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Thank you for your interest in our stock. For over twenty-five years we have maintained a small herd of outstanding Alpine dairy goats on our ranch in the redwoods of northern California. The herd is the result of a strict culling program and is limited to 8-10 milking does.
Our animals are long-lived, and productive. We breed for structurally correct, smoothly blended does with capacious, exceptional mammary systems. In addition to striving for excellent individuals, we require that our animals consistently reproduce their qualities. This has resulted in highly successful doe lines that produce champion progeny for generations.
Our does are known for their productivity and are in many dairies throughout the state. The herd is closed with the exception of bucks purchased or leased to breed to our does. We do not board; our animals are CAE and abscess free.
To reserve a kid, we require a $100 deposit. Our size constraints also make it imperative that we sell many show-quality kids or milking does we would rather keep. Therefore, nearly all buck kids, and many does will be offered for sale. However, we do reserve the right to decide not to offer any kid born, so we urge you to make both a first and second choice. If we cannot fill your order, your deposit will be returned. Prices do not include a $75 delivery charge to the San Francisco airport, shipping, or health certificate fees. We ship between 2-6 weeks of age. On any buck kid, we reserve the option to purchase up to 20 units of semen for the cost of collection.
If you are looking for an excellent herdsire or a top show doe who is also productive, we think you would do well to consider an animal from Shining Moon Ranch.
2016 Dairy Herd - L-R GCH Extraordinaire, Fashionista, Enchante, GCH Essence
In 2016, the majority of the herd was moved to live with the Goat-San herd in nearby Ukiah, CA. Grant and Micki will still remain active in all herd-related activities. And, we are delighted that Trinity Smith Malmanis, a dear friend and colleague, is the herd manager. Trinity has worked with our animals for many years and we value her wisdom and commitment to breeding the best animals possible. The move will allow our animals to be shown and appraised on a regular basis.
We are especially excited about some of the younger animals in the herd, including our 2016 Spotlight Sale purchase, Austinia, the first new doe to be brought into the herd in over thirty-five years!
Grant and Micki