Lavender Hill Farm

West Alexander, PA

email  Lavender Hill

 

Goats for Sale

updated 9/15/14

Update: I'm trying to get the sales page updated but I am having trouble with the pictures. I hope to get this fixed by the weekend!

Farm visits by appointment

All Our Nubians are registered Purebred

All Our Angoras are Registered Purebred

(if not specified all angoras and Nubians listed for sale are registered)

Contact me by email at lavenderhill@tredd.com I will try to answer all your questions through email (usually within 24 hours Mon-Fri). Make sure you don't block my reply or if you use an email other than your own, please let me know so you get the reply.

Directions:

*****We are located in South Western Pennsylvania. *****

Use a map program and look up West Alexander PA (15376). This will get you to within a few miles of the farm and I will give you the exact directions a few days before your visit along with contact information because the map programs seem to fall apart for those last few miles. My directions will start from  (exit 1 off I-70) West Alexander.

Prices are as indicated and are not subject to negotiation.  Do NOT ask for a discount. I will not charge more than I feel a goat is worth, and will give you the best deal I am willing to give you from the beginning. I have paid far more for my herd than I charge for my kids. My lines are from the top herds in the country and you will pay far less from me than from the people I bought my stock from.  If the cost is too high for your comfort, then you should perhaps wait to purchase a goat.

I understand not everyone wants show animals, and I will work very hard to match the buyer to the right animal for their needs. I strongly encourage wethers for beginners as they are a cheap start into goats and are great to find out what the animals are really like before jumping in with both feet. I don't recommend large starter herds as they are immediate work and unless you are experienced with livestock, it can be an expensive nightmare. I think good quality, mid priced goats are best for the average beginner.  You must have at least two goats as they are herd animals, but I think a nice start is 3-5 animals.

Basic Terms of Sale: (detailed terms at bottom of page)

Reservations are non-refundable.

$25 each is required to hold goats once they are born.  NO GOAT IS CONSIDERED SOLD TILL A DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED! I will mark the goat as pending once I am notified that a deposit has been sent. A verbal statement of desire to buy the goat that is not followed immediately by a deposit is considered window shopping and if another buyer wants the same animal and sends a deposit, the person who sent the deposit first will be the new owner of the goat.

Health certificates are the responsibility of the buyer. Any testing required or desired is the responsibility of the buyer. Use of a transporter is the responsibility of the buyer.

Deposits are $25 per goat paid for with a postal money order. The remainder of your payment is to be made in CASH at time of pick up. No goat will leave here without payment in full in cash. Checks and MO will not be accepted at time of pick up. No exceptions.


Angora Does


 


Nubian Does


Light brown with frosted ears and one very small moon spot on her back and a partial white belt on her side..

Bottle fed

Born : 2-9-14

dam: Velour

sire: Bob

twin

$200

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Angora Bucks and Wethers


Seville:  White buck (born light red), registered through CAGBA

Seville is a long bodied buck with excellent fleece. Both his parents were winning show goats. His sire was a very big, very dark red buck that was much sought after when I was showing him. His dam is my best goat and she throws kids with outstanding fleece. He is a special buck with a lot of potential in a colored herd.

Sire: LHF Wilber

Dam: Cadillac

birth: 2/2009

Price: $300

Available in October (or after he is done breeding his does here)

 


I will no longer offer wethers for sale to new buyers.

If you have bought from me in the past I might have something for you.

I have always had a soft spot for the boys and have always tried to place nice wethers in homes that would appreciate them, but since this has proven a futile thing I will no longer off this option. Too often the goats are not cared for properly and too many new owners do not understand  what is involved. It is a shame because I think wethers are great for spinner flocks.  Please do not contact me for a wether unless you are a previous customer in good standing.

 


Nubian Does and Bucks reservations for 2014

(all our Nubians are registered purebreds)

you may reserve a kid for $50

Doe Kidding/due date Sire Price Kids - Reservations Breed
Velour 2/9/14 Bob $150 brown doe with partial belt and one small spot,(for sale) bl/tn  solid buck (NA) Nubian
Charlotte         Nubian
MahVoy         Nubian
Emma         Nubian
Turmaline         Nubian
Alaina         Nubian
Zenobia         Nubian
Onyx         Nubian
Sunshine         Nubian
Ghost         Nubian
Maurie         Nubian
Giselle         Nubian
Antoinette         Nubian
Lizabetta 2/18/14 Bob NA Blue spotted buck, black spotted doe Nubian

Angora Breeding  for 2013

Doe Kidding bred/due date Sire Kids (red or black kids possible in all pairings) Breed Price
Joy       angora  
Caddy       angora  
Ireland       angora  
        angora  
Black Moon       angora  
Desdemona       angora  
Fire Child       angora  
Cocoa Puff       angora  
Smoke Signal       angora  
Cimarron       angora  
Scarlet       angora  
Allanaise       angora  

 

 



Miniature Donkeys for sale

Red roan donkey. Rosita is a laid back quiet donkey. She is a bit larger than the others I have and she does not show the desire to guard the herd so I don't think she is a good choice for a guardian donkey. She is good with the goats but she is a bit shy when it comes to guarding. She has been bred before and has been a good dam. She had a black jack when she was bred to a dark chocolate jack. I have paperwork for her but never registered her. She is to a good home only.


Can you make money on goats? This is a question that I am sure all producers are frequently asked. I have always tried to answer that question truthfully. This link will explain the answer. This is a Boer site, but the information applies to all livestock. http://whitehousegoats.com/money.html


 

General sales information

Package deals are only offered on groups of 5 or more goats. Please do not ask for any discount for less than 5 goats as I have put a lot of money and work into this herd and always try to keep my prices fair.

The average price I have paid for my breeding stock is $500 + and I have paid a great deal more for some of the special animals here.  Our herd originated from some of the best colored and AAGBA herds in the country. We are very particular in our own purchases. We try very hard to offer superior quality at a very good price to our customers.

There is no 4-H discount for breeding animals, however, I do offer special 4-H offers on wethers, so if you are in 4-H and would like to buy a wether, please email me about the details.

 

Repeat customers in good standing are offered preference

 

Prices:

White and Colored Wethers : $60-75

CAGBA whites: $75 -$300

AAGBA whites: $200 - $600

CAGBA light reds: $300-$500

CAGBA gray-black: $350-$600

CAGBA dark red: $450-$850

Nubians: $200-$600

Nubian wethers: $50-$75

Cashgora wethers: $50

Lavender Hill Farm: TERMS / CONDITIONS OF SALES AGREEMENT. KID PRE-ORDER RESERVATION INFO FOR GOATS.
 
I want everyone to be very happy with their goat purchase and be completely satisfied with the sales transaction. My goal is to produce healthy high quality goats for pets, breeding, or show.
That being said, the terms and conditions of sales, and the kid pre-order reservation info below are to protect me (the seller) and you (the buyer). This is a standard terms of sales agreement for a goat purchase. Please review this entire page of terms, conditions and policies, and of course, not reading the terms, conditions, and policies is not an excuse.


1) PLACING A GOAT ON HOLD: Goats are reserved on a first come first served basis. The first person to notify me that they are sending a deposit is the person who the goat will be reserved for. I will allow 7 days from the time you tell me you are sending payment for said payment to arrive. After 7 days if the payment is not received then the goat will be offered to other buyers. I will mark on the website "waiting deposit" any goat who has been promised but that the deposit has not yet been received.

2) DEPOSIT: $25 each will reserve the animal of your choice, if the goat is not yet old enough to leave his / her mother, or it will take you some time to pick up your goat. An e-mailed receipt of that deposit will not only secure the reservation of the animal you choose, but also acts as implied consent on your behalf to comply with these terms. If your deposit is to be mailed to me, please inform me of when you send it. I allow 7 days (from the time you agreed either verbally or in E-mail to buy the goat) for the deposit to come in the mail. If at the end of the 7 days I do not receive a deposit, the goat will be put back up for sale. I will contact you to let you know when I receive your deposit. All money is non-refundable, except for the reasons listed in # 5 below. When I receive your deposit for a goat, I will mark it as "sale pending" on the website. If all of my goats are sold or on hold, then other people can put their name on a backup list to buy a goat, in case any end up not being paid for in full, or not picked up on time. If the goat is old enough to go home that same day, you will not need to put a deposit on it, you need to pay for it in full and take it home that day. If you are from out of town and cannot get here for a while, then you will need to send a deposit in the mail and make arrangements to pick the goat up in a timely manner (date is determined between the buyer and seller), or there will be a boarding fee of $2.00 a day on animals that are old enough to go home. No agreements I have made with the buyer are final until all fees are paid in full, and the goat has gone to its new home. If you choose to send in a deposit, please also give me your full name, phone #, and mailing address. Include your e-mail address with the deposit when it is sent in the mail. If any of your contact information changes before you receive your kid, please make sure and let me know in case I need to contact you. None of your information will be shared.

Please note: to have a buck wethered (castrated) you must pay in full first; I will not wether a buck if you have only made a deposit.


