Consultation; Consultation/help is free. We love to help people start out in their lives with Sheep and Goats. We will try to answer your questions to the best of our ability. The only question we will not answer is “Which Breed should I get?” We do not claim to be experts and we are not Veterinarians. But having been around various types of Livestock for more than a half a Century, we have seen quite a bit. Here at Mending Wall Farm we strive to raise healthy, happy and just plain good Animals.
Sales and Deposits: A non-refundable 50% deposit will hold any Goat or Sheep that is for sale. All sales are to be paid in full before the animal will be allowed to leave Mending Wall Farm. Deposits may be made by Cash, Money Order or Check. Please make checks out to "Mending Wall Farm". Final payments may be made by Check or Money only order if there is ample time for them to clear. All final payments made on the day of pick up will be in Cash only.
Sheep and Goats, being herd animals, do not thrive on their own. We will not sell you just one Sheep or Goat unless you already have Sheep or Goats at home.
Horns: With our two breeds of Goats and one breed of Sheep we have three standards regarding horns. Please read the following carefully.
Nigerian Dwarfs; All Nigerian Dwarf Kids will be Disbudded at an appropriate age. There is one exception to this. That exception is if you place a 50% non-refundable deposit on the Kid and tell us that you prefer the horns to be left on. Our Nigerians do have polled bloodlines. Whether they are born polled or not is not up to us.
Tennessee Fainting; Fainting Goats will not be Disbudded. There is one exception to this. That exception is if you place a 50% non-refundable deposit on the Kid and tell us that you prefer the horns be removed. We here at Mending Wall Farm can only do this up to a certain time. If we say it is to late for us to Disbud, then it will not be done by us.
Babydolls; Babydoll Sheep are naturally polled.
Weaning: We Dam raise all of our Lambs and Kids. Lambs or Kids will not leave Mending Wall Farm until they are weaned. The exception to this is bottle babies. Lambs or Kids will not be taken from their Dams just to make them a bottle baby.
Weaning for Nigerians and Babydolls averages between 10 and 12 weeks of age. Fainters are usually weaned at 12 weeks of age.
Registration: All Nigerians will be registered, or be able to be registered, with both the American Goat Society (AGS) and the Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association (NDGA). All Fainters will be registered, or be able to be registered, with The Myotonic Goat Registry (MGR). All Babydolls will be registered, or be able to be registered, with North American Babydoll Southdown Sheep Association And Registry (NABSSAR).
Transportation: We do not deliver. Pickup will be at Mending Wall Farm at a prearranged agreed upon time. We expect our buyers to make their new Goats or Sheep safe during transportation.
We insist that the buyer use a animal crate large enough to accommodate the size of the animal that you are transporting or a stock trailer/truck with a cap. If your Goat or Sheep will be outside in a truck bed we ask that you use a animal crate. We will not allow an animal to leave Mending Wall Farm if the buyer intends to just tie the animal in the back of a truck or if it is loose in the vehicle. The Buyer is responsible for any and all testing, shots or requirements that may be needed for interstate transportation.
Stud Service: We will no longer be offering Stud Service for Goats or Sheep.