Thank you for your interest in our herd. We have been raising Alpines since 1989 and strive to breed correct productive animals to make up our small herd. We acquired our first goats in 1989. We joined a DHIR test ring back then and with those milk records sold goats to the Taiwan Exports. It was great income and an excellent way to feed the herd.
Over the years we have tried to utilize all of the tools ADGA has to offer by using Linear Appraisal, DHIA Milk Test and attend ADGA sanctioned dairy goat shows. We have the herd linear appraised almost yearly with the very first appraisal held back in 1995. In the spring of 2009 we enrolled the herd on Standard DHI milk test after being off milk test for several years. In the past we have tried to attend 5-12 shows a year, but as our children are entering their teen and high school years they are becoming increasingly involved in school activities, 4-H and FFA. This is quite time consuming and we are happy if we get to 2-3 shows a year!! We have attended 6 National Shows in the past and fit it into our schedule when it is within reasonable driving distance.
To reserve a PJ-Baileys' kid a $100 deposit is required and accepted on a first come first serve basis. We recommend a first and second choice. Upon notification of your kid choice birth, the balance needs to be paid in full within 10 days. We accept checks, money orders and payment by Paypal, with buyers being responsible for Paypal transaction fees. Prices on the Breeding Summary are for pre-ordered kids up to 4 weeks of age. At this time we are not air shipping or doing International shipments.
Refunds of deposits are only made when the sex of the kid ordered is not born, the kid did not meet our standard of quality, or we chose to retain the kid. There are no refunds on canceled orders. As the breeders/owners of this herd, we reserve the right to retain any kid born as herd replacements. Buyers are responsible for health certificates or vet exams if those are needed for ground transport.
Kids are raised on CAEV prevention program of heat treated goat colostrum, a quality colostrum replacement, and pasteurized goat milk. All births are tended to and we have a camera monitor system so labor and births are watched closely. Kids are taken immediately and brought into the house for at least 24 hours where they stay in a play pen. They are housed and raised in a separate barn from the adult goats. Replacement kids are offered hay and pelleted feed with coccidia prevention at an early age and fed pasteurized goat milk by bucket lambar feed for 12 weeks. The herd is CAE tested each year before kidding starts. The lab we currently use DHI Cooperative in Columbus, Ohio utilizing their certified Biopryn Lab.
If something interests you, then lets talk!!! Feel free to email or call and we'll try our best to find a breeding that fits your needs. Currently email is the preferred way to contact, or even Facebook through the Farm Page or my personal page. With our children's busy schedule it is often very difficult to return phone calls that require any length of time. Please NO phone calls after 8 pm. The current phone number listed is our home number.
Please be aware that there are no guarantees with genetics. This is a challenge that all breeders face, sometimes the breeding works and sometimes it doesn't!! We will do our best to educate you on the strengths and weaknesses of each animal. We cannot guarantee how an udder will turn out or how a buck's genetics will mesh with your herd. We do guarantee a healthy kid upon pick up from our farm. PJ-Baileys' reserves 20 straws of semen from any buck sold for the cost of collection, and we abide by ADGA Recommended Trade Practices for Members (ADGA Guidebook, bylaws article XIX)
Patricia, John, Jenna, Holden & Ashley Bailey
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6