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SPECIAL PRE-ORDER DEALS
Goats For Sale 
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS
  AVAILABILITY & PRICING

  • Now taking reservations for 2024 Buck and Doe Kids: 

    • $350 1-4 weeks old

    • $450 weaned (6-8 weeks old) (doelings) and $550 (breeding bucklings)

    • A service fee of $25/week will be added to any young stock picked up after 8 weeks old.

  • Milking and Dry Does

    • We occasionally sell milking does, bred does and older breeding bucks. We also sell older does ready to retire who would make great pets and/or companion animals for other livestock or horses. Currently, we have several does (mostly in milk production) for sale-various ages. For availability and pricing, please email us at prairiefruitsinfo@gmail.com

 

Our breeds: Lamancha, Nubian, and Lamancha-Nubian Experimentals

To schedule a time to come look at them or for any other questions please email us directly at prairiefruitsinfo@gmail.com

 

We require a deposit of $100 per head to reserve a goat. The remaining balance for your purchase will be due at pickup. All goat reservations are first-received first-served.

Please mail a check to:

Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, Attn: Goat Deposit

4410 N. Lincoln Ave

Champaign, IL 61822

Out of state Buyers:

If you require health papers to take goats out of state, please let us know at least one week prior to pickup. Buyer must pay any additional costs for health certificates and/or testing. Scrapie tags are provided to all out of state buyers. 

 

Have a Question? Email us. 
General Information

We have been raising dairy goats since 2004.  Our herd has been certified "Animal Welfare Approved"  since 2010, the gold standard in pasture based livestock production certification programs. Our genetic selection is focused on overall soundness and conformation, high milk components (butterfat and protein) and longevity. Several of our sold does have placed in the tops of their classes at county and state fairs throughout the years. We have sold goats to dairy farmers and 4-H kids across the country including Vermont, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Our goats would also be ideal for farmers wanting to crossbreed with Boar goats. 

 

Our herd is registered through the American Dairy Goat Association. If you are purchasing a kid and would like to register them as well, we would fill out a Bill of Sale and provide tattoo information in order for you to do so. Crossbreeds can still be registered as "Experimental Grade" through ADGA. Our herd is tested annually and confirmed negative for CAE, CL, and Johne's since 2005. We keep milk records through AgSource DHI (2007-present) for all our milking does. You can look up individual milk records on the ADGA website.

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Kid Care Practices 

Our kidding season runs from March to May. Our kids are separated from their dams at birth. We feed them their mothers' colostrum within the first 12 hours after birth and pooled raw goats milk up to 1 week of age. Kids are then transitioned over to Land O Lakes Doe's Match medicated milk replacer and trained on an automated feeding system using the Lac-Tec. This ensures that they have access to warm milk whenever they want it. This practice has resulted in faster growing kids with fewer health problems and higher weight gains pre-weaning. We offer them mixed hay and a pelleted grain ration starting at 1 week of age. We wean our kids between 6 to 8 weeks of age, depending on their weight gain and reliance on hay and grain.  

 

We disbud within the first week after they are born. All kids are given a BoSe supplement at birth and vaccinated with CD&T at 6 weeks and given a booster dose at 12 weeks and 6 months. The adults are booster vaccinated in winter prior to kidding season.

 

 

HAVE OTHER GOAT QUESTIONS?
ASK ABOUT OUR GOATS

Learn more about our dairy and the goats on our dairy page or contact us for specific questions you may have here.

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