you for your interest in our Saanens! We began our goat adventure in 1979
with the purchase of a grade Toggenburg doe who was quickly replaced with
registered Saanens. We have been addicted ever since....or maybe one of us
more than the other.
Our herd is comprised of both Americans and
Purebreds. Our goal is to breed Saanens who will milk 3500# and maintain
structural soundness. Our herd has been on continuous DHIR since 1984.
During that time, we have always tested 11 to 12 times per year and had
the luck of having very nice testers to work with. Several does in the herd have
qualified for Top Ten placing. We participate in the Linear Appraisal
program, having the herd appraised every other year. We have not shown our
herd for several years.
Maintaining herd health is
important to us and we are fortunate to have great vets to work with. New
animals coming into the herd are held separate for 5-6 weeks. All births
are attended and all kids are removed without contact with the dam. Our
kids are raised on heat-treated goat colostrum and pasteurized goat milk
to prevent the spread of health problems passed through milk. From one
week until weaning, Calf-Pro is added to the milk for prevention of
problems due to coccidia and they are wormed with Panacur. Hay is
introduced by one week of age, though grain is not fed until they are
approximately 2 months old. Kids are raised in separate facilities with no
adult contact, joining the adult herd at 1 to 2 years of age, depending on
when they freshen.
A deposit of $100.00 is
required to hold a kid of your choice. Pre-ordered kids with a deposit will not
increase in price during the year of the deposit. We reserve the right to retain kids we
choose as breeding replacements, and will refund or transfer a deposit to
another animal, whichever you prefer if your choice is NOT available. Balance is
due on notification of birth. Health certificates for interstate travel, vet
fees, and shipping costs (airfare and kennel) are the responsibility of the
buyer. We ship American Cargo out of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN and encourage kid pickup at the
farm if possible. Prices quoted are on pre-ordered kids, and may change after
freshening. Price quoted is on kids picked up/shipped by 1 month of age. Note:
Due to having to rely on someone to transport animals to the
airport there will be an added fee of $50.00 for animals who are air shipped.
If you have any questions or would like further information
please don't hesitate to contact us.
Kapra Vista Saanens
Lee and Jeanette Haass
910 235th St.
Osceola, WI 54020-4204