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, which takes the animal off of the sales market and reserves the goat for you. 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. We will gladly assist with meeting within 2 hours of our location for $40 to cover gas. Additional distance may be possible, depending on each individual case.
Our entire herd has tested NEGATIVE for CAE and Johne's disease and we test annually. We have never had CL or any bumps, symptoms, etc. Due to the variables that a kid 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 have you be responsible for paying a farm call fee, we are happy to 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. I have had to pay farm call fees when buying goats, and it's not too great having to pay $70 just for the vet to come out and write a $35 health certificate. 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.
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 us 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 he is 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. Jonathan Lippert's information can be found on our "References" tab under "More" above. Very affordable rates, and he has 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. You may also find other goat people that can haul.
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.
PRICING FOR OUR BREEDING STOCK
Prices depend on several factors, shown below.
Base Price: $450
Sire GCH: +$100
Dam GCH: +$100
Dam with *M: +$50
Sire with *B: +$50
If you buy more than one goat, discount $25 each.
If you are actively participating in ADGA Plus, LA, DHI, and showing, discount $50 each.