Greene Herb
Alpine Dairy Goats
 
Meg Hicks - Eugene, Oregon USA
 
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 Registered American Alpine dairy goats for sale, reasonably priced.



Who We Are

We are a small (6 does as of this update) goat breeding farm located in the foothills of the lush southern Willamette Valley of western Oregon, near Eugene. We breed exclusively American Dairy Goat Association registered Alpines and have been in business since 1979.
Our goats 'out standing' in their forest.

At Greene Herb, our aim is breed sound, productive animals that will adapt well to any good management program.  We don't strive for Top Ten does or National Champions, but we don't charge fancy prices, either.  Our does have fared very well in tough Northwest show competition, and are capable of milking through for two or more years on grass hay, pasture/browse and 3-6# of grain per day, depending on production.  Our management program is probably similar to yours.

After a hiatus of several years, we had the herd Linear Appraised in 2013.  Scores are posted on the doe page.  Without a single exception, all of our does appraised Very Good or Excellent in both mammary system and dairy character, which we feel are the most important hallmarks of the productive dairy goat.

In 1986, we started on a pasteurized milk/heat treated colostrum program for raising kids, and kids are strong, growthy and resistant to disease.  We now dam raise most of our kids,  unless they are ordered in advance, and take the time to socialize them well.  Our does are all healthy, with clean joints and have shown no signs of CAEV arthritis for many, many years.

We don't feed huge amounts of grain or alfalfa, and we milk only twice a day, so production is in the 2,000 to 2,600 pound range for mature does, with an occasional "star" of 3,000 lbs.   They are reliable milkers-- many are expected to milk through for two years or more.  We milk both by hand and by machine.

We don't pamper our goats.  They live outside in all kinds of weather, with a large loafing shed for protection from the copious Oregon rain.  All the does are housed together and expected to get along-- we don't have the room or the patience to put up with separate quarters. We vaccinate for CD and tetanus-- the only supplementation besides free choice salt and trace minerals consists of regular BoSe injections.  In fifteen years of breeding, with a herd averaging 10-15 milking does, we've seldom had to  treat for mastitis.

Registered Alpine buck and doe kid prices range from $225 to $300.  We'd prefer you pick them up in person when they are weaned at 3 to 4 months, but we can make arrangements to ship 5 to 6 week-old kids, at your expense (Eugene airport has direct flights to many major cities).  A deposit of $100 will hold your choice, but please select a second choice in case the doe doesn't cooperate.  Milking does, when we do decide to sell them, are generally around $300.  Buck kids are guaranteed to settle does by one year of age, and we won't offer buck kids out of first fresheners.  We offer discounts to 4-H/FFA and on multiple purchases.  Boer crosses are sold by weight, current market price (2012) is $1.40 per pound.

   

~~ Consistent Quality Through Many Generations ~~

MT ZION'S ROSEBUD 2*M

 GREENE HERB P CLIMBING BLAZE 3*M

GREENE HERB CHA CARIBIA 4*M,  GREENE HERB DEJA SHADY 5*M,

GREENE HERB SAXON NETTLE 6*M,  GREENE HERB ILLUSN NIGHTSHADE 7*M,

GREENE HERB KODIAK NANOOK (LA VVEV 87)

GREENE HERB DEJA NABOO

GREENE HERB REMEDY NETTLE
(1st place milking yearling @ 2007 Lane County Fair)

GREENE HERB DV NOUVELLE
(LA +V+V 85 at age 6)
GREENE HERB PV NANETTE
 
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POSSUM TROT PING *M 2 GCH legs

GREENE HERB P PAWN PENNYROYAL

GREENE HERB POND PING
(Best in Show at Lane County 4H Fair)

GREENE HERB DEJA PHANTASIA

GREENE HERB  CAIRO PUDUHEPA
(LA VEVV 87 at age 10)

GREENE HERB REMEDY  PERILLA
(LA +V+E 85 at age 2)

GREENE HERB DV PAGODA
(res. jr ch, 2012 Lane Co. Fair
(LA VV+V 85 at 1 year)
GREENE HERB PV PANDORA
(Jr. Ch, 2014 Lane Co. Fair)
 
   

 


Web page updated as of July 2014!

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