Our farm is located in rural East Tennessee. We started keeping Nigerian Dwarf goats in 2011 with a herd of 10 does and doelings and 1 buck. The herd tested negative for CAE in December 2011 and negative again every year with the latest test being done March 2018. My original herd was triple registered with ADGA, AGS and NDGA. We have settled on ADGA for our Registrations and Performance Programs. Any goat we have could also be registered with AGS and NDGA.
Our Sales Policy
Please read carefully and ask questions if you don't understand. Thank you!
My policy is very straight forward. If you want to buy a goat, and I want to sell it to you; then we work out the details. I do reserve the right to change my mind and retain any goat previously offered for sale on this website prior to final sale. Since banks are reluctant to verify funds on checking accounts due to privacy issues (and fraud), I cannot take a check for final payment unless the check can be deposited at least 2 weeks prior to pick up or shipment of the goat. Please bring cash for final payment unless we have a prior arrangement.
I will, under certain circumstances, take Pay Pal for deposits and final payments. But, please contact me by phone or text prior to sending a PayPal deposit or payment for a goat. I will not accept PayPal payments if sent as a business transaction. If you aren’t comfortable with the “no fees, non-refundable” option of sending through PayPal, please find another method for sending your deposit or payment. Please understand that all deposits are non-refundable because you are asking me to take an animal off the market and reject other possible offers. Of course, if for some reason the goat is not available due to death, injury or illness, the deposit will be refunded or, if the customer chooses, the deposit may be applied to another goat that is offered for sale.
Every goat and all related charges (including transportation, testing, CVI, etc.) must be paid in full before a goat leaves the farm. No exceptions.
I no longer take reservations on unborn goats. I will post new births on Facebook and on this website as soon as possible. If you are interested in a particular breeding I can keep your name on a list of potential buyers. After kids are born I will accept a 50% deposit on kids I have priced for sale. If I have not priced the kids yet, please feel free to contact me to express interest in making a purchase. A non-refundable deposit equal to 50% of the sale price will hold the kid until weaning or an agreed upon time. If a goat is past weaning age when I receive a deposit, the goat will need to to picked up or shipped within a reasonable time (no more than 3 weeks after receipt of deposit), or boarding charges will apply. Regardless of the age of the goat, we will need to agree on a pickup date when the deposit is made. Everyone is busy, I understand that. So am I. Everyone has family, job, and/or farm obligations. So do I. Thank you for your understanding.
Goats offered for sale may be tested for any disease desired at the buyer's expense. Please note: the cost may include a Vet farm visit charge, fees for the vet to draw blood, shipping fees, lab fees for testing, and the vet charge for a health certificate if needed.
A standard Veterinary Certificate of health is available through my vet for any goat you purchase, but it is absolutely required for air travel. The Tennessee law actually states a CVI is necessary for any interstate or intrastate transport of goats. Some states have more strict requirements than others for importing goats. Tennessee is a TB and Brucellosis free state, but some states still require TB tests for importing goats. It is a customer’s responsibility to inform me if their state requires certain tests. Please note: several days notice is required to obtain the health certificate and additional testing can require two or more weeks. Please let me know your state’s requirements when you purchase a goat.
Air transport is arranged by and paid for by the buyer with consideration given please to our schedule. We will not be available for early morning flight transport. We can ship by air through from McGhee Tyson Airport near Knoxville, TN.
United Airlines, if they agree to transport goats, does have climate controlled van transport from the terminal to the plane and their live animal cargo is not affected by extreme temperatures. Please be aware, American Airlines does not offer climate controlled Ground Transport for animals. What that means is that your goat will be subject to heat stress as it sits on an open cart or trailer on the tarmac while waiting to be loaded on the plane if the temperature is up to 84 degrees F. Or if the temperature at any city on the plane's itinerary is 85 degrees or more, they will not accept the goat on the flight. It also means if the temperature is between 20 and 45 degrees F they cannot fly without a “letter of acclimation” from a veterinarian. If the temperature is below 20 degrees F anywhere on the plane's itinerary the goat will not fly that day.
When transporting by air, all fees, including the cost of the goat, health papers, estimated airline cost, transport to the airport, and crate for shipping must be paid at least one week before the goat leaves the property. The Airlines require the kennel to be large enough for the kid to stand up without his/her ears touching the top of the kennel, to turn around, and to lay down comfortably. The 24" tall size usually works best for two to three month old kids. We will not attempt to ship a kid in a crate that is too small. The cost of Health Papers will be $30. (That is currently what my vet charges and we do not add a fee for obtaining the papers.) However, due to the cost of transporting goats to the airport and the time involved for 2 people delivering the goats 2 hours before take-off and waiting until after take-off we now charge a $100 handling and delivery charge for what amounts to (including drive time) at least a 4 hour time period for 2 people. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your business.
Goats offered for sale are healthy and free of disqualifying defects at the time of the sale. For obvious reasons, the health of any goat cannot be guaranteed after it leaves Cedar View Farm. Buyers, or their representative picking up the goat, are responsible for checking a goat for signs of illness or injury before they leave the property. Buyers are asked to verify tattoos prior to leaving. No registered goat will leave prior to being tattooed.
When a goat is out of my sight, and therefore out of my control, I can't be responsible for its health or future development or fertility beyond the ADGA recommendations for the sale of breeding stock. Does are sold as open and never guaranteed to be bred even if known to be exposed. If bred, a separate fee of $150 will be charged for a service memo at the time such memo is requested, provided the timing of kidding indicates the doe was bred at Cedar View as indicated by breeding records. Breeding stock bucks are, (when kept in good condition through appropriate management practices), guaranteed to breed, or a replacement will be offered upon the presentation of an official veterinary statement that documents the body condition and infertility of the buck. ADGA guidelines will be followed for replacement. Please read the ADGA guidelines.