Purchasing, Pricing & Sales Policy
If you commit to purchasing an animal from Little Bit Of Dixie, we require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the purchase price to be paid through PayPal (friends and family), which takes the animal off of the sales market and reserves the goat for you. All of our goats are available to the first person that sends a deposit, we will not hold a goat without a deposit unless you are planning to pay the deposit later that day. If the deposit is not received, the next interested party will have the option to purchase. The balance is due 7 days before the animal leaves our property. If you change your mind for any reason or you are not able to fulfill your obligation to purchase, your deposit will be forfeited and the goat will become available for purchase by another party. We dam raise and also bottle/lambar feed, and kids can go as bottle babies or when they are 8 weeks old. Kids must be picked up ASAP once they reach 8 weeks of age unless other arrangements are made. For all adult animals sold, pickup should be no later than three weeks after purchase, which allows enough time for a transporter to be arranged and pickup scheduled. Other arrangements can be made, but we prefer for the goat to be moved within 3 weeks of purchase. We will gladly assist with meeting within 2 hours of our location for FREE on a weekend. Additional distance may be possible, depending on each individual case, but no longer than 3 hours one way (cost of $50 to help with gas).
Our entire herd has tested NEGATIVE for CAE, CL, and Johne's disease. We test annually. We have never had CL or any bumps, symptoms, etc. Due to the variables that a kid or adult can be exposed to after leaving our farm, we do not offer any health guarantee once the animal has left our property. The buyer is responsible for the cost of transport from our farm and for the cost of any paperwork needed for the animal to be transported (health certificate, any vaccinations, etc). It is the buyer's responsibility to arrange pickup and delivery, and pay the transporter directly.
We have a vet that can provide anything needed prior to transport and we add that cost to your purchase price to make it easier. Rather than you paying a farm call fee, we take the goat to the vet to get the health certificate for you. We understand you are paying to transport, and those costs can add up, so we are glad to help out. We schedule appointments to take the goats to the vet on Saturdays to have the health certificates completed. You must have a deposit paid on the goat before we take them to the vet. Health certificates are good for 30 days. The flat cost for one health certificate is $60.
We will do our best to meet the transporter for pickup at the time they need us to. PLEASE make sure you get a good transporter. Not one that is going to tell me an arrival time of 5 pm so I get off from work early to meet them, and then they end up showing at 1 a.m. on a weekday. I have had that happen, unfortunately. We highly recommend and prefer our hauler, Jonathan Lippert, as his whole operation is affordable and very reliable, great with communicating, and won't leave us hanging on for hours as other transporters have done wondering when they are going to get here. Very affordable rates, and they have been here many times both picking up and dropping off for us! Please Google any transporter's name that you decide on; it's a great way to find quick reviews on them and you will find out fast if they are good or one of the bad ones. There is a Facebook Group HERE that is a great source for finding a reliable and affordable transporter.
PLEASE do your homework before jumping into goat ownership if you do not have experience yet. There are many things that are better to learn before you have goats rather than experience these issues first hand for the first time and have no idea what you are looking at. There are many sources of information out there. We also prefer to sell only to buyers that already have other goats, or we can offer two to go together. All goats are disbudded, CDT vaccinations given, tattooed, etc. before leaving our farm.
Please visit our About Us page to learn about our herd management methods.