Mitten Acres Sales Policy for Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
Thank you for stopping by Mitten Acres and for your interest in our Nigerian Dwarf Goats! We love our Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats. We strive to produce healthy, ADGA registered, conformation-ally correct, productive milking goats.
All of our foundation stock came from herds that tested negative for CAE, CL, Johnnies, Brucellosis and TB. Our herd tested negative in 2018 and 2019. Testing is done in the fall just before breeding season begins.
We have carefully chosen our Nigerian Dwarf Goats from tested herds and for their bloodlines, conformation, health and milk production capabilities. The goal of our farm is to produce healthy dairy goats that meet the ADGA standard for the Nigerian Dwarf Goat and for their milking ability.
Occasionally if we have goats that do not meet the standards we are looking for, we will sell those animals as wether (neutered males) goats or as "pet quality" and they may or may not be registered. We sell pet quality goats at a reduced cost to good homes. Those goats will be clearly stated as such.
Any goat leaving our farm must have at least one other goat or you need to buy two goats. Goats are herd animals and require companionship - They need a buddy to thrive!
If you see an animal posted on our website you are interested in, before sending a deposit, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify the animal is still available.
** We highly recommended reading this book before buying a goat. It is a great resource for goat owners, old and new. We do not receive any commissions from book sales - It's just a good book we recommend.
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Care 201 by Lesa Wilke. The book is available on Amazon.**
If you'd like to reserve a goat before they are born, there is no cost to do so. You will be notified once they are born and given the opportunity to place a non-refundable deposit to hold the goat. You will have 48 hours after the notification is sent out to respond and send a deposit to reserve the goat.
After verifying the animal is available, you will need to send a deposit of half the cost of the animal; if you send a deposit through PayPal, use the friends option. Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE; however, in the unfortunate circumstance of the death or illness of an animal, the deposit may be directed towards the purchase of a future kid, or refunded - purchaser's choice.
Only when a deposit is received, is the animal marked as a pending sale. The approximate pick up date is from 8 to 10 weeks old. The deposit will hold your kid until it’s 8 to 10 weeks old or fully weaned, at which time you will need to pick-up you kid with the balance of the price due in cash.
If the animal is not picked up within a week of being notified by email, an additional fee of $5.00 per day for boarding will be assessed and due at the time of pick up. If the animal is not picked up within 2 weeks of notification, the deposit will be forfeited and the animal will be re-listed for sale. It is the buyer's responsibility to provide a working email address that they monitor for communications.
All registered goats will be tattooed, dis-budded, hooves trimmed and have current CD/T shots. No animal will leave our farm unless we feel they are fully weaned and in optimum health. (We do not sell bottle babies so please don't ask.) We include their health records, the paperwork for you to register the goat with ADGA (your cost if they are to be registered) feeding instructions, and a care package for you to transition them to your feed. We want them to have the best start possible at their new farm!
Buyers are responsible for the following additional costs if they are required: 1) any additional blood tests or other health related examination which are required by you or your state, and 2) transfer of Registration Certificates to your name and any & all transportation costs to your farm.
We’ll work closely with those who are fairly new to goats; however, we reserve the right to turn down any potential buyer that we don’t feel will provide quality care or adequate accommodations. If you know nothing at all about goats, for the welfare of the animals, we urge you to do some research on goat care before making your first purchase.
We are a small family run farm in SE Michigan. We interact with our animals and they are handled daily. We check every one of our goats every day to ensure they’re in good health (no runny noses, eye drainage, loose stools, etc).
Our goats all receive preventative vaccines, hoof trimming, cocci medicine, de-worming if and when indicated to ensure their continued good health. All dis-budding is done by our veterinarian.
All of our Animals are Guaranteed Healthy at time of sale but BECAUSE WE CANNOT CONTROL ANY STRESS THAT MAY OCCUR AS A RESULT OF TRANSPORTATION or THE ANIMAL’S NEW ENVIRONMENT ONCE THEY LEAVE OUR FARM, WE CANNOT AND DO NOT OFFER FURTHER WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES.