Herd Certifications

Registration:
Nigerian Dwarf Goat at Arlington Acres in Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaHerd Name:  Arlington Acres
Registration: ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association)

Testing:
Our Herd:
CL Negative (October 2014)
CAE Negative (October 2014)
Johne's Negative (October 2014)
Parasites:  Zero count (March 2014)
*We do not show our goats*

Source Herd (Wild Wind Farm):
CL Negative (2011)
CAE Negative (2011)
Brucellosis Negative (2011)

Milking Information:
Our does will be first fresheners in 2014 and 2015.  Check back.

Sales Policy:

Reservations will be added to a waiting list in the order they are received.  Once a doe has kidded, we will contact the first person on the waiting list. To hold your kid, we require a $100 deposit for doelings and bucklings or $50 for wethers via check or PayPal. Please add a 3% increase for PayPal transactions.  If we do not hear back from you within three days, we will offer the kid to the next person on the waiting list. Please note that unfulfilled reservations from an earlier kidding may carry over to the next doe's kidding in some cases.  Kids can be picked up when they are weaned (about 10 to 12 weeks). If kids are not picked up by the agreed-upon date, buyers may be subject to a $2-per-day boarding fee. Deliveries may be available at our discretion for an additional fee.  All goats we sell are healthy to the best of our knowledge when they are picked up, but we can't offer any guarantees after leaving our farm.

Unless arranged otherwise, we will vaccinate, tattoo (except wethers, unless requested), and disbud the kids. Kids will be raised by their dams, but will be fully socialized with people.  All of our breedings come from ADGA-registered goats. Buyers will be provided with the paperwork for ADGA registration, which will be completed and paid for by the buyer. Kids will come pre-named. 

If you don't already have goats, we will only sell goats in pairs. Goats cannot stand to live alone.  We reserve the right to refuse a sale for the welfare of the goat.  We also reserve the right to retain kids from any pairing.

Permission is granted to buyers to use Arlington Acres photos for their website pedigrees. A link to our website would be appreciated. We will do our best to inform buyers of any milking stars or awards that our goats earn in the future.  Likewise, if any of your goats from our herd receive a show award or milking star, we would love to hear about it!

Note:  We don't plan on selling bucklings from our does' first kiddings, so that we can evaluate their milking ability.  If you are interested in a buckling rather than a wether, please talk to us.

Updated November 30, 2014