treatment for coccidia, a parasite (kids are at risk of this from mainly 3 weeks to 4 months of age until they develop some resistance to it). We typically do not do any other worming treatment before they leave our farm, as we have found they usually don’t need it at this young an age, and we don’t want to develop parasite resistance. Our kids are immunized with CDT vaccine at 4, 8, and 12 weeks of age (their dams receive a CDT shot about 14 days before they kid to transfer that immunity to kids).
Males are not castrated until at least 12 weeks of age, and you can have them castrated later than this to allow their urinary system to grow even more and decrease the risk of urinary stones (which can kill them). We will give you a pamphlet about feeding your goats and it is very important that you do not feed grain or treats to boys without having a good understanding of the calcium/phosphorus ratio that could put them at risk of urinary stones.
Upon goat pickup you will receive a starter bag of hay and loose Sweetlix Meatmaker minerals. At this time you will also be trained on hoof trimming.
PRICING OF KIDS FOR 2023: (NEED A MINIMUM OF TWO UNLESS HAVE OTHER GOATS)
WETHERS (CASTRATED BOYS):
· NIGERIAN DWARF OR EARRED LAGERIANS: $150 EACH
· LAMANCHA OR LAGERIANS (ND X LM): $125 EACH ($100 EACH IF 3 OR MORE)
· NIGERIAN DWARF $250 TO $350 TYPICALLY
· LAMANCHA: $250 TO $350 TYPICALLY
· LAGERIAN (ND X LM): $200 TO $350 TYPICALLY
· START AT $300
LAMANCHAS AND NIGERIAN DWARF DOES OR BUCKS CAN BE REGISTERED WITH ADGA
LAGERIAN DOES CAN BE REGISTERED WITH MDGA
We will do the paperwork and pay initial fee, but you will need to pay for ownership in ADGA or MDGA and pay the transfer fee.
ON FARM - WEEKEND CHEESE SHOP: CLOSED until late spring 2023
Sundays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. our artisan cheeses can be purchased on farm. Call ahead (360) 832-1625 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm we are available and have your favorite cheese on hand.
Order from our online store and select a pickup time and location that works for you.
FARMERS MARKETS: CLOSED until late February 2023
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Proctor Farmers' Market in Tacoma's Proctor District.
Sundays, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the DuPont Farmers' Market at the Clocktower Park.
Marlene's Market & Deli Tacoma- You can find our cheese alongside a variety of local products.
2951 S 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Metropolitan Market- Ask for our cheese at any of their locations.
De Laurenti at the Pike Place Market- Our Wonderland can be found online or in their store (they ship!).
1435 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Ballinger Thriftway- Look to their cheesemonger for both cheeses and inspired pairings.
20150 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Want our cheese in your restaurant or store? Contact us!
We deliver directly to restaurants and stores throughout Pierce County. For the Seattle/King County area, we work with distributor Corsican Cellars. Call Olivier Boye – (206) 999-7381.
Lamb for Sale
Lamb is back, at market and the farm!
Also available for distribution to restaurants and stores in Pierce County, buyers reach out to email@example.com and we will get back to you with a cut and price list.
Our lamb is 100% Black Welsh Mountain Sheep farm-raised on our pasture.