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Disbudding

$15/kid

Disbudding is not something we enjoy doing. It is a necessary part of the dairy goat world and is done for safety. We disbud our own kids so they can't get stuck in fences and strangle themselves, so they don't purposely or accidentally gore another goat, the LGD or humans. We disbud for showing because it is required for the same safety reasons. 

DO NOT, and I really mean DO NOT email, call, text, pm, dm or snail mail me to tell me that I abuse my goats. If you don't want the service - move on with your life. 

Now that that's all out of the way.... 

Disbudding can be done on large/standard breed goats UP TO 5 days old. The only exception is Nubians who seem to have slower horn growth than others. Nigerian Dwarf, Minis and Pygmy kids can usually wait 7-10 days to be disbudded. Potentially polled animals might be a month or more before their horns start coming in. DO ask - worst case, I feel for buds and decide not to do it. The process per kid will take 15-20 minutes total. This is letting the iron heat up between horns if necessary and between kids. 

You must bring the kid to my farm where I will have an iron already hot. Please do not pet my goats while you are here for biosecurity reasons. Children are welcome to watch! I am very happy to show a child (and parent) how not scary this is and educate. It's easily the worst looking thing we do to the little babies and I am happy to help the humans. The goat kids are usually less traumatized than the humans!

Hoof Trimming

$25/goat 

We offer hoof trimming for goats and sheep. We come with all tools necessary to trim hooves and ask only that you have a space to adequately secure the goat. 

We will work on bucks throughout rut! It's a stinky job no one wants, but we are happy to get those boys feeling their best. 

Blood Drawing

Goats only

Please note that light colored and white goats are harder to draw blood from. Wild goats are nearly impossible to draw blood from.

$15.00/each and up + travel fee of $.50/mile over 10 miles

Biosecurity* Testing;

  • $15: Your supplies, you mail. 
  • $30: Our supplies, you mail.
  • $45: Our supplies and we mail.
     

Pregnancy Testing Only;

  • $15: Your supplies, you mail.
  • $30: Our supplies, you mail.
  • $40: Our supplies and we mail.


Biosecurity* w/Preg Tests;

  • $15: Your supplies, you mail.
  • $30: Our supplies, you mail.
  • $60: Our supplies and we mail. 


*Discounts available for 5 and more goats.

Canine Foster Home

Topolino Farm has been approved to foster Beagles for Nittany Beagle Rescue. We are super excited to give these dogs a loving home where they will be exposed to other dogs, cats, goats and chickens in the spring. Assuming the dogs are dog friendly, they will also get to go on car rides to the horse barn and be exposed to horses and new dogs to play with! 

If you have a Beagle you can no longer keep, please contact NBR. Cathy will help you find your Beagle their furever home! 

Goat Data Junky

Customized Sheets Available - Contact us for a quote

If you're a data junky like me, this is the page for you. All of our data will be compiled here in the name of complete and "udder" transparency. Linear Appraisal scores, DHIR Progress, feed charts, etc. It will all end up here as fast as I can compile it. 

A few of these forms are available for anyone to use/save like the *M requirements by age. That table is ripped directly from ADGA's site and just made easier to read and access. Others like LA Scores and DHIR Tracking can be customized to fit your herd for a price - these take some time to create as blanks and to customize with your goat's names and data. Send an email or FB message if you're interested in a quote. 

Our hourly rate is $20.00 USD (1 hour minimum charge for all projects)
PayPal: +3.19% processing fee unless using Friends & Family
Mailed checks accepted - Project delivered after check successfully deposited/cashed.

Free to use sheets and documents will be marked with a " 🐐 "

If you're feeling generous after snagging a free sheet that still takes a ton of time to create follow this link to donate via PayPal. This works even if you don't have an account with PayPal. 

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