HARNER FARM
 
  Home of goats, guineas and plenty of other fun farm stuff.

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GOATS

Please note: Our goats are important to us. While we recognize that we can’t keep them all, we also want them to be a good fit with your herd and to meet your goals. We don’t just sell our goats; we place them. If we don’t think a particular goat is a good fit with your operation, we reserve the right not to sell.

 

Check out the stories of kidding under 2017 Kids. Extensive information about each of the parents is listed under Senior Does or Bucks.

 
Doelings start at $325. Bucklings start at $325. Wethers start at $50.  Most of the does already have their milk star, so their daughters are eligible for a second star - in some cases a third stat - if you decide to test

Remember - goats are herd animals. You really need two or more for happy goats OR have some other animals to be part of their herd. A single goat is an unhappy goat and unhappy goats make their owners unhappy, too. If you would like to purchase a wether as a companion for a 4-H doeling, we should have some available.

BUCKLINGS & WETHERS (Neutered Males)

These are a beautiful set of bucklings who could be an asset for your herd. However, I’m willing to sell some as wethers who can be your pets, companions to doelings, or weed eaters.


HARNER SARGEANT FREEDOM

Buckling – Star X Atlas

Birthdate: April 6, 2017

G6S Normal by parentage

 

Sarge is large and in charge. He weighed 11 pounds at birth and drank 8 ounces while barely taking a breath. For all his size, he’s got a calm nature and beautiful markings.


I love his strength and stature. Sarge is extremely straight and correct, especially across his rump, though that isn't shown well here. He’d make a striking show goat or wonderful herd sire. He is quiet and oh, so gentle with the smaller kids.


 





Sarge is very correct.

Look at that straight rump!


"Howard"

Wether (neutered male)

SOLD

Shekel X Paco

Birthdate: April 17, 2017

G6S Normal by parentage

 

This flashy black and white wether is cute as can be. He’s tall, wide, great boning with a wonderful head and ears. Howard is curious and loves people - especially young children. He'd be a great pair of pets, weed eaters, etc. with Raj.




"Raj"

Wether (neutered male)

SOLD

Shekel X Paco

Birthdate: April 17, 2017

G6S Normal by parentage

 

At one day of age, Raj decided to become my shadow and he often tags along at my heel…never in the way. He’s tall, wide, great boning with a wonderful head and ears.
He's hard to photograph because he's often so close to me. He and Howard would be a great pair of pets or weed eaters.




HARNER

CHERRY PIE ALA MODE

SOLD

Buckling – Cherry X Atlas

Birthdate: April 6, 2017

G6S Normal by parentage

 

Pie is a character. Look past the paint job to a gorgeous head, great boning and strength. He’s a dynamite combination and will make someone a great herd sire. This is the third time I’ve bred Cherry to Atlas and each group of kids is outstanding. Pie will be an outcross for almost all North Dakota Nubian herds.


Pie is pictured below as well.


HARNER FREEDOM ROCKS

SOLD

Buckling Dimples X Atlas

Birthdate: April 13, 2017

G6S Normal by parentage

 

Rocky was just 5.8# at birth (2# less than his sister and 3# under his brother) but he started eating and hasn’t’ stopped. He’s the first to crawl into a stranger’s lap or come for attention and muscles out the larger kids for his turn at the milk bucket. Rocky’s determined, but not pushy. His mother is just two years old and two days after having this set of triplets, she outmilked her peak production from last year; then proceeded to match or produce more milk than my best does. Dimples has a beautifully attached udder and is producing 9-10 pounds of milk each day. I’ll try to get an udder photo up soon. I couldn’t be more pleased with her.


 

HARNER JOHN HANCOCK

SOLD

Buckling Dimples X Atlas

Birthdate: April 13, 2017

G6S Normal by parentage

 

Hancock was a very large kid – 8.8 pounds. He’s very quiet but has a wonderful presence. His mother is just two years old and two days after having this set of triplets, she outmilked her peak production from last year; then proceeded to match or produce more milk than my best does. Dimples has a beautifully attached udder and is producing 9-10 pounds of milk each day. I’ll try to get an udder photo up soon. I couldn’t be more pleased with her.


BANDIT

SOLD

Buckling Rupee X Atlas

Birthdate: April 7, 2017

G6S Normal by parentage

 

Bandit is large, flashy and very, very sweet. He’s extremely correct in structure and very friendly, but not pushy. The biggest criticism for is that his mother could have better udder attachment. 


Bandit has been wethered and placed as a companion to Belle. He’ll be a wonderful pet.


 

DOELINGS

Sales are already pending on these doelings, but as you know, sometimes sales fall through. If you see one you particularly fancy, please contact me.


