Below is the Sheep and Goat Sales Policy: Please contact us with any questions or concerns
Goats: All goats kids will be sold disbudded, vaccinated for CDT, and dewormed. All doelings and intact bucklings will be sold tattooed and registered with the ADGA, and their papers will be transferred to the buyer upon complete sale. Wethers will not be registered or tattooed. Our goat herd is tested annually and is guaranteed negative for CAE, CL, and Johnes Disease.
Sheep: All lambs will be sold with a registered Scrapies ear tag, vaccinated for CDT, and dewormed. All ewe lambs and intact ram lambs will be sold registered with the FBA, and their papers will be transferred to the buyer upon complete sale. Wethers will not be registered. Our sheep herd is tested annually and is guaranteed negative for Ovine Progressive Pneumonia (OPP)
All our stock are raised on a mineral coccidia preventative. Our livestock are guaranteed to be healthy at the time of sale. Due to the sensitive nature of young animals, we cannot guarantee their health once they leave the property.
Waitlist: The waitlist opens annually on October 1. You may join the waitlist with no extra cost. The purpose of the waitlist is to allow you to be notified when our lambs or kids are born. In addition, you will have first choice of purchase, before the animal goes on sale to the public. Once our animals are born, I will notify you that there is an animal available for sale that you expressed previous interest in. If I do not hear from you in 72 hours, I will move on to the next person on the waitlist. If you respond after they do, you will be placed below them in the waitlist. If you are not interested in the animal offered to you at that time, you will retain your place on the waitlist. You reserve the right to refuse any offer in favor of a different animal, but we can not promise that your desired animal will be born. If you are not interested in any livestock born that year, or if we do not reach you on the waitlist, you will be moved to the top of the waitlist for next year.
Deposits: The deposit fee for all of our animals is $75. This can be paid by cash, check, or Paypal. You are welcome to come look at our animals before you place a deposit, or you may place one just based on pictures and the information on our website. Deposits can be placed at any time and on multiple animals. Animals will be held for you until they are 8 weeks old. They may be picked up any time after that. We understand that logistics can be complicated, however, if we are required to hold an animal after they are three months old, we will raise the price of the animal. Deposits will not be taken on wethers. Wethers must be paid in full before they are wethered. This is so that we know the wethers will have a good home to go to. We will not wether any males after they reach 8 weeks of age for their own safety. Disclaimer: Any deposit placed is nonrefundable except in the event that something happens to the selected animal while he/she is under the care of the Sunny Rock 4H Farm. In this case, first choice by the buyer of all available animals will be available or the deposit will be refunded. The deposit will not be refunded if you decide you are no longer interested in purchasing an animal from us. The deposit can be transferred to any other available animal at any time.
Delivery: We encourage buyers to come to our farm to pick up their animal. We can offer delivery of up to 70 miles, however we will charge a delivery fee depending on the mileage and the amount of animals being transferred.
Discounts: We offer a discount on the purchase of multiple animals. We will have unrelated ram lambs for those looking for a starter herd of Finnsheep. However, at this time we are unable to offer a starter herd for our Nubian goats. We also offer a discount to our past buyers. Both these discounts will not be considered simultaneously.
Animal Exchange: We are currently working on growing our Finnsheep herd as well, and so we may be interested in an exchange of any of our animals for a registered purebred Finnsheep ewe lamb. If you breed registered purebred Finnsheep and would like to exchange some genetics, let us know. We are also currently working on growing our Nubian goat herd, and so we may be interested in an exchange of any of our animals for a registered purebred Nubian doe kid. If you breed registered purebred Nubians and would like to exchange some genetics, let us know.
Adult Animals for Sale: We may offer adult animals for sale every season. We are extremely unlikely to have any adult male animals for sale at this time.
Market Stock: We occasionally have ram lambs available for meat in September every year. They are pasture-raised and minimally vaccinated with no antibiotics, artificial hormones, or growth supplements. Please contact us in the fall if you are interested in a meat lamb. We will not take any interest of meat lambs until August earliest.
Sunny Rock 4H Farm reserves the right to retain any animal born to add to our breeding stock.