Sales & Policies of Live Animals
Owning goats is a serious and large responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Here at Little Moon Acres, we strive for healthy and friendly animals based on the consumer's need. Our animals are offered as performance animals, pets, 4-H/FFA projects, and family milkers. Our dairy goats are NOT meat animals. If you are interested in meat goats, we can send you in the right direction.
It is important to note that our herd is a CAE, CL and Johnes free herd, and we test annually for these diseases. If you are NOT from Connecticut and you would like to purchase a goat, please check with your state for health and testing regulations. It is also important to check with your town's zoning and agricultural commission for information on keeping livestock on your property. We recommend that you get a health certificate on your animal before it goes home with you for all legal purposes. If you are purchasing out of state, it is required that you will get a health certificate. All health certificates will be at the buyer's expense.
If you are purchasing a kid, a 50% non-refundable deposit for each kid is required once the kid is born. Reservations are FREE. At the time of pickup, the remaining money is due. ALL animals MUST be paid for IN FULL before leaving the farm. Little Moon Acres holds the right to retain any kid that comes out of any of our does for our own herd. When placing your reservation, please let us know your first choice and second choice kid. If your choice of kid is not available, we will refund your deposit or apply it to another kid of your choice, or roll it over to the next year.
Please see our kidding schedule for pricing. Pricing is based upon many factors including the number of freshenings, quality of animals and results from performance programs. There will be no refunds on canceled orders. If you are a 4-H or FFA member, please present proof of membership and you will be given a discount.
The buyer may visit their kid(s) upon request. We have a very busy schedule, day jobs, and will do our best to accommodate you! Little Moon Acres has the final say in who purchases an animal, and we have the right to decline a sale. We care for each and every one of our animals, as they are more than just goats to us. Payment is accepted via check, cash, Venmo or Paypal.
All kids with the exception of wethers will be registered with the American Dairy Goat Association AND/OR American Goat Society. If you plan on showing your animal and participating in performance programs which we encourage, it is highly recommended that you become a member with the American Dairy Goat Association. Papers will be mailed to you once they arrive in the hands of Little Moon Acres. We CAN NOT guarantee the performance or health of an animal once it leaves our property. We will do everything that we can to set you up for success.
Please note that we will not allow kids to leave until 8 to 10 weeks of age unless otherwise determined by Little Moon Acres. This gives the proper amount of time for weaning and health evaluations. Your animal will be in your hands vaccinated for CDT and given coccidiosis prevention. Kids will also be sold dis-budded, tattooed, and banded if they are sold for the intention of being a wether. All kids will be registered with ADGA and AGS. Any kids that remain on our property past their scheduled pickup date of 10 weeks old will be subjected to a daily boarding fee of $3.50 per day. Please note that leaving the farm/mother can be very stressful for the kid. We will send you home with general care information based on what we have found works for us in the past 10 years in the field of goats. We encourage you to call us at any time with any questions what so ever with your new goat. When we first started, we didn't have many resources to turn to. Buyer to seller relationship has become a very crucial relationship to us.
Upon inquiring for a goat, you must present references. Here at Little Moon Acres, we want our goats to go to the best homes and be ensured with the best care possible. With that comes references and signing a contract. ALL animals MUST be paid for IN FULL before leaving Little Moon Acres. Again, we want to make sure they are going to the safest home possible and continue to receive the best care that we have given them thus far in their life. We have the right to decline a sale at any time.
If you have any further questions regarding sales and the care of goats, do not hesitate to contact us at any given time.