 HARNER FREEDOMS PATIENCE 

Available for placement

Doeling Star X Atlas

Birthdate: April 6, 2017

G6S Normal by parentage

 

Patience was 8.4 pounds at birth, but born after her mother had delivered two very large kids and cleaned. She’s friendly and sweet, and an eager eater. (You’ve got to get them to take it in if you want to get the milk out.) Her mother Star is a second generation milk star doe, so if you put Patience on milk test, she could be the third generation to earn her star. She’d be striking in the show ring. Both her mother and grandmother love the show ring. Great 4-H prospect.





Patience




Hope (left) and Patience.

They're great friends.


HARNER FREEDOMS HOPE

Sale Pending

Doeling Rupee X Atlas

Birthdate: April 7, 2017

G6S Normal by parentage

 

Hope is a delightful young doe who reminds me of her mother Rupee. She’s compact, but nicely balanced with a loving personality and quiet determination to eat more than her share and grow quickly. She had an ear that was squished in the womb, but I’ve taped it and think it will be straight. I suspect she’ll be a willing milker, but may not have the show personality. I’m still working on finding the perfect name.






Hope from a different angle.


HARNER FREEDOMS PROMISE SOLD

Doeling Star X Atlas

Birthdate: April 6, 2017

G6S Normal by parentage

 

Promise was 8.4 pounds at birth. She’s friendly and sweet, and not too pushy. Her mother Star is a second generation milk star doe, so if you put Promise on milk test, she could be the third generation to earn her star. She’d be striking in the show ring with that brown coat that changes color from her front shoulders to her hips. Both her mother and grandmother love to show. Great 4-H prospect.




HARNER FREEDOMS JOY 

SOLD

Doeling Rupee X Atlas

Birthdate: April 7, 2017

G6S Normal by parentage

 

Joy is a gorgeous mahogany red doe with a few white accents. She catches your eye and loves to strike a pose – for a split second – then jump and play. She’s very poised and would be a wonderful show doe. So far Rupee’s daughters have inherited her large orifices which make them easy to hand milk. It should be noted this doe has a small abscess on her jaw. It’s been vet-checked and diagnosed as a salivary gland blockage. It doesn’t impact her in the least and may go away on its own.




HARNER LIBERTY BELLE

SOLD

Doeling Dimples X Atlas

Birthdate: April 13, 2017

G6S Normal by parentage

 

Belle is a very refined doeling. She’s quiet and at first you may not notice her. Then the flashy white bracelets on her front ankles catch your eye and you realize she has a quiet poise. Her mother is just two years old and two days after having this set of triplets, she outmilked her peak production from last year; then proceeded to match or produce more milk than my best does. Dimples has a beautifully attached udder and is producing 9-10 pounds of milk each day. I’ll try to get an udder photo up soon. I couldn’t be more pleased with her.



SELLING KIDS - I don't take deposits for kids, but if you're interested, I will be happy to put you on a waiting list and notify you when the kids are born. Let me know why you want a goat (for milk, show, etc. and I'll help match you with the baby who meets your needs.

GOAT SHARES
- We are currently offering goat shares. A goat share is partial ownership of a particular doe. As an owner, you are entitled to a  share of her milk. The doe remains on our farm and we milk her and care for her as a part of our herd. You then receive your share of the milk, cheese, or other dairy products she produces (your choice) and pay us for taking care of your portion of our herd, plus feed, medications, etc. This arrangement is the ONLY legal method for you to obtain raw (unpasteurized) milk and milk products  for human consumption under North Dakota state law. Please call or email m to receive more information, including our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

MILK for non-human consumption - When available, we sell fresh, raw goat milk for non-human consumption. It's a great supplement if you have newborn kittens, puppies, lambs or other creatures. Feeding your pigs milk makes for a very special type of pork. Or use the milk for soapmaking and other crafts.

WHEY is a by-product of my home cheesemaking operation. It's wonderful for giving to your chickens as a calcium source. Adding it around your tomato plants will reduce blossom end rot which can be caused by a lack of calcium. I also pour it around pumpkins for a stronger plant. Again, it's wonderful for pigs and other animals.

GUINEAS & GUINEA EGGS - At times, I'll have adult guineas, keets (baby guineas) and guinea eggs available to sell for you to incubate or hatch under a setting hen. Guineas are seasonal layers, so egg production usually begins in late April or early May and ends in September. Just ask. In July, 2016 we obtained 30 keets from a reliable hatchery in a variety of solid colors. Babies from those guineas will be available starting in July, 2017. Eggs for hatching are available now.

CHICKEN EGGS - In very limited amounts, we have chicken eggs for purchase.