3) PAYMENT: Must be in "guaranteed funds": cash, money order etc. If you use a personal check, the animal must stay with me until the check clears, and then you may pick up your animal. Or, if prior arrangements are agreed upon then you can pick up your animal. An animal is not reserved until a deposit is received, and is not bought until paid in full. Goats are first come first serve! Anyone may buy the goat you are interested in until you make a deposit. I do not mark a goat as "SOLD" on my website until you have paid in full.


4) BALANCE/PICKUP: If you have not paid in full before picking up the animal, then the remainder of the money that is owed is due at time of pick up. At the time of pick up, you cannot pay with a check! PLEASE NOTE: If the balance is not received by the date we have set for pickup, the animals will be offered to the next interested party & your deposit will be forfeited. If animals are not picked up the weekend after the date mutually agreed upon, a boarding fee of $2.00 a day will be applied after that time. Any & all “outstanding monies” must be satisfied prior to the animal leaving my farm. Please be advised that there will be no refunds on canceled orders. If the goat is not picked up by 8 PM on the date we have agreed on,  and other arrangements have not been made, it will be sold to the next person in line. There will be no refunds made to the person who didn't pick up their goat on time. Sorry, I do not deliver or partially deliver my goats. The buyer must make arrangements to pick them up. For young bottle babies, air transport is an option. I will work with professional transporters to get goats shipped, but all costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Air fare, shipping crates, and health certificates and vet costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Shipping is from Pittsburgh International.


5) REFUNDS: There are five ways that a deposit on a goat may be refunded: 1) In the sad event that the goat you placed a deposit on should pass away or becomes very ill, you may decide to receive a refund, or place your deposit on another available animal, or roll your deposit over to the following kidding season. Note* If the goat you reserved as your 1st choice, for any reason is no longer available, your deposit can be applied to another available animal of the same or lesser value with any extra money being refunded. 2) I reserve the right to refuse to sell a goat to anyone as I see fit, even if they already have a Kid Pre-Order, or a deposit on a goat. In this case, you may receive a refund, depending on the circumstances. 3) For Kid Pre-Order Reservations: If you have a reservation for a show / breeding quality kid, although there are none born that season, or the one you choose turns out to be pet quality, than you may choose to place your deposit on another available kid, or receive a refund, or roll your deposit over to the next kidding season. 4) For Kid Pre-Order Reservations: If I do not have the gender of goat that you reserved available for sale by the end of that kidding season, and you do not wish to roll your reservation over to the next kidding season, then you can ask to receive your deposit back.

Although, if YOU cancel your deposit or reservation for any reason, you will not be refunded for any amount! If you should decide to cancel your deposit, you can not choose to change your mind later and "un-cancel" it. A new deposit will need to be paid for, if you want another reservation in the future.


6) RETURNS: ALL SALES ARE FINALE. Since I cannot possibly have any control over how animals are managed once leaving my possession, it will also be understood that upon the animal leaving this property, all liabilities & responsibilities for the animal immediately transfer to the buyer. I will not take any animal back, because I cannot be sure that it has not come in contact with diseases while away from my farm. I do not guarantee that a purchaser will like an animal they purchase from me. An animal represents a potential. Should the buyer be unable to keep the animal, then they need to look for a new home for the animal to be adopted into. ONCE A GOAT LEAVES OUR FARM, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS.

7) NOT GUARANTEED: I cannot guarantee how large an animal will grow to be. I cannot guarantee how much milk a goat will produce or what the fleece will be. I cannot guarantee that a goat will not grow scurs (small horn growths). I cannot guarantee the future health of the goat. I cannot guarantee the goat will be of show quality. Some of these things depend on how you care for your animals. If height and show quality are a huge concern to you, than you might want to consider buying an adult goat so you will already know what they will look like.


8) MY RIGHTS: I feel the need to enforce these "rights" to keep things polite, and orderly. (1) I reserve the right to refuse to sell to anyone as I see fit.  2) I am not obligated to take an animal back from you if you no longer want it. 3) I am not obligated to give you a refund on an order, reservation, or deposit that you cancel. 4) I reserve the right to re-sale any animal that is not paid for in full on time, and I am not obligated to return any deposits or "monies" that had been paid for on that animal. 5) I reserve the right to re-sale any animal that is not picked up on the agreed upon date, and no refunds will be given for any "monies" paid for on that goat. 6) I reserve the right to charge a boarding fee for goats that are not picked up in a timely manner. 7) I reserve the right to only accept a cash payment at time of pick-up. No personal checks, unless they are mailed ahead of time please.


