Rhodesian Ridgeback Dogs

AKC Rhodesian Ridgebacks of recently imported African lineage are usually for sale. Our former senior stud dog’s dam was imported from Zimbabwe.  Wanu died in late 2006, just short of his tenth birthday. His son, Justa Nutta Tsu (dam, African Tsu), stepped up to breeding duties in 2007, and now his son fills that role.  We imported a pair from South Africa in 2002. Zula and African Tsu have proven to be just what we needed in our breeding program. Puppies are $1000, but occasionally are priced for less. We prefer not to ship puppies and recommend that you fly to pick up your puppy and take it home in a carrier under the seat as carry-on-luggage. Gainesville, FL is our nearest airport, only an hour away. We are always happier to have the puppies picked up at the farm. We have bred Rhodesian Ridgebacks for more than 42 years. The first  three stud dogs that we have used through the years were sired by imported stock or by sons of imported stock. Add in our recent imported blood from South Africa and Zimbabwe, plus a female from yet another imported line, and you have a very good genetic mix. Our goal has always been to produce good family dogs who could earn their keep by working if needed. Some of our stock has gone on to be working farm dogs and hunting dogs, a few have gone to the show ring, many have completed obedience and service dog programs, but most have ended up being family friends and protectors who were loved and cherished by their owners. 

Belted Galloway Cattle

BELTED GALLOWAY BEEF FOR SALE – It is sold as a traditional quarter or side, cut to your specifications. This beef is from a grass-fed animal.  We currently feed only round bales of hay that we grow and bale and a little feed at night to keep the cows friendly and happy. We do not use any antibiotics or steroids on our cattle and the fields have had no insecticide, pesticide or herbicide on them for 29 years. The beef is lean and flavorful. Price for a side or quarter is $5.00/pound hanging weight. A quarter is 100 pounds or a little less. Packaged weight is approximately double the price. This price is just about equal to Walmart or Publix Angus Grass Fed prices. We will continue to pursue a most healthful route in raising our animals. We do not use chemical fertilizer on the fields, only manure from our animals. We do not feed antibiotics or hormones and no pesticides, herbicides or defoliants are used on the fields. Learning what grasses will grow in North Central Florida sand has been a real challenge, but we seem to have met the challenge. Grass is growing! We use five Pyrenees and one Maremma livestock guardian dogs to keep our herd of cattle and goats safe from predators and intruders.

Meat Goats

Meat Goats For Sale – Young meat goats are usually for sale. They range in size from 45 to 60 pounds. They are priced at $200 each. SALE – 5 bucklings for sale – 55-60 pounds. $160 each. If you want them slaughtered and left as half or quarters or as custom cut, you must order and pay for them at least 10 days before pick up. They will be frozen. Prices are whatever the current abattoir charges, $45 if quartered. This plant is USDA inspected facility. If USDA meat inspection is desired, the charge will be higher and special arrangements will have to be made for me to transport to Ocala. 

BABY GOATS FOR SALE – Baby goats arrive in clusters throughout the year……cross bred Savannah, Spanish, Kiko, Boer. They are out of crossbred dams with some Alpine or Sannen added to produce more milk. 

I will have a few doelings this year. I plan to have 75 does in the near future. I have begun to sell some does who do not fit my breeding program. 

We added goats as we decreased the American Saddlebred herd. I decided to have cross breed meat goats which are Savanna, Spanish, Kiko with a little Boer. We will maintain a commercial herd of crossbreds. I will register a small number of Savanna and a few pure Spanish with Pedigree International.

The reason that I have added Spanish, Kiko and Savanna (also called White Goats in South Africa) meat goats to our herd is that the breeds are hardy and less susceptible to internal parasites and disease than the Boer goats. I have does, who are Boer crosses, but no purebred Boers in the herd. The Savanna is a native of South Africa and the Kiko is a native of New Zealand. I recently added Spanish does and a Spanish buck from Smoke Ridge Farm in Montana. Soon, we will add Sawyer line Spanish goats from West Texas. They will add even more vigor, parasite resistance, rapid growth and size. The goats are clearing out an area of brush since goats are more a browse than grazing animal. I continue to plant browse and new varieties of forage each season. The fields are improving with our new rotation system. Our goats are fed a very small amount of pellets (less than one half pound per goat) plus round bales of hay that are harvested from our land. We use no herbicides, pesticides, or defoliants on our land and the animals receive no routine antibiotics or hormones. We try to avoid GMOs in our program. We rotate pastures to help combat parasites. We use one Maremma and five Pyrenees Livestock Guardian Dogs to protect the herds from predators and intruders. 

Goat meat has less cholesterol than chicken. The meat is mild, more like chicken or fine pork than beef or venison. I use the ground meat just like I do ground beef or pork. I have found a spice, Tzar Dust Memories, sold by Penzey’s Spice that is superb on the goat meat. The stew meat or ground meat is excellent seasoned with Sweet Curry, which is mild, not hot like regular Curry, and served over rice.  Our goats are processed at a USDA inspected facility just like the beef or pork. Ground or pieces are usually in one pound packages but can be packaged as desired. Sorry, but I can’t sell individual pieces. The meat can be custom cut if you desire specific cuts. All processing is done by special order.