All pregnant does will be given their annual CD&T vaccine four weeks before kidding. All kids two weeks old will be put on a Coccidiosis prevention plan. At 4 weeks old all kids will receive their first CD&T vaccine and wormed. At 6 weeks old all kids will receive their CD&T booster. All goats will be registered and tattooed. Horned goats will be disbudded.
All animals that leave our farm will be healthy and disease free. We will not be responsible for the health of any animal once it has left our custody. If an animal was purchased and happens to die before it leaves our farm the money will be refunded.
We are always breeding with one thing in mind, to improve the breed. All of the goats at Blue Cactus Ranch are of high quality. Though we breed our goats for betterment of the breed, not all goats meet our expectations. This is sometimes obvious at an early age. In most cases, you will not know the quality of the animal until it has matured. For does, after they freshen. For bucks, after their daughters freshen. In the case of a doe, she may have a beautiful first freshen udder and the coming years doesn't show as great of potential. On the other hand, a doe's first freshen udder may not be the greatest but allowing the doe time to mature may show mass improvement. In the case of a buck, his proof of quality is in the daughters he throws. Ideally, beautiful daughters with full udders out of different dams. When purchasing a young goat, there is no guarantee it will be great quality. Even if the goat is of great quality, there is no guarantee it will blend well with your goat's genetics. Every breeding is a gamble. Sometimes genes from two outstanding lines do not blend well genetically.