9) GOAT REGISTRATION OR APPLICATION PAPERS: Each goat that is sold as "registered" will either be sold with registration papers, which the buyer will need to pay the fee to have the goat transferred into their name... Or the goat will come with their registration application papers, and the buyer will need to pay to have the goat registered and have the goat transferred into their name. Usually adult goats are already registered and will only need to be transferred into the new owner's name. Depending on the age of the goat kid, it will usually just have its registration application papers which you will need to send in to have the goat registered. Goats that are already registered cannot have their names changed. The new owner will choose the name of their goat if it only comes with application papers.


10) BREEDING SERVICES: At this time, for the health and safety of my goats, I do not offer breeding / stud services.


11) GOAT DELIVERY AND SHIPPING: I do not transport goats. Goats must either be picked up at the farm by the buyer or transport must be arranged for a third party to pick up goats from the farm. Transport costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Young bottle babies may be shipped by air and I will deliver those kids to the airport but all shipping costs and vet costs are the responsibility of the buyer.


12) EXPORTING GOATS: I do not ship goats out of the U.S.


*NOTICES*

If you are placing a Kid Pre-Order Reservation, than please read #13 below.
 
Average prices of my goats are listed on my sales page.
 
 
Ask to be Added to My E-mail Notification List of Birthing Updates and Goats For Sale, or Place a Reservation on a Future Kid!

Although I do enjoy visitors, for the health and safety of my animals I must limit ranch visits to buyers only. Access to the farm is strictly limited to areas not occupied by the animals to avoid any accidental transference of disease from outside sources. (you may view the animals from outside the fences)

All pictures are the property of Lavender Hill Farm. They are not to be copied or reused in any fashion, without the permission of Lavender Hill Farm first.

Lavender Hill Farm's TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALES AGREEMENT AND KID PRE-ORDER RESERVATION INFO FOR GOATS, is subject to change at anytime without notice!

When contacting me about my goats please put the word "Goat" or something obvious in the subject line, and do not write in capitals so your E-mail is not confused with Spam mail. Please write me back if you don't hear from me within three days. Thank you!

13) KID PRE-ORDER RESERVATIONS: A $25 deposit is required to reserve a place in line for an un-born kid, (pre-orders). This money goes towards the total purchase price of the goat. Reservations are taken by the order that the checks are received in the mail. You may place a deposit on the specific gender that you want, such as a buckling, wether, or doeling. You'll also need to specify whether you want a pet or breeding quality goat.

When a kid becomes available for sale, I will place their picture on my website and notify the first person on the reservation list that there is a kid available to look at. That person has first choice to buy that kid, or pass on it and wait for a goat from another kidding that they like better. The potential buyer has two days after being notified to make a final decision about buying the kid. If they choose not to take the kid, than I will contact the second person on the reservation list, and they will have two days to decide if they would like the kid... and so on down the list. If there are multiple kids available at the same time, than the first person on the list will get to make their decision first, and have the "pick of the litter". If several does are due to kid around the same time, than I try to wait to put the kids' photos on the website until after all, or most of the does have kidded. I want everyone to be happy with their purchase, and not feel like they have to take a goat just because they were notified of an animal becoming available. You may pass up on any kid, to wait for another one, if desired. If a kid is not born that year that you like, than your reservation can be rolled over to the next season. Everyone who chooses to roll over to the next season will stay in the same position in line that they ended at in the previous season.

The ways that a Pre Order Reservation may be refunded are: (Please read # 5 about refunds after kids have been born.)      1) I reserve the right to refuse to sell a goat to anyone as I see fit, even if they already have a reservation or deposit on a goat. In this case, you may receive a refund, depending on the circumstances. 2) For Kid Pre-Order Reservations: If you have a reservation for a show / breeding quality kid, although there are none born that season, or the one you choose turns out to be pet quality, than you may choose to place your reservation on another available kid, or receive a refund, or roll your reservation over to the next kidding season. 3) For Kid Pre-Order Reservations: If I do not have the gender of goat that you reserved available for sale by the end of that kidding season, and you do not wish to roll your reservation over to the next kidding season, then you can ask to receive your reservation deposit back. Although, if YOU cancel your kid pre order reservation for any reason, you will not be refunded your $25 pre-order deposit, or any amount that you have paid. After deciding to cancel your pre-order deposit, you cannot choose to change your mind later. A new deposit will need to be paid for, if you want another reservation in the future. 

If you choose to send in a deposit for a kid pre order reservation, please also give me your full name, phone #, and mailing address. Include your e-mail address with the deposit that is sent in the mail. If any of this contact information changes before you receive your kid, please make sure and let me know in case I need to refund your money, or contact you. None of this information will be shared.