–> We imported our pair from Wales. Bryn has turned out to be a wonderful herder and varmint dog, as well as a family friend and protector (He hates Armadillos and Possums.). Welsh Sheep Dogs will listen to voice and call off of any command without a down-stay and will accept a new command. I am very pleased with the breed and I couldn’t get along without Bryn now. We imported another pair Fall 2017. Puppies sell for $600 after eight weeks, which is an exceptional bargain. If you have livestock, you need a Welsh Sheep Dog! We have bred a female, “Target”, to Bryn and have puppies right now. Both Bryn and Target have been certified by the Welsh Sheep Dog Registry in Wales. Contact Martha if you wish to reserve a puppy.
Bryn, the male Welsh Sheep Dog, has proven to be an
excellent stock dog, without any formal training. I could not gather the stock
without him! He goes out alone and brings in the milk cow, works the Belted
Galloway herd, gathers the goats and drives them to the barn, and checks at
night outside the barn and brings in the stray chickens and turkeys. All of this
is on voice and hand signals…. an exceptional stock dog! Bryn always checks
the fields and when he doesn’t come in or barks, we know to go out to check. He
finds the newborn babies who didn’t follow their mama to the barn, as well as
the occasional goat with its head caught in the fence. I cannot say enough good
about the Welsh Sheep Dogs. They are also great Versatility and Frisbee dogs
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 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.