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. We have tested our herd annually since 2011. The latest test on January 18, 2019 showed the herd negative for CAE, CL and Johne’s disease. My original herd was triple registered with ADGA, AGS and NDGA. Several of our does are still registered with AGS and have meet the criteria for Star designation with AGS, but I have not added the AGS alphabet soup of letters to their names on this website. Those include, but are not limited to, all the original Cori’s Fancy does and their offspring and at least one more generation. For example, SGCH Cedar View Isabella 4*M as well as her mother, Donatella, and grandmother, Dinah Belle, and Isabella’s offspring, including Cedar View Olivero *B, are all AGS registered and qualify for their performance designations through AGS. We have settled on ADGA for our Registrations and Performance Programs and that is enough paperwork for me. :)
Our Sales Policy
Please read carefully and ask questions if you don't understand. When you purchase a goat from Cedar View you are expected to have read and agreed to these terms. 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.
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 any documentation needed.
A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) required for transportation DOES NOT include a physical examination of the animal. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association definition, “ A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), also known as a health certificate, is an official document issued by a federal, state, tribal, or accredited veterinarian certifying that the animals identified on the document have been inspected and were found to satisfy the regulations pertaining to their intended movement - within the same state, between states, or internationally.”
Goats offered for sale are healthy and free of disqualifying defects (disqualifying defects are those listed in the ADGA guidebook that would make the animal ineligible for the show ring) at the time of the sale, and the buyer, by completing the purchase, is agreeing to purchase the animal “as is”. For obvious reasons, the health and future development 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 defects, illness or injury before they leave the property. Buyers, or their representative picking up the goat, are also 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 per kid 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. (page 150-151 in the 2019 guidebook)
Every goat and all related charges (including transportation, testing, CVI, etc.) must be paid in full before a goat leaves the farm. No exceptions.
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.
I no longer take reservations on unborn goats. I will post new births on Facebook and on this website as soon as possible. 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 shortly after weaning. If a goat is past weaning age when I receive a deposit, the goat will need to be paid in full, picked up or shipped within a reasonable time (usually no more than 2 weeks after receipt of deposit), or boarding charges may apply. A written statement of the estimated pick up date must be sent by text or email when you make the deposit.
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. Everyone has family, job, and/or farm obligations. So do I. Therefore, boarding charges will be $5.00 per day per goat for every day past the agreed upon pick up date. Since that will mount up in a hurry, I hope to never have to charge boarding fees. Please note the deposit is subject to forfeiture and the goat or goats may be offered for sale again at any time after our agreed upon pickup date. Thank you for your understanding.
If for some reason the goat is not available due to death, injury or illness, on the pick up date, the deposit may be refunded or, if the customer chooses, the deposit may be applied to another goat that is offered for sale. If a customer leaves a goat in my care for an extended time past the pick up date, there will be no offer to refund money to the customer if the goat should become injured, ill, or die. In that case, the goat will be replaced with another goat only after the balance due on the original purchase and all boarding fees have been paid.
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 CVI 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.
If the temperature at any city on the plane's itinerary is 85 degrees or more, American Airlines will not accept the goat on the flight. If the temperature is between 20 and 45 degrees F they cannot fly without a “letter of acclimation” from a veterinarian. (My vet charges $10 to sign a letter of acclimation when obtained at same time as the CVI.) 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 $35. (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. If there are cancellations that require extra trips to the airport, we will have to charge the buyer for those extra trips. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your business.