Goats for Sale

The 2018 Season

We are taking reservations for 2019 kids currently.

We also have two does for sale. 

Dahlia is a two year-old American Nubian. She has never been bred. She would make a great family pet or companion animal. $200

Gala is a yearling Nubian X La Mancha cross. She has great genetics and will make a great milker. $300.

Reserving breeding stock from the 2019 Season:

doelings

All of our goats are in excellent health. Our entire herd is tested annually for CAE and every other year for Johnes and CL (everyone is NEGATIVE for these diseases). 

We require a deposit of $100 per head to hold the reservation.  If you'd like to make a reservation through our website, please click  here.

If you are taking the goats out of state, you may need a health certificate. Please give us at least two week's notice if this the case. We have scrappie tags available as well. Our prices do not include transportation costs, and buyers usually arrange their own transportation.  

Please email us at: prairiefruits@gmail.com for more information.

GENERAL INFORMATION

We have been raising dairy goats since 2004.  Our herd has been certified "Animal Welfare Approved"  since 2010, the gold standard in pasture based livestock production certification programs. Over the years, we have made significant improvements in the genetics of our herd, focusing on overall soundness and solid conformation, along with high milk components (butterfat and protein) and longevity. Several of our sold doelings have placed in the tops of their classes at county and state fairs throughout the years. Our breeding goals for the herd are to improve overall conformation and health, longevity, duration of lactation and milk components.  

All of our does and bucks are registered through the American Dairy Goat Association or ADGA, and we will complete the paperwork for you so you can register their offspring, should you choose. We have tested our entire herd for CAE, CL and Johnes (CAE every fall, Johnes in fall 2018, CL in 2017). All have tested negative for all three diseases since we started our commercial operation in 2005.  

Our kidding season runs early March through mid May. While we retain about 12-20 doelings for replacements each year, we sell many of our doe kids as well as a few breeding buck kids.  We have purebred Nubians and La Mancha as well as Nubian X La Mancha crosses (anything from 50% of each breed to 7/8 either Nubian or La Mancha. Crosses can be registered as "Experimental Grade" through the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA). We have good milk records (AgSource DHI) for 2007-18 for all dams, and you can view these records by dam at the ADGA website: www.adga.org/

KID CARE PRACTICES

Our kids are separated from their dams at birth. We feed them their mothers' colostrum within the first 12 hours after birth and their mothers' milk for 3-5 days.  We dis-bud within the first week after they are born. We vaccinate with CD&T and Clostridium Type A vaccines after 4 weeks of age and again 2-6 months of age.

Kids are fed mother's milk for the first week, then gradually switched over to milk replacer (Land O Lakes Doe's Match medicated with Deccox for coccidia management) using an "at will" automated feeding system (Lac Tec).  

This ensures that they have access to warm milk whenever they want it. This practice has resulted in faster growing kids with fewer health problems and higher weight gains pre-weaning. We offer them pure alfalfa hay at 5 days old and a pelleted grain ration at 2-3 weeks of age. We wean our kids between 6 to 8 weeks of age, depending on their weight gain and reliance on hay and grain.  

kids on self feeder

PRICING FOR 2019:  Doe kids purchased before they are weaned (1-4 weeks old) are $225 each. Kids 4-6 weeks old are $275. Weaned doe kids (6-8 weeks old) are $300 each. 

We retain only breeding bucklings from our top producing dams who we know have potential to improve herd genetics.  Breeding bucklings purchased before they are weaned (less than four weeks old) sell for $225 each. Bucklings that are 4-6 weeks old are $300 each. Weaned breeding bucklings cost $350 each.  

If you're looking for wethers (castrated males), the current pricing for wethers 1-4 weeks old: is $60/wether. If they are 4-8 weeks old, the price is $80/each and greater than 8 weeks old, $100/each.

We require a deposit of $100 per head to reserve a doeling, buckling or milking doe. Click here to reserve on line via PayPal.

If you require health papers to take goats out of state, please let us know at least two weeks prior to pickup. We require the buyer to pay any additional costs for health certificates and/or testing.  We do have scrappie tags available. 

Please email us with inquiries or requests to reserve kids at prairiefruits@gmail.com