Terms of Sale
Reserving, Purchasing, Testing and Transporting Goats
Reserving and Purchasing Goats
Whether you are reserving a kid from the kidding schedule or purchasing a goat from the sales page, all Terms of Sale apply.
Occasionally, I have the right to adjust the price of my kids (higher or lower than published price) after they are born. When purchasing kids, remember that it can be stressful for the baby to leave the farm and their mothers. Babies can experience diarrhea, runny noses or a cough. They need support from you during this stress full time. Please have some medicine on hand in case your baby needs some intervention.
I am here to help you if you have any questions or concerns, I love all my goats and they are important to me.
I require a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of reservation. This deposit will hold your goat until you have made transportation arrangements and the goat has been transferred, which must happen within 30 days of the purchase. Full payment is required if I need to hold on to your goat for longer than 30 days. Additionally, boarding charges of $3.00 a day may apply should the agreed-upon pick-up date be further than 30 days out. Any and all money paid is non-refundable, even if you change your mind about the purchase. If you back out for any reason, our deal is complete. All monies owed are due in full before you may transport an animal from my farm.
Some goats are ready to leave the farm before others. I will not let a goat go until I believe he or she is ready to handle the stress of transport.
If we need to cancel the sale on my end for any reason, I will contact you before doing so. I will issue you a full refund of all monies paid. Alternatively, I can apply the money toward another goat of your choice. This offer is based on availability.
Health Certificates are required. I will provide them at your cost of $50.00, to be paid in advance. This cost is NOT included the purchase price of the goat.
My herd is tested yearly for CAE and Johne’s disease and all results are negative. If your state requires certain health tests, my vet will perform them for you at your cost. Please contact me as soon as possible if your state requires additional testing. I will furnish you with a cost estimate as quickly as possible, but remember I can only furnish an estimate; actual costs may be higher or lower. Payment is due in full before any health certificate is issued or testing is done. If vet costs are lower than the estimate you paid, I will issue a refund or deduct your refund from your final payment.
If testing is NOT required for transport, it will NOT be done!
Like humans, goats can find the transportation experience frightening and stressful. Your careful, advanced planning of transport is required to ensure a smooth process. You can arrange air travel at your own expense. You will be responsible for the cost of airfare, pet carrier and my mileage to and from the airport @ $0.35 per mile. If my time allows, I will be happy to assist you with the arrangements but ultimately transportation is up to you. Before you make final arrangements with an airport, please contact me with date and time options so that I can be certain I will be available to take your animal to the airport.
Many airlines have established temperature restrictions to ensure the safety of animals in cargo. To prevent exposure to extreme cold or heat, some airlines will not accept animals when the ground temperature at the departing location is 45 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, or when the current or forecasted ground temperature at the arrival, layout or departure airport is 84 degrees or higher.
During the months of May through September, some airlines may not permit animal transport in the cargo compartment because the heat from the tarmac can heat up the cargo area quickly. Some aircraft do not have air-conditioned cargo compartments, so please check with your airline. The majority of the safety risk occurs on the ground, not in the air.
Consider early flights before ground temperatures heat up, or night flights when ground temperatures may cool down.
I am not responsible for anything that may happen to your goat during transport. Once a goat leaves my hands, my liability is terminated.
I have chosen to follow the American Dairy Goat Association
XIX Recommended Trade Practices for Members
Any other guarantees are neither express nor implied. If the buyer fails to provide reasonable care and feeding, or if the animal is neglected, I cannot guarantee anything. At my discretion, I may refund your money or provide you with a replacement goat, but I will not be responsible for anything more than the original purchase price. Exchanges are at the expense of the buyer. The original registration paperwork must be returned to me at the time of refund or exchange.